Teaching Tip: Tactics or Strategies?

I recently facilitated an exercise for some folks who were enrolled in their organization’s leadership development program. The more strategic level work I do, the more I notice when there’s a disconnect between what’s delivered versus what the participant actually learns. Here’s some further context:The leadership program takes place over 2 years where they participate in […]

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Why I don’t Instruct with PowerPoint … and what I use instead

Confession: I’ve abandoned the use of Microsoft PowerPoint for presentations. Mostly. Here’s the caveat … some of the courses I deliver are for government clients that require a government-approved curriculum, including a government-approved PowerPoint presentation full of government-approved acronyms. Ugh.Why PowerPoint to Begin With?The idea behind “Death by PowerPoint” is reasonable.For “John” on the East coast to […]

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When a leader gets pulled in too many directions …

We’ve all been taxed with choices and opportunities beyond our ability to tackle them all: Holiday party invites, an extra piece of birthday cake, etc. The easy answer is to decline by saying “I can’t.” However, study’s show that people that say “can’t” tend to revert back to the undesired behavior (like being overscheduled, overfed, etc.) a […]

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