We are constantly surrounded by squirrels to chase. It’s in our nature: We don’t want to miss a thing. As learning and development professionals, squirrels are our nemesis.
Everyone listens to the same internal station: WIIFM (what’s in it for me?). It’s not that we’re selfish or egocentric. We’re simply human. So it’s natural to wonder what impact or benefit we may derive from something we’re about to experience.
Introverts can use their listening skills to notice how the audience is feeling, which enables them to pace their delivery to match the audience. They also often put in more preparation time, as they don’t mind being alone for hours to plan.
I recently returned from a group tour of northern Italy. Below are five principles that facilitated our group bonding and learning and their relevance to corporate training.