Is process a single or double line?
A couple of weeks ago, a potential client and I were on a call. This client came to us via a blog post I had written back in 2015. The client is based in the United States of America, and we were on a call at an odd hour. The potential project we were discussing involves working with 10 country heads and…

Corporate culture and fish in the water
Look at this image, like a fish, when we no longer “see the water,” it’s a clear signal that we have assimilated into our surroundings or culture.
Back in 2005, when I was working in Australia, I remembered working so hard to fit in and be like an Australian that I had put a lid on the diverse perspective I could have …

Stories on Social Media
These days, we post almost any and everything on social media. When we attend a workshop, eat or work on a speech, we post our activities on social media. During the times of Circuit Breaker and now, the new normal, we post our Zoom call screenshots! The story we tell ourselves is the need to shape our narrative through the consistent posting…

You spoke well but didn’t communicate well
While I was in high school, I lost a debate competition. I was devastated, especially because before the results were announced so many people had walked up to me and said, “You spoke so well.” I was quietly confident that the trophy would be mine but to my shock that didn’t happen. Perplexed, I went to my teacher. I was hoping that

We missed this about online learning
  I am reading an article in Her Words titled “I’m Teaching Into a Vacuum: 14 Educators on Quarantine Learning.” In this article 14 educators share their feelings, experiences and opinions about teaching online. There is one particular teacher whose words grabbed my attention. In particular, the line “Teaching is so nuanced – you get to know your kids well enough that…

I want to be Popular Story
When I was growing up only credible people became popular. And to become popular they had to have done something in life. There was a strong barrier to entry in to the playground called, ‘for popular people only” Social media changed everything, it now allows people to become popular without having done very much. Here are some new popularity tactics Vanity will…

A story about a fish shop & virtual learning
There are many shops to buy fish from in a wet market but there is one that always has a long queue of people waiting. I have always thought to myself, why do people wait in a queue at this shop when there are many other shops selling an equally good product? This picture is of the fish shop I mention in…

The Frequency & Consistency Story
You subscribe to an online course from an unknown person, it exceeds your expectation or you listen to a talk from an unknown person and it exceeds your expectation. Chances are you will look for more courses and more talks from the same person. And for as long as the person continues to delight you, you will engage with what the person…

Photos You are Failing Me
I wake up every morning to a very colourful tapestry of photos on social media. It includes photos of food people ate,  to friends they met, to workshops they ran, to speech they gave, to people they coached, to awards they won and many posts start with it is my privilege it is my honour I am delighted to which are all…