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2011

Quizballs 181 - 'dogs themed' general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - (30 Dec 2011)

PRISM Brain Mapping personality profiling background and summary - (22 Dec 2011)

Quizballs 180 - 'top-and-tail-connections' mostly cryptic general knowledge quiz - 20 questions - (21 Dec 2011)

Quizballs 179 - general knowledge - 30 questions and answers - (16 Dec 2011)

Quizballs 178 - Seasonal Christmas-themed quiz - 30 questions and answers - (7 Dec 2011)

Cheeseboard and Cheeses - visual presentations/training aids ideas - (5 Dec 2011)

Quizballs 177 - Latin/English words quiz - you may be surprised how much Latin you know and can guess.. (1 Dec 2011)

Quizballs 176 - general knowledge - 20 questions and answers - (24 Nov 2011)

Black Market Expression and the Borrowdale Graphite Theory - expressions origins trivia - sadly not officially 'true', but fascinating nevertheless.. (21 Nov 2011)

Quizballs 175 - general knowledge - 20 questions and answers - (18 Nov 2011)

Alternative Christmas/Social Event Party Ideas - instead of traditional sit-down restaurant/pub eating and drinking - (16 Nov 2011)

Funny Air Traffic Control Story - a lesson in wrong assumptions, immovable obstacles, and embarrassment - (14 Nov 2011)

Quizballs 174 - general knowledge - 20 questions and answers - (10 Nov 2011)

Dirty Den - money/cockney rhyming slang trivia, and a lesson for modern times perhaps - (7 Nov 2011)

Quizballs 173 - general knowledge - 30 questions and answers - (3 Nov 2011)

Ed Fish's Quote about Importance and Measuring - in the self-penned quotes section - (3 Nov 2011)

A note about Buyer Empowerment in the Internet Age - in the context of selling and sales history - (28 Oct 2011)

Quizballs 172 - general knowledge - 30 questions and answers - (28 Oct 2011)

Quizballs 171 - general knowledge - 20 questions and answers - (21 Oct 2011)

Quizballs 170 - 'books and authors' literary quiz - 40 questions - (14 Oct 2011)

ICABU - wonderful acronym for planning and project management - (6 Oct 2011)

Quizballs 169 - general knowledge - 20 questions and answers - (5 Oct 2011)

Quizballs 168 - general knowledge - 20 questions and answers - (20 Sep 2011)

Quizballs 167 - general knowledge - 20 multiple choice questions and answers - (15 Sep 2011)

Quizballs 166 - general knowledge - 30 questions and answers - (8 Sep 2011)

Hacker - terminology clarification - (8 Sep 2011)

SMEAC, CLAP and GRIT acronyms - for delegation and communicating - (6 Sep 2011)

Quizballs 165 - 'Numbers' quiz - each answer is a number from 1-30 - general knowledge - (1 Sep 2011)

SCAMPER acronym - useful memory aid/model for brainstorming training/process - also other interesting/amusing acronyms additions: (UF)2, TOIL, WIGIG, PbO and PEMDAS - (30 Aug 2011)

Quizballs 164 - general knowledge - 30 questions and answers - (24 Aug 2011)

Quizballs 163 - general knowledge - 30 questions and answers - (17 Aug 2011)

Quizballs 162 - general knowledge - 30 questions and answers - (10 Aug 2011)

Quizballs 161 - general knowledge - 30 questions and answers - (3 Aug 2011)

Quizballs 160 - general knowledge - 30 questions and answers - (27 Jul 2011)

Please Pass the Hemlock - Ironherder's search for wit and wisdom - (26 Jul 2011)

Quizballs 159 - general knowledge - 30 questions and answers - (20 Jul 2011)

Quizballs 158 - 'mottos' quiz - companies/organizations maxims - 20 questions - (13 Jul 2011)

Quizballs 157 - environmental knowledge quiz - 20 questions and answers - (4 Jul 2011)

Singing - for personal and group development - theory and explanation - (29 Jun 2011)

