Category: Resources

Sketchnoting resources

Recently I was lucky enough to attend, as a participant, the Leadership Development  Intensive at the Scherer Leadership International centre in Krakow, Poland. Several of my peers were intrigued by the Sketchnotes that I developed and so here is a list of resources on Sketchnotes! General… Continue reading

Canvas collection – A list of visual templates

I have been using in my coaching, facilitation and training work,the very well known Business Model Canvas from the best selling book Business Model Generation, pretty much since it came out. Off the back of that, I got involved in the crowd sourced follow up book… 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

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

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

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

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.

Experience with Open Education – H817 Week 7 Activity 1

The first activity on Block 2 of H817 asks us to write a blog post that describes our experience with open education. My experiences of open education are fairly limited and so really I only have two complete experiences to mention: Completing a MOOC: Course on gamification at Coursera… Continue reading

SBI Feedback model – Situation Behaviour Impact

I while back I did some research around popular feedback models (Posts tagged “feedback“). Recently I was developing some materials for a client and they requested to use the SBI Feedback model. I did know of it, though personally do not use it, as I… Continue reading

Shane Sutton – Performance coaching – A conversation Sketchnote

Yesterday I had the opportunity, at a private event for OTD,  a training company I do associate work for,  to listen to Shane Sutton OBE talk about performance coaching for a few hours. Shane is currently the Technical Director of British Cycling and was previously head… Continue reading

Virtual team learning – 10 tips for success – H817

Over the last few weeks on the H817 Open University course, we were tasked to develop some activities in virtual study groups in teams of five people. Each activity had the duration of a week and required outputs to be published to our peer group… Continue reading

Compendium software – Act5 Part 2 H817

These are my thoughts and notes around Compendium software in its relation to being innovative. To quote the Compendium Institute (2016): “Compendium is a software tool providing a flexible visual interface for managing the connections between information and ideas.” In my previous part of this… Continue reading

Airplane productivity – Sketch noting time?

I have done a couple of of return flights to Germany (Frankfurt and Stuttgart) this week and I reflected on how best to use my time on the flights. I do not like doing emails on planes or any client work, due to the confidential… Continue reading

Comfort Zone

This is the fifth in a series of articles around key concepts that have impacted me personally and professionally over the course of my career. I cam across the phrase of comfort zone early in my career when working at Plas-Y-Brenin, The National Centre for Mountain… Continue reading

The Performance equation

This is the fourth, in an occasional series, of articles around key concepts that have had a signifiant impact on me as a business leader, person, coach, trainer and facilitator. I originally came across the concept of the inner game and the performance long before… Continue reading

Thinking Tools – DATT

This is the third of ten blog articles around concepts that have had a significant on me as a manager, leaders, coach and facilitator. When considering to change career in my very early twenties and get into working in people performance improvement in organisation I… Continue reading

Feedback essentials

Over the last few months I have written nine articles on giving, recieving and structuring feedback. The “Feedback Essentials” slideshow below contains the main points from each article. You can find a link to the original articles in the notes view of the slides. If you… Continue reading