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I am very pleased to announce my new guide book with an introduction by my friend Charles Jennings, a leading thinker and practitioner in learning, development and performance. Charles who kindly suggests in his foreword that the book ‘provides a deep analysis and clear guidance to help practitioners develop effective social game-based learning solutions’. The […]

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3 Key Strategies For Improving Practitioner Performance – But Are You Using The Right One?

I have just written an article for Training Magazine Europe where I look at the 3 main strategies an organization can adopt for improving the performance of a sizeable leadership/management community. Often companies are unclear about which strategy they have inadvertently “sleep-walked” into and the fact that there may be an alternative which suits their […]

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A blueprint for designing verifiable re-usable business simulation models

The secret to designing verifiable, re-usable, maintainable business simulation models is not to design a single complex “black box” model but rather  4 distinct but interlinked sub-models with a well-defined interface between each of them.                   I call the 4 sub-models: The Empirical Model The Value Model […]

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Shiny silos all in a row

Use Business Simulation Games to fix sub-optimal behaviour and silo-thinking

Sub-optimization, also known as “operating in silos” is a massive and common problem in organisations and that’s Bad News. The Good News is that you can use almost any business game to let your leaders, managers and practitioners forcefully experience the consequences of sub-optimization behaviours.   First of all it is called sub-optimization because the […]

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TrainingZone Article: Can informal learning be formalised without destroying the magic?

I was delighted to write a guest article earlier this month for the excellent online magazine. I decided to explore the fundamental paradox of Informal Learning, namely, whether an inherently self-directed and personal practice can be scaled to benefit a whole community of practitioners without destroying its very essence and magic?   Read the […]

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Dilemma based learning design

I was pleased to contribute a guest article for Logicearth Learnings excellent blog on the topic of using Dilemma based Design to maximise value, sharpen focus and reduce unnecessary complexity in experiential learning experiences. You can read the full article here. Further Reading on Dilemma-Based Design Dilemma-based Design: Managing focus and complexity in business games […]

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