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Changing times and opening minds

Changing times and opening minds

This time last week, I was taking another trip out of my comfort zone as Alistair Nicholls had very kindly invited me to speak at the North West Business Breakfast organised by Manchester Business School. The title of my talk was Why Corporate L&D Needs to Change and How and it felt a good title to […]

The slope of enlightenment

The slope of enlightenment

By Mike Collins on the 22nd March 2013 In my last blog alter egos I started to share some personal traits and experiences that led me in to the world of developing communities to support learning. It wasn’t an overnight thing and it’s still very much work in  progress and I’m learning each day. I […]

You can’t force social…or can you?

You can’t force social…or can you?

The picture below shows my artistic scribblings on a table cloth from the (now not so) recent Connect HR Unconference “The power of a social engaged organisation“. We were asked to write things down for the afternoon sessions that would give us some meaty topics to discuss.You can see from what I wrote the sort […]

#CHRU4 Visual Minutes

#CHRU4 Visual Minutes

I recently attended the Connect HR Unconference #CHRU4 “The power of a socially engaged organisation”. A great event and one that had a very unique approach to capturing the minutes from the days conversations. The minutes were captured by a team of artists from Creative Connection and at the end of the day I took a […]

You are NOT an innovator

You are NOT an innovator

I remember having a twitter conversation with a couple of members of my network a while ago about innovation. I can’t remember the exact exchange but I remember feeling quite dejected and disappointed by the replies. A comment on Assumed Constraints & L&D Thinking by David Goddin aka @changecontinuum  brought the memory back to me but […]