Monthly Archives: March 2017

On change

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” Winston Churchill We found this motivational quotation in Guy Kawasaki’s slide show entitled “10 Disruptive Quotes for Entrepreneurs“. Take a look if you’re looking for some quotations for one of your next workshops.  Continue Reading

A secret to improving understanding between individuals?

The “Johari Window” is a communication model which is used to improve understanding between individuals. The name “Johari” is taken from the names of Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham, who developed their model way back in 1955. We thought this explanation of the Johari quadrants (link to: www.usc.edu) – University of Southern California – might inspire you to use it if you’re not using it already!Continue Reading

Is it the little sweet café or the sweet little café?

As Mignon Fogarty aka the Grammar Girl explains, most native speakers of English instinctively place adjectives in a certain order. Unfortunately, that doesn’t help non-native speakers of English. But as she explains, there is a ‘quasi-official’ order for adjectives. And what we really like is that she’s given us an acronym to help us remember the wordContinue Reading

How to help your participants to remember things – 1

How do we find ways of repeating information and advice without boring our participants? One of our favourite review activities is a very creative one which involves all participants. So here are the instructions: Divide participants into groups. Define the task you want them to review e.g. ‘Key factors for working effectively in a team’. Ask each groupContinue Reading

What the wise man does

“The wise man doesn’t give the right answers, he poses the right questions.” Claude Levi-StraussContinue Reading