The Adult Learning Model is Good to Keep in Mind

Adults learn different from children. Here’s the model: Deliver content to the audience Facilitate question & answer discussion with audience Form breakout groups to practice using what was learned Elicit takeaways from the audience participants and make a “call to action” There are many variations on this model such as adding a “hot seat” for […]

What Was Learned from 40 Years of Soccer?

I’ve played and coached soccer for 40 years and I still miss opportunities. Another dad “joined the coaching staff” this past spring for the 9 year old boys team I’m coaching and he shared a gem at halftime of a game – “we lost the first half, now let’s win the second half.” What a […]

How Grade School Kids Dig-Out of a Ditch

As young kids we’re taught to “care and to share.” When we feel like we’re “in a ditch,” because no one seems to care or share with us, the quickest way-out is to care and share even MORE. It’s not “give first to get,” it’s give and then give MORE (like a two-stage booster rocket […]

Self-Confidence Upended: Have Confidence in Collaboration

Recently, I experienced the honor of being with my grandfather until his last breathes. It reminded me that the only artifacts we leave behind are those created by our behavior while alive. Not only lofty artifacts such as books, speeches and perhaps buildings, but also humbly, a positive imprint on our industry, colleagues or well-adjusted […]