The Practical Developmental Ideas Ezines are in subject order.
This issue is about accelerating learning. I have wondered for a long time how infants learn so fast and what we could do to keep learning as fast as they do.
This talks about the value of appreciation and gives some ideas and exercises for increasing the amount of in the organisation.
Attention is wonderful to receive and rewarding to give, but there is not much of it around in our busy lives. This ezine gives a few ideas about how to give and have more.
We live in a world of intense threat and great opportunity. This is also true at the smaller scale of an organisation. We will only make progress by working together. So building community is vital.
This issue is about how to handle and resolve conflict. We often see conflict as destructive and it can be if mishandled. When you handle conflict well it can lead to magnificent creativity and growth.
Here are a few simple but challenging ideas. I hope they may inspire you to action. These are potential programmes or projects.
This issue is about how releasing creativity. I don't agree with the conventional view that only a few "special" people can be creative. There is a lot we can do to help release creativity from everyone, including ourselves.
This issue is about the design of learning events. There are some principles and methods that can make learning events enjoyable and productive. When they work, learning events can make a big difference to an organisation. When they don't, they create cynicism that is very hard to shift.
This gives some thoughts and methods for developing everybody in an organisation rather than the critical few.
This issue has some ideas on what a developmental culture is and how we can develop one. In a developmental culture, learning happens easily without you having to drive it.
This gives some ideas about how to eliminate work so you can release time for development.
This is about the causes of emotional blocks that can affect any area of a person's work or life. It gives some ways to remove them, illustrated with examples.
This issue is about ways to involve employees. People who work for organisations often have ideas and thoughts that could make all the difference but they don't express them. This note gives some practical ways to release them.
This is about extending team working to look at teams of two, e.g. managers and secretaries and team working across systems.
This is about fun and learning. It has some ideas about how to make learning events and the organisation more fun and more creative.
This is about how we can increase the gearing and impact of the development work we do.
This discusses the value of listening and gives some ways of having more of it in organisations. It gives links to information on two-way helping, see coconsulting and cocounselling for more.
This gives some ideas for making meetings more effective and enjoyable. It also gives links to other sources that you will find thought provoking.
This issue is about managing performance. This depends on the person, their manager, colleagues, and the organisation.
This gives some ideas about rest and renewal and asks for your thoughts too.
This discusses how to grow the spirit of an organisation, team or individual using practical methods.
This issue is about developing strategy. A strategy will help you get from where you are now to where you want to be.
Everyone has a unique central strength, a "flame". This note shows how make our flames shine more brightly.
This has two pieces on extending teamwork further to include team building between teams and groups. It has two outline designs for workshops that you can adapt.
This ezine gives some examples of positive ways to think about, our lives, work and world and some sources of positive inspiration