Finally, the end / beginning of a year requires a reboot. Take a risk on something new. Learn about different approaches. Continue to learn new technology that drives performance. Stop thinking there is one solution. Success without pain is not a viable choice. Contingency is the way the world really works so think in options. Those of us who grow learning in others can’t be hypocritical – we must invest time in growing our own learning. Take a lesson from AGILE practitioners and learn how to fail early and often. That’s how innovation grows. Here are some ideas for the slow, calm days after the holidays:
The SketchNote Handbook
I’ve always been a big fan of Mind Maps while fearful that I can’t draw. This book is helping me step up my game. Check out the demo using the heading link.
Visual Storytelling is an amazing thing. I’ve got these workshops on my bucket list. Here’s how Duarte describes what they do:
Duarte delivers communications that transform. We specialize in moving people — in one moment or over the course of many moments — through persuasive visual stories and presentations.
Here’s a great resource for deep dive simulations. Use them to augment your learning experiences or just augment yourself. Forio has a platform that allows people to build robust simulations for anything they want. Now, they’ve partnered with their clients (example, Harvard) to resell simulations created by others using their platform. I’ve used the Data Analytics simulation in our Driving Performance Through Data simulation – powerful add-on. Very reasonably priced.
These are my go-to, favorite video guys. Here’s why I love them: the custom videos they created with animated ‘us’ is not only fun and aligned to our culture, but we never age! No need to update constantly as clothes and people change. Add to that their ability to make your message strong, short and memorable. Give Alp a shout. Here’s our PM video as an example (note the red head).
I’ve discovered an incredible new game to drive collaboration. In today’s frustrating, remote, multitasking work space, communication and collaboration are not easy. This ‘Bridging the Communication Divide’ is not for the novice – you’ll have to be a stellar facilitator willing to do the prep to get the great learning and benefits this face to face simulation drives.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
from all of us at Russell Martin & Associates and Moser Consulting