Phonetikana – Using visual text to teach Japanese

Building phonetic pronunciation into the letter design of a font. Wow!   This is a brilliant way to make a complex character set more manageable to learn. Check it out and see if you can find the Super Hero within:   http://johnsonbanks.co.uk/thoughtfortheweek/phonetikana/ Thanks to Ian McLean (DJ Epyon) for sharing this creative approach. More interestingContinue reading “Phonetikana – Using visual text to teach Japanese”

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Don’t like your team situation? Turn it around!

Your can change your perception: Just flip it… Special thanks to Cindy McCahon and Susan Jacobs for introducing me to this mind-flipping snippet presented by Team Builders Plus. Your turn: Please click here to share one word that describes your reaction to this video.

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Story Spines Can Inspire Change

Once Upon a Time, You Created Change… Storytelling has long been a vehicle for creating a journey of the imagination, a journey in which a transformation happens. In his March 2012 Fast Company article, “Using Great Storytelling To Grow Your Business,” Kaihan Krippendorff writes about how to use effective storytelling to drive change and growth in anContinue reading “Story Spines Can Inspire Change”

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5-minute Contest: Mentorship and Onboarding

Mentor Me… Here’s an easy contest to win! In his article, “Mentoring and On-Boarding: Two Peas in a Pod,” Talent Management’s Frank Kalman makes a compelling case for mentorship as a game-changing onboarding tool. I’m going to take a leap by extending Kalman’s theory, and say that I believe that you (yes, you, dear reader) areContinue reading “5-minute Contest: Mentorship and Onboarding”

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Change again? Good grief!

How Change is Like Grief People experience different emotions when faced with change. Change can be viewed as a grieving process of sorts. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross described five stages of grief in her seminal work, ‘On Death and Dying’ in 1969. The five stages include: Denial Anger Bargaining Depression Acceptance (+ Moving On) Kubler-Ross described the experiencesContinue reading “Change again? Good grief!”

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