Quizballs 156 - general knowledge - 30 questions and answers - (29 Jun 2011)

Quizballs 155 - general knowledge - 30 questions and answers - (22 Jun 2011)

Quizballs 154 - general knowledge - 30 questions and answers - (15 Jun 2011)

Workplace Wellbeing Glossary - a few key terms for understanding workplace wellbeing - (9 Jun 2011)

Quizballs 153 - general knowledge - 30 questions and answers - (8 Jun 2011)

TokPisin (for Papua New Guinea) version of John Fisher's Process of Transition diagram (pdf) - with thanks to Sharne Black of Ozi-K Ltd Papua New Guinea for the translation - refer to Process of Transition explanation - (7 Jun 2011)

Quizballs 152 - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - (3 Jun 2011)

Quizballs 151 - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - (26 May 2011)

Quizballs 150 - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - (18 May 2011)

Transactional Analysis Modern Theory - updated model name - OK Modes Model - (16 May 2011)

YOGOWYPI - amusing and apt acronym rule for life - (13 May 2011)

Quizballs 149 - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - (13 May 2011)

SWOT Analysis - extended and improved - (9 May 2011)

Quizballs 148 - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - (6 May 2011)

Quizballs 147 - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - (30 Apr 2011)

More Glass Half-Full/Empty Genius - another brilliant addition - the Taoist - see the collection of Glass Half-Full/Empty quotes - (26 Apr 2011)

Quizballs 146 - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - (21 Apr 2011)

More Funny ATC Stories - amusing communications examples - (19 Apr 2011)

Quizballs 145 - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - (15 Apr 2011)

Five Ways to Wellbeing - useful summary and full free study report on Wellbeing by the New Economics Foundation - (08 Apr 2011)

CRAP Acronym - clever and apt bacronym - useful for illustrating notions of time-management and personality - (08 Apr 2011)

Quizballs 144 - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - (08 Apr 2011)

The Blind Man and the Advertising Story - words, language, connecting with and moving people - (08 Apr 2011)

Quizballs 143 - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - (01 Apr 2011)

GEM acronym - for a quick emphasis on effort, or a deeper life-code - (25 Mar 2011)

Quizballs 142 - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - (24 Mar 2011)

Quizballs 141 - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - (17 Mar 2011)

SPAM - amusing acronym and back-story - (17 Mar 2011)

Quizballs 140 - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - (10 Mar 2011)

Clerk Word Origins - useful illustration/example of the changing nature of work and skills - (4 Mar 2011)

Quizballs 139 - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - (4 Mar 2011)

Updated Simplified CV Template (doc file) - CV Template (odt file - OpenOffice) and CV Template Learning/Teaching Guide (PDF) - replacing previous doc and pdf versions of these files with text boxes - CV Template - Text Boxes Style (doc file), and CV Learning/Teaching Guide (Text Boxes) (PDF) - (text boxes can be tricky - if in doubt use updated plain versions) - extensive CV guidance in CV and job hunting section - (2 Mar 2011)

Quizballs 138 - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - (25 Feb 2011)

Quizballs 137 - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - (18 Feb 2011)

Business Thesaurus - quick glossary of alternative meanings for some common and unusual words in work/professional communications - (16 Feb 2011)

Quizballs 136 - misnomer 'not-so-obvious' quiz - 50 questions and answers - (13 Feb 2011)

The Belly and the Members - one of Aesop's great fables, for the modern organizational world - (9 Feb 2011)

Quizballs 135 - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - (4 Feb 2011)

Quizballs 134 - general knowledge quiz - 40 questions and answers - (28 Jan 2011)

Squeaky Wheel Quote - (25 Jan 2011)

Quizballs 133 - general knowledge quiz - 35 questions and answers - (21 Jan 2011)

Quizballs 132 - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - (14 Jan 2011)

Significant Revision to Modern Transactional Analysis Section - notably the new Behavioural/Behavioral Modes Model - (12 Jan 2011)

