9 05, 2016

The 3 Real Obstacles to Innovation – Part 3

This article is a follow up to my previous article "The 3 Real Obstacles to Innovation - Part 1" (Fear of Failure) & "The 3 Real Obstacles to Innovation - Part 2" (Not a good idea) Welcome to Part 3 and the final article in this series 3. Innovation is not part of Business as Usual Innovation that [...]

25 04, 2016

Does the ANZAC spirit exist in workplaces today?

Today the 25th of April we celebrate ANZAC day. We pause to remember the day and pay tribute to the thousands of Australian and New Zealand soldiers who landed in Turkey and were killed by an army that knew they were coming. But that’s not why we celebrate ANZAC day. We celebrate because of what [...]

1 03, 2016

The 3 Real Obstacles to Innovation – Part 2

This article is a follow up to my previous article "The 3 Real Obstacles to Innovation - Part 1" In Part 1 I wrote about the importance of businesses to be innovative to not only achieve growth but also to be sustainable. I also wrote about how I believe Australia's National Innovation & Science Agenda doesn't [...]

22 02, 2016

Why a Qualification in Training and Assessment isn’t necessary

Training and Assessment is a necessary function in all workplaces. Firstly let me start by stating that if you are working as a trainer or assessor for an RTO (Registered Training Organisation) then this post is not targeted at you. RTO trainers and assessors need the Certificate IV in Training & Assessment (known as the [...]

17 02, 2016

The 3 real obstacles to innovation – Part 1

There's lots of talk about the importance of being innovative in business. Innovation is necessary for businesses to not only survive but grow and be sustainable in the long term. Innovation leads to better products, processes, reusing resources and waste and improving the competitive advantage of the business. Innovation is a hot topic especially in [...]

9 02, 2016

The top 10 techniques for Workplace Learning

What workplace learning techniques do you prefer? This question was asked during a recent survey. The top 10 answers showed that most people prefer: practical, hands on methods working in groups an interactive environment opportunities to experiment learning from mistakes problem-solving activities a clear why (benefit & purpose) humour & fun a relaxed environment an engaging presenter Research [...]

28 08, 2015

Why Training x Design might not be the right training provider for you

Is Training x Design the right training provider for you? If you’re looking for training that checks boxes – we’re not for you. If the primary reason for training is to fulfil a contractual obligations to your clients, suppliers or industry bodies, to complete compliance or any other reason that culminates in ticking a box [...]

27 07, 2015

Trainers, do people believe you?

What makes a trainer credible? What sets apart one specific presenter as different to the others? Why can we be transfixed on one person, nodding our heads in agreement with every point raised and have a skeptical eye on another? At work it seems we get bombarded with many different people "presenting" themselves; their views, [...]

10 07, 2015

How to deal with difficult people at work

Do you deal with difficult people at work? What makes them difficult to work with? What is the difficulty that you experience when interacting with them? We don't usually choose the people we work with. So the likelihood of not feeling 'connected' to some people at work is high. Not sure if you should deal [...]

30 06, 2015

Time management: How to get more time to do what you want

At a recent time management workshop that I delivered I asked the participants this question: What do you want more time for? Out of 60 responses the results were: Sleep = 7 Work = 7 Travel = 9 Hobbies = 7 Personal projects = 10 Friends/family = 15 Why do you want to spend more [...]