“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” Paul J. Meyer
This will be an extremely brief Tip.
Have you ever heard of the Pomodoro Technique? It is used for time management and was developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980’s, but I had never heard of it before. I think it’s a great idea if you can arrange to have no interruptions for an hour.
It uses a timer to break work down into intervals of 25 minutes, separated by 5 minute breaks.
The idea is to focus for 25 minutes on a task, then take a 5 minute break away from your computer. Do this … Read the rest
“Collaboration allows us to know more than we are capable of knowing by ourselves.” Paul Solarz
Last week, I introduced The Peer Learning Group. This week, I’d like to provide more specific information about The Peer Learning Group Model, which is a collaborative peer-based learning approach.
The Peer Learning Group Model is based on U-theory, so it looks like this:
The peer learning groups form (engage) to discuss a specific management challenge, using module materials that we provide.
Every module involves two 90-minute sessions, a practice session in the intervening time, and a post-session. In Session 1, the managers share their knowledge and experience and learn new techniques. More specifically, group members: identify their problems and … Read the rest
“I’ve been imitated so well I’ve heard people copy my mistakes.” Jimi Hendrix
I just attended a three- day marketing seminar conducted by a self-proclaimed curriculum design expert. It was very disappointing to see once again what happens when a trainer ignores the basics and sets learners up to fail.
She made ten glaring mistakes. We covered the first five in last week’s Tip. Here are mistakes 6-10:
- Never hold a one-on-one conversation with a participant in response to a question or comment that many could not hear.
Instead, repeat every question and comment before you answer it. This is both a courtesy and a necessity for those who might have shared the same concern or confusion and needed … Read the rest
September 3, 2016
Hello, before I tell you about our jam packed day today, I have to add some other tidbits I forgot to mention.
First, the restaurant bathroom was unisex, with one stall for men, one stall for women and a sink all in the same small room. To say we weren’t expecting that would be an understatement. But we managed then and again today in a museum restroom.
Second, more about Napoleon. The reason why he always posed with his hand in front of his waist was not because of ego, it was because of intense stomach pain. When he posed, he was pressing against his stomach to ease some of the pain.
12 years after he died … Read the rest