Category Archives: Skills

7 traits of the Social Leader

Think about two things: time and emotional energy. You can buy my time: by the hour, by the day or, if you can afford it, for a discounted price called an annual salary. But you can’t buy my emotional energy. … Continue reading

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Fighting fires: experience versus qualifications

Gas towers litter our urban landscapes: rusted, towering steel mushrooms that rise and fall throughout the day. They’re so ubiquitous that i’d never really given them much thought, so it was just a moment of idle curiosity that led me … Continue reading

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Words about Learning: juggling

I can juggle. With two balls. it’s when i use three that the problems start. I’m a little way off from flaming torches and chainsaws. Keeping all the balls in the air can be a challenge and, the more i … Continue reading

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Learning leadership: simulation and reality

Leadership is not a process: it’s an art. I don’t mean that it doesn’t have structure, but rather that there is a highly subjective and qualitative dimension to it. It’s contextual and requires discretion and decision making in terms of … Continue reading

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Skills training using e-learning. Using diagnostic exercises, feedback and justification to overcome the challenges.

It’s sometimes felt that you can only really train facts and figures with e-learning, that skills training requires face to face interventions. This is based on the fact that you can’t give direct feedback on behaviours to an individual within … Continue reading

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Running away to the circus. Why it could take a long time to learn the skills and aesthetics.

Patience is a virtue, but sometimes in short supply. It seems to take an age to learn to be good at something new. Sure, you can get the basics pretty quickly, but to be really good takes time. You need … Continue reading

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