Quizballs 131 - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - (7 Jan 2011)

2010

Quizballs 130 - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - (30 Dec 2010)

Quizballs 129 - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - (23 Dec 2010)

Quizballs 128 - Big Year Quiz 2010 - general knowledge - 100 questions - (16 Dec 2010)

Quizballs 127 - Christmas quiz - 40 general knowledge questions and answers - (10 Dec 2010)

Quizballs 126 - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - (2 Dec 2010)

Quizballs 125 - 'Vowel Quiz' - every answer begins with a vowel - 30 general knowledge questions and answers - (26 Nov 2010)

Spanish Version of John Fisher's Process of Transition diagram (pdf) - with thanks to Marcelo Rivadeneira - (20 Nov 2010)

Quizballs 124 - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - (19 Nov 2010)

Quizballs 123 - including late-2010 current affairs and world news - (12 Nov 2010)

P40 - Major Milestone in the Magnificent Extension of the 'Prior Planning Prevents...' Acronym - (12 Nov 2010)

Correction to MBTI Dominance Explanation - (error in two paragraphs which wrongly referred to the 2nd letter being 'Thinking or Feeling' instead of 'Sensing or iNtuition') - (10 Nov 2010)

Quizballs 122 - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - (5 Nov 2010)

Quizballs 121 - alphabet quiz - 26 general knowledge questions and answers - (2 Nov 2010)

Demographics Guide and Resources Updated - now including the new 2010 CACI ACORN UK Demographics Profiles and Guide (big 6.7MB pdf file) - and 2010 ACORN UK Demographics Profile Summary - with grateful acknowledgments to CACI - (28 Oct 2010)

Quizballs 120 - general knowledge 'Silent Generation' quiz - 35 questions and answers - (28 Oct 2010)

Quizballs 119 - general knowledge quiz - 40 questions and answers - (22 Oct 2010)

Ken Robinson's RSA Talk on Changing Education - wonderful cartoon adaptation - (19 Oct 2010)

Quizballs 118 - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - (14 Oct 2010)

Workplace Well-Being - significant article/guide related to and extending stress and stress management issues - (10 Oct 2010)

Even More Glass Half Full/Half Empty Genius - (9 Oct 2010)

Quizballs 117 - muliple choice quiz - 40 questions and answers - (9 Oct 2010)

More Free PDF Posters - especially inspirational quotes - to save/download, print and use in teaching and development, etc - (8 Oct 2010)

More Glass Half Full/Empty Genius - (4 Oct 2010)

Quizballs 116 - 30 general knowledge quiz questions and answers - (1 Oct 2010)

Amusing Aircraft Maintenance 'Gripe Sheet' Story - managing your environment and expectations/attitudes of others - (24 Sep 2010)

Quizballs 115 - multiple choice quiz - general knowledge - 35 questions and answers - (23 Sep 2010)

Quizballs 114 - 1-30 numbers quiz - each answer is a number (1-30) - general knowledge - (17 Sep 2010)

DFI Acronym - lessons in planning and leadership - (13 Sep 2010)

Quizballs 113 - general knowledge quiz - 40 questions and answers - (7 Sep 2010)

Quizballs 112 - numbers quiz, multiple choice - 30 general knowledge questions and answers - (3 Sep 2010)

BLUF Acronym - helpful for quick effective communications and training communications skills - (3 Sep 2010)

Christina Rossetti's Poems - Remember and Song - echoes in Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep - (27 Aug 2010)

Quizballs 111 - 'odd-one-out' quiz - general knowledge - 30 questions (26 Aug 2010)

Quizballs 110 - multiple choice quiz - 30 questions and answers - (20 Aug 2010)

OOO and WOOO - acronyms for learning and amusement - (18 Aug 2010)

Funny Aviation Communications Story - (18 Aug 2010)

Quizballs 109 - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - (13 Aug 2010)

All Over Him Like A Cheap Suit - expressions origins trivia - early usage examples sought - (10 Aug 2010)

