A short post from me today. If you look at my Twitter timeline, you might notice a lot of what I talk about has little to do with L&D. Probably 60% is to do with every day occurences, 10% are probably RT’s of some kind, 10% is shameless blog promotion and the rest is a mix of sports or news tweets. Equally, my blog content is hardly 100% focused on L&D. I’ve talked about family, personal thoughts, my religion, my culture, recruitment, HR, and L&D. As someone who’s allegedly proclaiming to champion L&D, how do I qualify that?
Well, it’s simple really. Any L&Der worth their salt will verify that what we do is facilitate life skills. I’m no more an expert on this topic than you are. There’s no golden rules. There’s no holy grail. We use whatever tools are at our disposal to communicate a message. If it works, all is right with the world. If it doesn’t, then we are in a very fortunate position that very little serious consequence will arise from it.
Even in training events, I don’t care about the deck I’m using. Well, of course I care about it, the message has to be right, but I don’t care if I use it or not. I’m the one who’s facilitating the message not the deck. Nor do I care if I’m continuinally singing about L&D. Life is just too damned interesting.
And at the end of the day that’s all I’m trying to do. I’m trying to facilitate a sesison to help you be in a better situation so that you can focus on what interests you in life. That’s why I enjoy L&D. Because I get to have conversations with you that enter so many interesting directions, it’s what drives me and motivates me.