System overload following two days at CIPD’s Learning & Development Conference HRD 11. I spent half the night thinking and the rest dreaming about coaching, systems thinking, whether appraisals are a thing of the past, that a definitive definition of OD remains beyond reach and a multitude of other stuff – not to mention wondering why a full man-size angel had come to visit. Today I spent ambushing colleagues to spread the word, test theories and initiate debate.
In between all the thinking and talking, I did find some time to cascade the very quick and effective coaching tools gleaned from Shaun Lincoln of LSN Learning during his workshop – excellent. I particularly like the “Just got a minute?” one that leaves you not “taking away someone else’s monkey” – fab expression. I’m sure that once I can convince our managers to give me a minute, I can teach them some of these tools to help save them hours.
I got right into the tweeting too. I’m a bit slow sometimes but love the ‘aha’ moments that allows me to have still at my age. It was great to be tweeting on a topic during a session and connect with others doing the same – quick check around the room to see if I could spot fellow tweeters but note that everyone is obviously quite discreet. The problem now is that I’m addicted and my day job doesn’t give me the time – maybe I’ll try out some of those time saving coaching tools myself.