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The Practical Developmental Ideas Ezines are in subject order.
 
Accelerating Learning - Ezine October 2004
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.
Appreciation - Ezine September/October 2003
This talks about the value of appreciation and gives some ideas and exercises for increasing the amount of in the organisation.
Attention- Ezine August 2005
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.
Conflict - Ezine August 2004
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.
Community - Ezine February 2007
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.
Could these simple ideas make the world a happier place? - Ezine April 2008
Here are a few simple but challenging ideas. I hope they may inspire you to action. These are potential programmes or projects.
Creativity - Ezine September 2004
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.
Design of Learning Events - Ezine November 2004
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.
Developing Everybody - Ezine August 2003
This gives some thoughts and methods for developing everybody in an organisation rather than the critical few.
Developmental Culture -Ezine December 2004
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.
Fun and Learning - Ezine May 2005
This is about fun and learning. It has some ideas about how to make learning events and the organisation more fun and more creative.
Eliminating Work - Ezine December 2003
This gives some ideas about how to eliminate work so you can release time for development.
Employee Involvement - Ezine March 2005
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.
Emotional Blocks -Ezine June/July 2004
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.
Extending team working - Ezine April 2003
This is about extending team working to look at teams of two, e.g. managers and secretaries and team working across systems.
Gearing - Ezine April/May 2004
This is about how we can increase the gearing and impact of the development work we do.
Listening - Ezine July 2003
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.
Meetings - Ezine June 2003
This gives some ideas for making meetings more effective and enjoyable. It also gives links to other sources that you will find thought provoking.
The Power of being Positive Ezine September 2005
This ezine gives some examples of positive ways to think about, our lives, work and world and some sources of positive inspiration
Performance - Ezine March 2004
This issue is about managing performance. This depends on the person, their manager, colleagues, and the organisation.
Rest and Renewal - Ezine January/February 2004
This gives some ideas about rest and renewal and asks for your thoughts too.
Spirit - Ezine November 2003
This discusses how to grow the spirit of an organisation, team or individual using practical methods.
Strategy - Ezine January 2005
This issue is about developing strategy. A strategy will help you get from where you are now to where you want to be.
Strengthening your Flame and Clearing the Fog - Ezine May 2006
Everyone has a unique central strength, a "flame". This note shows how make our flames shine more brightly.
Team building between teams - Ezine May 2003
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.
 
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