It was Michelangelo who, at age 87, said, “I am still learning”. With the demands of work on us in the 21st century, we desperately need to follow his example.
Today’s knowledge workers face a business environment that often leaves us feeling somewhat bewildered and confused. In fact, there’s even a name for it – VUCA.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with following trends, but they don’t always pan out for all of us. Take, for example, the baggy-jeans trend in the nineties — that was an absolute no-no for me. (I’m sure you’ve committed your own fashion faux pas over the years!)
But what about the trends in L&D? Are they something for us to adopt wholeheartedly, cautiously dip a toe in the water or avoid completely?
We all know the symptoms of Death by PowerPoint: badly designed slides, bullet point after bullet point, endless text.
But it doesn’t have to be like this.
There are many books I have read over the years that have had a profound effect on me, but none more so than John Medina’s Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving At Work, Home and School.