Tag Archives: Messages

Effecting change in the Social Age: don’t push harder, share smarter

The Social Age is characterised by states of constant change. Organisational response to change is often to try to drive messages out, to react, to take a stance and push people into place to deliver it. This is all very … Continue reading

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Why social businesses, leaders and learners need to understand amplification

I was never much good at organised games at school. To be honest, i just wasn’t very engaged. Whilst the other boys were charging around the rugby pitch in the rain, sliding through the mud and acquiring scars to carry … Continue reading

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The simple messages at the heart of learning. The benefits of avoiding complexity.

Good ideas can easily become bad ones. Simple messages easily get waterlogged by complexity. Our role in the design and delivery of learning solutions is partly to inject enough energy and momentum to get a project moving, and partly to … Continue reading

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Stating the obvious. Why less can be more.

I was talking with an entrepreneur yesterday who has developed and sells a service into Healthcare clients. It’s a rather complex mixture of a software system and consultancy and, if truth be known, i couldn’t tell you exactly what it’s … Continue reading

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What’s the difference between genuine and fake? Integrity in learning.

I was out in Dublin last night, searching for some good Irish folk music and a decent whiskey. I ended up in a pub that had neither. It had timber beams and smoke stained ceilings, a wooden bar and Guinness. … Continue reading

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