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Ever left a workshop unable to recall what happened in the first half of the day? That first point you thought was so epic that you’d never have to write down to remember? The anecdote that made you laugh and nod around 11 a.m? And…what did you have for lunch? No, you’re not sieve-brained. You’re simply a human who has fallen victim to the dreaded ‘Forgetting Curve’. The Forgetting Curve “hypothesizes the decline of memory retention in time” and says that after a matter of mere days, we humans tend to remember only about 50% of newly learned info unless there’s something compelling us to remember. That compelling element can… Read more >

Before I started a training company or worked in the ad biz, I was among other things, a TV host. I got this gig by pitching some development ideas to a TV production company. Watching me do my thing, the President suddenly commented; “You know, you should be on camera.” Hell YEAH I should!! And thus my accidental TV career was born. But for however slick I might have been at ‘pitching’, I was in no way prepared for the challenges to come. Being on camera, especially live TV or multi-camera shoots, is still to-date the hardest thing I’ve ever done. But boy oh boy, were my learnings ever valuable… Read more >

Let’s face it – even a leader with a healthy ego knows he or she can’t succeed alone. Success depends a lot (maybe even entirely) on the performance of our people. So as ‘Wise Leaders’, we’re always keeping an eye on them – it’s a big part of our job. But what are we looking for? Our human tendency is to always be on the lookout for problems. In fact our brains are hardwired to be on guard for potential threats to our existence, which is why we survived as a species (thanks brain!). If you extend this into leadership, the perceived ‘threat’ can come in the form of a… Read more >