Stories from the Learning and Organisational Development team
Those duh-uh moments
As New Year’s resolutions fade, let’s talk about motivation I have no wish to climb Everest. It’s dangerous, cold and ruinously expensive. But it was a podcast with one of the world’s top Everest guides that made me realise something...
The journey to trust
‘You’ve just got to trust him.’ The words I was dreading as it meant I had to drop the lead and let Ted show me he was worthy of this sentiment. We had been on the training, invested in the...
I have always disliked reflecting on what I do and how I act. The implied criticism was tough on my ego. My tendency has been to avoid confrontation, even with myself. So, I avoided reflecting, and even if I was...
What did I do?
So festive holidays are round the corner and 2022 is coming to a close (whaaaat - how did that happen so quickly?). It’s a great time to devote a little energy to celebrating your successes and learning from what went...
How are we listening?
I want to propose a daft idea. Next time you’re having a meeting that gets through its scheduled business ten minutes early, don’t say: “Great, we can all have ten minutes back in our calendars.” (Everyone cheers). Instead, say: “We’ve...
What would help?
Waking up in the night worrying about your team members; not delegating work because ‘they’ve got enough on their plate, and it’ll be quicker if I just do it myself’; planning to get an important paper written and finding you’ve...
Introducing the Learning and Organisational Development (L&OD) Team
On 28 January 1986 the space shuttle challenger had a fatal accident. 73 seconds into its flight it broke apart and exploded killing all seven crew members on board. I remember watching the story on the news. I also remember...