Posts Tagged Redwood Performs

What’s in the mashed potatoes?

Sometimes you come across an advice column that makes you go just wow… This is one of them. The Cut’s regular advice columnist, Heather Havrilesky’s response to a reader writing about how her in-laws are careless with her serious mushroom allergy. Imagine going to dinner and your in-laws who have been told how it’s life […]

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Incredible sports stories

Here are a few sports-related items that were wows this week: Gymnast, SIMONE BILES won her sixth championship and became the first woman to land a triple double in competition on the floor. Toronto Blue Jay rookie, BO BICHETTE entered the history books for the most extra-base hits in consecutive games ever for a major league baseball player. […]

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Sure, I’ll photoshop your photo

James Fridman is a photoshop expert. Give him any photo and he’ll tweak it. He gets requests from people around the world. But be careful what you wish for. His interpretation of your request might not be what you asked for. Check out some examples HERE. James is a great guy who also started the […]

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The making of planet earth

This is stunning! And a good example of how far technologies and innovation have come. Joss Fong and Dion Lee write in Vox about How the BBC makes wildlife films that look like Hollywood movies through storytelling and movement. It’s not enough to just film an animal, they want to tell a story from the animal’s […]

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The use, abuse and disuse of power

We recently facilitated a webinar with Change Management expert and coach Kashmir Birk called Culture is Change: The Use, Abuse and Disuse of Power. He talked about how there is a blind spot in some organizations that allows a culture of abuse to continue by normalizing, protecting and actively promoting the abusers. He offers insights and […]

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RIP Grumpy Cat

Internet meme sensation and Friskies spokescat, Grumpy Cat has passed away at the age of seven. Her name was Tardar Sauce and she became one of the first viral memes in 2012 when a photo of her was posted on the internet. She was an inspiration to us all. Rest in peace little buddy. You will […]

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Redwood does more than eLearning

Many of you know us as a learning company. But did you know that we also have an LMS, build online recruitment simulations, and we’ve just introduced a new assessment tool. It’s pretty nifty and lets you build your own assessments and certification programs, manage candidates, run tests, and see the results through a full-featured engine […]

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Toxic positivity

The Urban Dictionary describes toxic positivity as “the belief that, if you stay positive, you will overcome any obstacle,” to such a degree that you invalidate natural emotional responses and the person having those feelings.” People think they’re being helpful when they offer such advice as “You’ll get over it” or “Just be positive” or […]

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Brené Brown knows things

Sarah Schuster writes about toxic positivity, including her take for how Brené Brown describes empathy. Sarah concludes: “If sympathy is shouting down at someone while they’re stuck in a hole, empathy is getting into the hole with them. If ‘toxic positivity’ is telling someone to just “look at the bright side,” support is putting yourself […]

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