The Learning Cafe

Transforming Workforce

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On October 24, 2018

If you missed our “Transforming Workforce” event last week, the panelists did a spectacular job and sparked some interesting conversations.     Here are a few of the key themes… The Fourth Industrial Revolution is here! “Digital technology” is not a skillset but a mindset. Customer needs and workforce needs are changing and the balance between digital and human is...

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My Mental Health Journey

  • Posted by Elysia Arnold
  • On October 9, 2018

What happens when your mind becomes your injury? It’s Mental Health Awareness week so we wanted to share a thought provoking story from one of our colleagues about their mental health journey A work colleague of mine recently fractured his ankle and is sporting a very colourful cast on his lower leg.  It’s easy to spot his injury.  Of course,...

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Optimus Prime has a desk job

  • Posted by Elysia Arnold
  • On August 28, 2018

  What do robots and workplaces have in common? It all starts with this video recently published by Hank Green. The video explores the idea that in the internet community we are all wearing robot suits! Not real robot suits, but external appearances that affect how people perceive and interact with us. With a stray tweet, someone with a giant...

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Food for Thought | The simple reason to ban laptops in meetings

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On June 20, 2018

A professor walks into a lecture hall and glances around at a packed house of students typing away on screens. As the clock indicates it’s time to get started, she clears her throat and asks everyone to put their laptops away before class. The students all freeze, looking at each other with incredulity. This must be some sort of joke,...

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Food for Thought | How this CEO prioritizes employee joy

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On June 20, 2018

Last December, I met up with a group of awesome people in Laguna Beach, CA. We ran along the beach together. Shared personal stories that made us laugh and cry. Ate some good food. Even spent time volunteering for local organizations. No, this was not a vacation with my oldest friends — it was the Aha! semi-annual company meeting. And...

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Food for Thought | A legendary coach shared his best piece of advice. You can follow it in minutes

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On May 22, 2018

Don Yaeger has received his fair share of inspirational advice. As someone who has spent his career studying high performers, first as a sports journalist and then as the author of numerous celebrity biographies, he has had firsthand insight into the lives of some of the world’s greatest professionals and what makes them so successful. But of all the tips...

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Food for Thought | Time to grow up …. we all need PIPs

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On May 22, 2018

After fiddling around with my work-frame concept last weekend I’ve thought a bit more about my own performance improvement…. by which I mean how I get better at what I do. I want to get better not because I don’t think I’m good enough (although I did for many years) but because I’m alive, growing and developing in so many...

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