Are You Using Reverse Mentoring?


Many organisations have mentoring programs, but do you also encourage and foster REVERSE mentoring? It’s a growing trend among smart organisations, and one of the best ways to tap into the talent and skills of your people. ...

Read More

Virtual Collaboration with Webinars


The Institute for the Future identified virtual collaboration as one of the ten key skills for being fit for the future. In the future, virtual reality will make virtual collaboration seamless, but we’re not there yet. Currently, the best practice tools for virtual collaboration are webinars a...

Read More

The Future of Conferences


The NSW Government recently announced a trial of in-ground “traffic lights” at key intersections in the CBD, to warn pedestrians on mobile phones who don’t look up while crossing the road. It’s been interesting to see the reactions to this idea on social media. Many people are saying it just...

Read More

The Future of Conferences


New technology, changing demographics, and the shift in the future of work have all changed the event landscape. In-person meetings, conferences, off-sites and other events play an even more important role in today’s high-tech, always-on world. But only if these events change to take advantag...

Read More

Strong, Smart Mentoring Moves


For most organisations, traditional training courses have two big weaknesses: They teach skills rather than experience, and they tend to be “one size fits all” processes. You can address both weaknesses with a simple but highly effective way of accelerating the experience curve for your...

Read More

How to Up Your Mentoring Game


Even if your organisation doesn’t have a formal mentoring program in place, offer mentoring to your team members. Because mentoring can be done informally and with few resources, it’s easy to take the initiative yourself. Find the right mentor The old-fashioned view of mentoring was tha...

Read More

Professional Development for Distributed Teams


Members of distributed teams value and expect opportunities for professional development just as much as in-office team members. As a leader or manager, be proactive and innovative to find ways to help accelerate the experience curve for your distributed team members. Listen To the Episode Find ou...

Read More

More Learning in Less Time: Make the Student the Teacher


One of the best ways to learn something is by teaching it to somebody else – as you might have discovered with your own learning. Use this with your team members as well, but encouraging them to teach each other. In other words, rather than them all being students, give them the chance to als...

Read More

The Future of Training


In the past, workplace education was done mostly through training courses. But digital disruption has transformed the education industry, and there are now so many other ways to learn and teach. The best organisations use a combination of learning environments – including in-person workshops,...

Read More

The Training Fix That Builds Skills Fast


When a team member needs some training and development, consider an online course as an option. Although we’re still in the early days of online training, it’s still advanced far enough to be valuable. It’s also fast, accessible and affordable, which makes it ideal for your team m...

Read More