Download Your Monthly Learning Contract

9 Oct , 2017  


This one page monthly contract aligns with the final learning bite of the Learn2Learn app and is designed to help keep you on track . Use it each month to power up and prioritise your learning: Download the monthly-learning-contract here.


Learn more from Events & Conferences – A Contract

15 Jul , 2017  


This has been developed as a resource to support the Learn2Learn app. It’s a one-page ‘contract’ designed to capture key takeaways, commitments and support from an event or conference. I’ve had great feedback on how people use it. Some print out a single version for the main takeaways from an entire event, others print several, using one per session of […]

Creativity, Focus, Neuroscience

The Creativity Hack From Dali & Edison

11 Sep , 2016  


What simple technique did both Salvador Dali and Thomas Edison use to boost their creativity? The good news is you can do it as well, all you need is a few marbles or a key. The answer is sleep, but it’s a little more complicated. Edison would sit upright in his chair with a hand full of […]

Evidence Based Learning, Neuroscience

How Willpower Sucks Your Brain

11 Sep , 2016  


In 1996 a simple experiment using chocolate & radishes created a new understanding about willpower. Roy Baumeister and his colleagues gave participants a plate full of chocolate and radishes. They were then split into three groups, each with different instructions: Group one were told to eat radishes only Group two were told to eat chocolate only Group three were told to […]

Focus, Neuroscience

Don’t Believe What You See

11 Sep , 2016   Video

If you’re not one of the 20 million or so people who have taken the ‘Awareness Test’, it’s definitely worth a few minutes of your time… As you can see, you can’t always trust your brain. It doesn’t give us an accurate image of what’s out in the world… it can’t really. There’s so much information pouring in […]

Evidence Based Learning, Focus

Use the Zeigarnik Effect

11 Sep , 2016  


Our story begins in an Austrian café. It was in that café that Bluma Zeigarnik, a young Lithuanian psychology student, met with her professor. And it was there that one of them noticed something unusual about the waiters. These waiters memorised their customers’ orders rather than writing them down. The funny thing was that the waiters forgot the orders as […]

Evidence Based Learning, Mental Models, Neuroscience

The Neuroscience of Metaphors is like an Octopus

11 Sep , 2016  


Every time we focus our attention we’re making choices about how we fill our relatively limited working memory. Latest research indicates that there are about 4 chunks within our working memory that are filled and lost quickly, but before they slip away there’s a chance for them to integrate into our long term memory. There are a […]


Experiential Learning

How Nadal Learns from Experience

10 Sep , 2016  


One of my main takeaways from a recent presentation by Charles ’70:20:10′ Jennings was a performance boosting technique used by Rafael Nadal. I’m not into sport, but Nadal’s technique can be used by anybody in almost any field. Nadal is renowned for religiously working through a routine between every point and every game. Many assume he’s OCD and he’s […]


Evidence Based Learning

The Surprising Secret Behind Your Learning Style

10 Sep , 2016   Video


What’s your learning style?  Perhaps it’s based on your senses (auditory, tactile, visual); or how you engage with content (hands on, conceptual or reflective); or even how you relate to others (collaborative, competitive). It’s a hard choice, especially since according to one comprehensive study there are over 71 learning styles from a range of different models. The good news is that […]