Category Archives: Learning

Tatiana Grigorieva – Transitions, Fear and Willingness

Tweet Tatiana Grigorieva is an Olympic silver medallist (in pole vault, Sydney 2000), mother, coach, entrepreneur and all round fascinating person. In this interview I did for the Queensland Academy of Sport Action TV series, we explore: the transitions that have … Continue reading

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The Art of Learning: Fractals, Water Polo and Marketing Templates

Tweet “We do not learn from experience, but from reflecting on the experience.” – John Dewey [This post started out as a book review and became a reflection on my own experiences of learning. The idea of fractal learning is … Continue reading

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Go Slow to Go Fast – a Business Lesson from Water Polo

Tweet When I was up to my eyeballs in water polo, a part of my training was weekly martial arts sessions with Andy Sutton. Back in early 2002 he introduced me to the principle: “Go slow to go fast.” This … Continue reading

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Reinventing Education (More Opposite Thinking)

Tweet Consider your schooling for a minute. What if you had lectures for home work and exercises for class time? What if you could have spent more one on one time with your teacher to help you really grasp the … Continue reading

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Opposite thinking

Tweet Look hard at how your industry works now. Then see what might happen if you do the opposite. If you were looking at the web design industry, the exercise might start [and I mean start – you could definitely … Continue reading

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How to solve any problem in 20 mins – The Value of Extreme Questioning

Tweet Quick Background: I learned about the Extreme Questioning process from Liz Wiseman (author of Multipliers) at her one day workshop at the Growth Summit. Obviously I’m a big fan – this is my 3rd blog post on this book! Here’s no.1 … Continue reading

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Implementing Role Practice – A 24 second Why to and How to Guide for Business

Tweet A friend of mine asked me a question the other day: What are the most important things you’ve implemented in your business? It got me thinking… So I’m starting a series of posts to answer the question. For the … Continue reading

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4 key leadership learnings from “Multipliers” (by Liz Wiseman)

Tweet The premise of Multipliers written by Liz Wiseman, is that any leader can be placed on a spectrum between being a Multiplier (good) and being a Diminisher (bad). (If you’re interested in finding out your style, try this questionnaire.) … Continue reading

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