Month: January 2011

If you’re not talking, you’re not learning

In preparing for our Like Minds itinerary this year, I’ve been thinking again about how people learn and how events should help them learn. In particular, I’ve been thinking about a diagram I blogged about almost a year ago now: This is the cone of learning by Edgar Dale, which says that we remember 10% ...

Your Opinion: Can You Teach Leadership? Or Are You Born With It?

The BBC asked this question a while ago while citing some of the greatest leaders of all time. My opinion is that leadership as a skill can be learnt. I would consider much of leadership being wrapped up in teamwork, influence, strategy, and so on, and these are things that you can most certainly learn. ...

4 Ways To Focus When You Meet People

You might not believe it but there was a time when I was really bad with people. In fact, I was so bad with people that I have the nickname ‘Scary Scott’ at the Christian Union because whilst I was on-target with my bible skills, I was wildly off-target with my people skills. Luckily, I ...

The 5 Innovations of the App Store

Apple have now launched the Mac App Store – the translation of the hughely successful App Store designed to deliver apps for the iPhone and the iPad onto a full blown computer running a full blown operating system. Whilst PC Mag has already produced a hands on walk through that I shan’t be repeating, and Techcrunch gave their ...

The Secret To Writing A Practical, How-To Blog Post

We get told to write “how to” posts and “practical” posts, but ever sit and wonder what to do a practical, how to blog post on? That’s what Mark Dorey asked in one of our conversations this week, and I’ve got to say, it challenged me to think through what the secret is to it ...