Quizballs 108 - general knowledge quiz - 35 questions and answers - (7 Aug 2010)

Quizballs 107 - 'odd-one-out' quiz - general knowledge - 30 questions and answers - (3 Aug 2010)

Targets and Bonus Schemes - some guiding principles - (3 Aug 2010)

Quizballs 106 - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - (30 Jul 2010)

Quizballs 105 - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - (28 Jul 2010)

Interim Revisions to NVQs Section - and explanations of national training structures changes - (28 Jul 2010)

Quizballs 104 - alphabetical homonym/heteronym quiz - 26 general knowledge questions and answers - (22 Jul 2010)

More Weakest Link Funny Answers - pressure and thinking - (22 Jul 2010)

Quizballs 103 - general knowlege quiz - 40 questions and answers - (16 Jul 2010)

Quizballs 102 - general knowlege quiz - 30 questions and answers - (10 Jul 2010)

IPDE Acronym - learning aid for risk analysis and action - (7 Jul 2010)

Quizballs 101 - general knowlege quiz - 40 questions and answers - (3 Jul 2010)

The England Football Story - lessons/examples in foundational failure, and strategic analysis - (2 Jul 2010)

My Symphony - William Henry Channing's uplifting quote - (30 Jun 2010)

Quizballs 100 - multiple choice quiz - 30 general knowledge questions and answers - (25 Jun 2010)

The Shoes Story - very old and quick illustration of positive/negative thinking - (25 Jun 2010)

Quizballs 99 - multiple choice quiz - 30 general knowledge questions and answers - (18 Jun 2010)

More Tree-Swing Cartoon History and Recollections - (17 Jun 2010)

Fisher's Process of Transition Diagram French Version (PDF) - with thanks to the Canadian International Development Agency - (15 Jun 2010) - (refer to Fisher's Process of Transition explanation)

Quizballs 98 - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - (11 Jun 2010)

Quizballs 97 - multiple choice quiz - 30 general knowledge questions and answers - (5 Jun 2010)

Parkinson's Law of Triviality - recently popularized as the 'Bikeshed Colour' effect - (3 Jun 2010)

Business Dictionary Additions - Didactic, Empirical, Peripatetic, Mulct and more.. (3 Jun 2010)

Quizballs 96 - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - (28 May 2010)

Days of the Week Colours/Colors Exercise - icebreaker or bigger activity relating to different perceptions and empathy - (26 May 2010)

More Weakest Link Funny Answers - effects of pressure - (22 May 2010)

Quizballs 95 - Colour Quiz - every answer is a colour or contains a colour - 40 questions and answers - (21 May 2010)

Psychological Contract 'Iceberg' Exercises - (16 May 2010)

Quizballs 94 - alphabet quiz - 26 general knowledge questions and answers - (14 May 2010)

The Psychological Contract - (13 May 2010)

Quizballs 93 - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - (8 May 2010)

Spanish Version of Quick Motivational Self-Test Based on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs (doc) - and Quick HofN Self-Test (pdf) - thanks Juliana Concha for translation - (5 May 2010)

Amusing Aviation Communications Story - (5 May 2010)

Quizballs 92 - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - (30 Apr 2010)

Lifestyle Acronyms Game - a game for language, communications, generational factors, and creativity - (27 Apr 2010)

The Inflatables Story and The Mechanic and the Surgeon Story - (27 Apr 2010)

Quizballs 91 - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - (24 Apr 2010)

Word of the Day: Callipygian - amusing, obscure, fascinating - (21 Apr 2010)

Glass Half-Full/Empty - additional suggestions - becoming stranger... (21 Apr 2010)

Quizballs 90 - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - (16 Apr 2010)

'Guessing Game' Activities for Teams - ice-breaker or deeper exploration of intuitive judgment, guesswork, risks, and also different people's natural strengths and multiple intelligences - (16 Apr 2010)

Wonderful SPECTRUM Acronym - (16 Apr 2010)

