Strategic Thinking: An Organizational Perspective

Any business, any research or any project can’t overlook strategical thinking if success is intended. Strategic thinking is nothing but that business process that involves the planning for today and the future, to avoid flaws and to prevent failures. There are no codes, guidelines or fixed-techniques in strategic planning as the codex differs from business […]

Top Strategies for Effective Conflict Management at Work

Conflicts at work are inevitable. That does not mean that you have to become rebellious or become inefficient at your workplace. The reason being, at the end of the day, it’s all about how well you prove to be productive and have the ability to manage your team. Conflict management skills are one of the most […]

Tips to Create Effective Blended Learning Strategies

Instructional design (also known as ID) is one of the most versatile topics to know about and discuss in the field of education. ID is basically the process by which learning experiences are designed, developed on the basis of planning and delivered by teachers. ID includes online courses, video tutorials, learning simulations and so much […]

Measuring the Impact of Training

We’ve been designing and delivering professional development training for over 10 years. But how do we know if our training is leading to a behavioural change? Here’s an example, we designed and delivered a “Dealing with Difficult People” course for 12 Supervisors. These supervisors were the meat in the sandwich and were dealing with angry internal and external […]

Is Classroom Learning Style a Dinosaur?

Organisations are moving swiftly towards blended learning. Traditional training topics are now ‘online modules’. To cater for employees being “very busy”, the duration of these courses has been significant shortened. So all is well right? Most skills take you about 100 hours to become adept. More importantly to learn a skill, it really helps if […]

Tactics to Deal with Difficult People at Work

We humans are unique in our own ways and understand that everyone has different ways of reacting to people based on values, beliefs and opinions. However, there’s always been one category of people whom you can deal with in the same way because they are annoying and pointless most of the times – The Difficult […]

Supervisors and Managers – They’re Different!

Management hierarchy can be hard to understand – You as professionals may have trouble setting your professional goals too! You may wonder whether you’d like to become a supervisor or manager, for instance. So, understand the who Supervisors and Manager are, first. Supervisors are professionals who are in direct contact with operatives and the functions of […]

Dipping Down

You’re walking home and you spot $5 on the ground. I assume most people would pick it up and think it was a bit lucky finding the $5. Maybe you’ll donate it or you might even buy a lottery ticket while your luck is in. So for a minimum amount of effort (stooping down to […]

Dos and Don’ts to Deal with Difficult Parents

Have you ever come across angry parents at School and had no idea how you could possibly deal with them? Well, now you’ll know exactly how to do so. You need to understand something about dealing with difficult parents – these parents love their children educators like you need to understand that, be empathetic towards them. Here […]

Checkmate Whingeing

I’ve had a problem with my neighbour parking her car willy nilly on our nature strip for the same amount of time 6 ½ years. I reckon I’m a good neighbour but she likes my shaded nature strip particularly in Summer so her car doesn’t get so hot. So she abandons her driveway and her […]