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How to brainstorm so that you ACTUALLY get some new IDEAS?

Yesterday (22.7.15) I was conducting a Creative Problem Solving workshop for a client. How can you have a session on creativity without discussing Alex Osborne’s #brainstorming technique? So I launched into the same, sharing the cardinal rules of brainstorming: No criticism or debate. Criticism will just stem the flow of ideas. Quantity is more important …

9 tips to present like a pro

Have you ever been in a situation where a young child is running after a ball and onto a road? You are yelling at him/her to stop but the child continues not realizing. Why is that? The ball is creating enough distraction for the child that what you are saying is overlooked. We live in …

3 things #EffectiveLeaders do

It doesn’t matter if you like leading or are a lousy leader, you are probably leading something or the other right now, whether it is a family, business, community, team etc.  We all are in a position to shape someone’s thoughts, dreams, aspirations and beliefs. The only difference is how many people we influence. According …

Psychometric assessments – Square pegs round holes

Psychometric assessments – Square pegs round holes Many business managers wonder if all the hype surrounding psychometric testing is just that marketing hype. While not all state it but they do wonder if the money they invest on employee profiling using psychometric tests is worth the money it costs. My sympathies are with them as …

What does the 21st century learning facilitator look like?

Are we as learning facilitators really riding the wave of change that has finally hit the shores of learning? I use the term learning facilitators because that is who we really are. A couple of us learning facilitators at Larks Learning brainstormed to conceptualize how does the 21st century #learning facilitator look like and decided on the …

How to get great participant feedback?

As all trainers would testify getting great participant feedback is absolutely essential to survival as a #trainer. Each of us has developed our own strategies to build credibility, connect with and engage our participants. We use a plethora of #training methodologies and brush up our content. These are the strategies that we have seen our mentors use and …