Tag Archives | Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning & the Slimy Snot-Fish

            I was fascinated to read about the unknown species of giant jellyfish, cutely dubbed the snot-fish, which washed up in Tasmania last week. Looking at pictures of the poor, stranded thing I wondered whether, in feeling pity for it, I was guilty of anthropomorphosis . A quick inspection reveals […]

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Breaking Bad Assumptions About Learning & Development

During 2013 our office became collectively addicted to Breaking Bad. For those not hooked the drama, streamed by Netflix, revolves around a terminally ill chemistry teacher named Walter White. Motivated by the urge to provide for his son and wife, White reinvents himself as a market-leading producer of crystal meth operating under the nom-de-guerre of […]

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Leaders Need to Talk the Talk!

              Finally it’s happening. You’re on stage. Under the lights. Staring out into the audience. A conference of hundreds. A sea of faces, each focused on you, hungry for your insights, primed for your wisdom. You smile and your gaze drops to the autocue. It’s dead. The carefully crafted […]

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The Challenges and Joys of Jargon

            Looking over my 8 year-old son’s schoolbooks the other day I came across a poem he had written. It contained the line “The peaceful sun wrapped its arms around the unpeaceful clouds. ” His teacher had circled “unpeaceful” and in the margin written “not a real word.” The annotation […]

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Hands Up if You’ve Had Enough of Volunteering

            Research to be published this spring by The Centre for Corporate Citizenship, Boston, will reveal high levels of job satisfaction among corporate responsibility professionals. No surprise there, you might say. After all, in contrast to finance and HR professionals, so often perceived, especially in straitened times, as bearers of […]

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