How to ask great questions

As children we ask questions until our parents’ ears explode!  But as we get older we stop asking questions.  Maybe it’s because we stop wanting to learn?  Maybe because we stop being curious?  Maybe because we don’t want to appear stupid? Asking questions is a powerful way to create new insights and unearth limiting assumptions.  […]

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Learn, un-learn, re-learn, repeat In October 2017 I was sitting in the reception room of the music department at Wits University.  I was sweating profusely, not just because of the heat of the day, but because of overwhelming anxiety.  In 10 minutes, I was scheduled to go into the exam room to play my Grade 2 violin exam.  I [...]
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We finish each other’s…sandwiches?

My 9-year old son knows everything.  At least, he thinks he does.  Arguably he is an intelligent youngster.  But he has an annoying habit of finishing my sentences. Example:  I would say “I think we can play some…” and he will finish with “Xbox?”  “No,” I would seethe.  “Chess.  I was going to say chess!”  […]

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How to draw a headstone

When having discussions on “what we need to bury in order to move forward, the icon of a headstone is valuable.  And it is easy to draw. I have used it in discussions on mortality for an insurance company;  what in their leadership behaviours is causing employees to disengage; and how to decrease refugee mortality […]

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Practical tips for live graphic recording

When I started out with graphic recording, I worried about how to plan for recording a session or a talk when you have no idea what to expect.  With patience and practise things do get easier – but there are a couple of rules and tips that I’d like to share with you. 1.  Start […]

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How to draw GROWTH
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How to capture an iceberg

The concept of an iceberg is usually used to indicate what we see (above the water) and what we don’t see (below the water). This metaphor can be used in connection with culture and beliefs – the behaviours above the water that we can identify and recognise, and the beliefs and assumptions that are difficult […]

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Coaching: How to make supervision work for your organisation

First published on www.talenttalks.net in Dec 2017. Coaching can add tremendous value to employees’ learning and performance. Being in charge of coaching in your organisation is a rewarding but challenging role. Getting it right depends on ensuring that your coaches have the support that they need to add that value. It also provides a way […]

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