Working as a graphic recorder / scribe – Working Out Loud Project #WOL2

I have recently been asked to deliver two projects as a Graphic Facilitator. This means that I have achieved my goal of finding some initial work as a scribe by March 2017 as outlined in my Working Out Loud project. Due to Non Disclaimer, I… Continue reading

Performance Management

I recently read THIS Point of View paper from Achieve+Forum on performance management. It has some great statistics on the issues with current performance management systems. Essentially many of the large HR consultancies have said that they are not fit for purpose. I think most people… Continue reading

100 Days of Business Acronyms – kick off

After recently completing my #100daysofpersonaleffectiveness project I have decided to take on another challenge. I recognised in that challenge, that I needed to create more variation in my writing style. This means using different fonts and sizes of lettering. To help me broaden my range, I… Continue reading

The Business Case for EQ

 As was preparing to deliver a two day open course programme for the Berlin School of Creative Leadership on Emotional Intelligence, I did some research on the business case for EQ. One of the documents I came across, was THIS excellent one from 6Seconds.org. It has some… Continue reading

Bikablo challenge – 100 sketchnotes

Today I completed my self set drawing challenge, the Bikablo challenge. The challenge was to draw 100 note pages around the topic of “self improvement”, using “bikablo” style figures. I set myself the Bikablo challenge in order to help shift towards my working out loud challenge… Continue reading

Sketchnoting for study

October 1st sees a new cohort join B629, the course on Marketing and Finance that I support as an Associate Lecturer of the Open University. Having got more into Sketchnotes over the summer, it seemed to make sense to consider there use for study. Here… Continue reading

50 Days of #100daysofpersonalimprovement

Work and travel has been keeping me away from blogging. Aiming to get back on track again. One habit that I have been able to keep doing is #100daysofpersonalimprovement. Currently on day 51 of the 100 days. This is yesterdays: Aiming to place all here… Continue reading

#100DayProject – Kick off

I have seen a whole range of people getting involved and engaged in the 100 Day Project, which is in essence, focusing on a topic or area for 100 days an sharing the results. As I am keen to develop my scribing skills (see WOL… Continue reading

H817 – Where it is at currently

It has been a while since I posted about H817. The reason for this is threefold: Up until recently an assignment was due, and that has taken my focus. Work and particularly the hectic travel schedule has meant I have been in catchup mode. The… Continue reading

Doodles4leaders heads to Facebook

Now I am into my third week of weekday doodling, of research from business schools. I have set up a page on Facebook, called, surprisingly: “Doodles4Leaders“. The intention is to just post images of the doodles ,with no commentary. kind of a storage thing really.… Continue reading

Rhizomatic learning – reflections H817 Wk 11 Act

As part of the ongoing exploration of learning pedagogy in H817, were have been asked to explore “Rhizomatic” learning via a video, and then reflect on it, through a few questions:   Were you convinced as an approach? I think as an extension of ¨networked¨… Continue reading

Doodles4leaders – Twitter account for doodles

This week I have had a bit of a brainwave called doodles4leaders. I know, these things do not happen very often. I am currently supporting the setup of a new venture called “Ideas Into Impact” from tap’d solutions, where we take summarised leading edge business research and… Continue reading

Coaching Salespeople – sketchnote

First play around with Copic markers.

Background to MOOCs – Week 10 Act 12 H817

To kick off Week 10 of H817, we were asked to watch a video and reflect on the role of MOOCs in our current roles. VIDEO: George Siemens and Dave Cormier interviewed by Martin Weller about MOOCs: Read Liyanagunawardena et al. (2013), MOOCs: A systematic… Continue reading

Equal Onus – Shared burden

I recently came across the concept of Equal Onus and I thought it would be worth sharing. This video  about Equal Onus from Eagles Flight outlines the key concept: Equal Onus reflections: Both leaders and employees share the burden or responsibility for the success of the organisation… Continue reading

Digital Sketchnotes – 1st attempt

As part of my exploration of skechnoting this month, I decided to have a play with Digital Sketchnotes, in order to maximise the use of an airplane flight. For this I stole my daughters iPad and downloaded Autodesk Sketchbook. I also dug out an old stylus… Continue reading

Sustainability models OER – H817 Wk 9 Activity 10

For this second activity of week 9 of H817 we were asked to read “On the Sustainability of Open Educational Resource Initiatives in Higher Education” by David Wiley and consider the sustainability models of four hubs economic models: Coursera BCcampus FutureLearn OpenLearn Coursera Seems to… Continue reading

Creative Commons Licences – H817 Week 9 Activity 9

As part of H817 we have been asked to consider: “For your blog content and other material you produce, consider which of the Creative Commons licences you would use, and justify your choice. You can post this in the forum or in your blog.“ Creative… Continue reading

How to deliver a great TED talk – Sketchnote

This is a quick sketch note of the book “How to deliver a great TED talk” by Akash Karia. The book provides some excellent tools and tips for anyone engaged in presenting or storytelling.

Illuminate – Sketchnote

A quick sketch note of the book “Illuminate” by Nancy Duarte and Patti Sanchez. The book is about the use of effective communication to support change and transformation in organisations. The book is a worthwhile read for all leaders and those supporting transformation.