Catechism of Cliché (9) online marketing

Good afternoon Mr Schemes.  – hey! What were you doing several years ago? – I was struggling to make ends meet And what are you doing now? – Living the life I dreamed of. In what pecuniary accumulators would you profess not to believe? Get rich quick schemes From what humble origin can I build … Read moreCatechism of Cliché (9) online marketing

The Lexicon of Bullshittery

One of my favourite unfavourite things is business cliche.  That’s why I keep up my occasional Catechism of Cliche series. Here’s another great addition, from the blog Murmurations, by Simon Heath. Some highlights: 80/20 rule – what you invoke to save yourself from reading the whole report Benchmarking – Desperately looking for something to support a business … Read moreThe Lexicon of Bullshittery

Catechism of Cliché (8) the brain-based learning design

Upon what is your unique new learning approach based? – The brain. It is brain-based learning. What advantage does this press over, say, elbow-based learning? – It starts from an understanding of the ergonomics of the brain. Aha. It is, indeed reassuring that the brain fits snugly and safely into the skull. It should always … Read moreCatechism of Cliché (8) the brain-based learning design

Catechism of Cliche (7) The Learning Exhibition

So here I am at the Learning Exhibition. What a lot of brochures in the carrier bag I have been given. What unpronouncable basis do you have for your consultancy? – we’re strengths-based (say it slowly) I’m pleased to do that. It’s still quicker to say than a weaknesses-based consultancy. Upon what acronym are you … Read moreCatechism of Cliche (7) The Learning Exhibition

Catechism of Cliche (6) – an update on the operating model

So, what can I find in this space? Lots of good stuff What is it doing in this space which may result in it no longer being in this space? Moving forward Speaking of movement, who and what else is moving forward? Our action plans How is this forward propulsion achieved? Each team is driving … Read moreCatechism of Cliche (6) – an update on the operating model

Catechism of Cliché (5) – Human Resources

What are people? – human resources What do we do with resources? – manage them Into what subdivisions do these resources fall? – leaders and headcount What is the name for a member of headcount who is destined to become a leader? – talent Through what tubular thoroughfare will he or she make the journey? … Read moreCatechism of Cliché (5) – Human Resources

Catechism of Cliche (4) – the project

What aeronautical journey stage has this project just completed? – it has landed How has it done this? – not as well as we would have liked What shall we have to hold? – our hands Where shall we have to hold them? -up I hear that pointing will be also required. What will we … Read moreCatechism of Cliche (4) – the project

Catechism of cliché (3) – the L&D pep talk

What is your job this morning? To share ideas around our vision I appreciate your generosity.  What act of manual dexterity will you also be performing? Positioning the change programme With what aim, of considerable aeronautical value? So that it lands well Whence are we beginning? A good foundation In what provocatory surroundings will we … Read moreCatechism of cliché (3) – the L&D pep talk

Catechism of cliche (2): the LMS

(retrieved from my blog archive after two days at Learning Technologies 2014)   What does this Learning Management System offer me? – a solution What kind of solution is that then? – a total solution That sounds all-encompassing. Does that make it expensive? – Of course not, it’s a totally scaleable total solution A solution, … Read moreCatechism of cliche (2): the LMS

Catechism of cliche (1) – the Rapid Authoring Tool

(Reprinted from my old blog – one of a series of articles in the spirit of Flann O’Brien.  More to follow. ) How will your new rapid authoring product have me producing courses? Quickly And in addition to that? Easily That is certainly an agreeable vision. Anything else? Affordably What kind of quality content will … Read moreCatechism of cliche (1) – the Rapid Authoring Tool