Archive for September 23rd, 2019

Goodbye to a learning pioneer

The team at Redwood would like to extend their condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Gary Woodill who passed away this past weekend. Gary was a futurist, and a pioneer in the learning world. His visions and insights blazed the trail for many people in our industry. Much more than that, Gary was […]

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Everyone loves Covey

I’m amazed it’s taken us this long to talk about Stephen Covey in our blog—he’s just that influential. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People continues to be relevant 30 years after it was first published. You can EXPLORE the Covey website for more information about each habit. Be proactive Begin with the end […]

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Barking at the rules

Never underestimate the love dog owners have for their furry friends. New Yorkers looked at one of their subway’s rules: “No person may bring any animal on or into any conveyance or facility unless enclosed in a container.” ….and went sure, why not? So they proceeded to problem solve around the issue­ without actually breaking […]

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Be nice for the good of the team

Be nice. That’s the conclusion of a years-long Google-driven project (Project Aristotle) to understand the right mix of people who make up high performing teams. We’ve already blogged about it in Five essential qualities for effective teams. But it bears repeating from another angle. Aamna Mohdin synopsized the results in his Quartz at work article. […]

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It’s not about you

A former head of the FBI Behavioral Analysis Program and current founder of People Formula, Robin Dreeke has written a book about trust called: It’s Not All About “Me”: The Top Ten Techniques for Building Quick Rapport with Anyone. I rather like Thomas Oppong’s article about it in Medium Magazine who writes, “Here is a […]

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Building quick rapport

In the previous post, we introduced you to former head of the FBI Behavioral Analysis Program and current founder of People Formula, Robin Dreeke and his book, It’s Not All About “Me”: The Top Ten Techniques for Building Quick Rapport with Anyone. Robin recorded a brief video about the book.

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Stop boring me

We’ve all had to sit through boring training at some time or other—including online learning. Juliette Denny writes in eLearning industry about the connection between learning and engagement and asks a question: When did learning stop being fun? She talks about an engagement crisis: “Whatever your misgiving with learning games might be, it’s hard to deny […]

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