Additional Twist Answer to the 12345... Puzzle - (16 Apr 2010)

Arabic Translation of the W L Rae 'Three-Test' - pdf file - also same tool in doc format - Arabic translation 'Three-Test' - doc file - for evaluation of behavioural development and learning - translated and shared by F Tarek, thank you - see supporting learning evaluation explanation and theory - (13 Apr 2010)

Quizballs 89 - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - (9 Apr 2010)

Quizballs 88 - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - (31 Mar 2010)

Business Survival and Prosperity - Free Ebook - excellent guide to business start-up and improvement, contributed by Paul Hurst - note this is a big 15MB pdf file - (30 Mar 2010)

Quizballs 87 - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - (26 Mar 2010)

Amusing 'Musician' Glass Half-Full/Empty Addition - (26 Mar 2010)

Early Bird or Second Mouse? - a strategy-focused presentation and debating exercise for groups - (25 Mar 2010)

Measuring Learning/Improvement After Training - additional notes for learning evaluation and 3-Test - (24 Mar 2010)

Amusing DILDO Demographic/Lifestyle Acronym - for modern times - (23 Mar 2010)

More Weakest Link Funny Answers - lessons on pressure - (19 Mar 2010)

Quizballs 86 - general knowledge and business quiz - 30 questions and answers - (18 Mar 2010)

Two New ATC Stories - lessons in relativity - (17 Mar 2010)

Quizballs 85 - general knowledge and business quiz - 40 questions and answers - (12 Mar 2010)

Touchy Feely Exercises - to better understand touch in body-language and work relationships - (11 Mar 2010)

Quizballs 84 - general knowledge and business quiz- 40 questions and answers - (5 Mar 2010)

Two New Amusing Air Traffic Control Short Stories - warning: fruity language - (5 Mar 2010)

YMMV and MECE - useful acronyms for coaching, facilitation, etc - (5 Mar 2010)

Quizballs 83 - general knowledge and business quiz - 40 questions and answers - (26 Feb 2010)

More Interesting Business Dictionary/Work Terminology Definitions - Dystopia, Meta, Vigorish, Wayzgoose... (26 Feb 2010)

Expanded Career Direction/New Business Start-Up Process and Template - 'passion to profit' - (25 Feb 2010)

Quizballs 82 - general knowledge and business - 40 questions and answers - (19 Feb 2010)

Reflective Diary Process/Template Tool - New Colour PDF Version - thanks J Watts - (18 Feb 2010)

The Outdoors Tea-Break Exercise - simple easy activity for exploring relativity, perceptions, adaptation, etc - (16 Feb 2010)

Quizballs 81 - general knowledge and business - 40 questions and answers - (12 Feb 2010)

CV Writing - updated and expanded - (11 Feb 2010)

News Story Interpretation Group Activity - applying and explaining motivational theories, etc - (7 Feb 2010)

Quizballs 80 - general knowledge and business - 40 questions and answers - (5 Feb 2010)

Quizballs 79 - general knowledge quiz - 40 questions and answers - (31 Jan 2010)

Gall - interesting expressions origins - (31 Jan 2010)

Three Describers Exercise - mutual awareness activity or icebreaker, and team contest - (14 Jan 2010)

More Amusing Aviation Stories - (22 Jan 2010)

Simoleon Money Slang Trivia - it's been around a lot longer than the Sims - (20 Jan 2010)

Quizballs 78 - general knowledge quiz - 40 questions and answers - (20 Jan 2010)

Signs of the Zodiac Story Mnemonic - and an example of how to make a memory aid story - (16 Jan 2010)

Quizballs 77 - general knowledge quiz - 45 questions and answers - (15 Jan 2010)

PERT acronym and DIARRHOEA bacronym - (15 Jan 2010)

NIGHTMARE Bacronym - (9 Jan 2010)

Epictetus Quote - (7 Jan 2010)

Quick Plan Exercise - plans and commitments icebreaker, or bigger priorities/planning activity - (3 Jan 2010)

2009

Bigger 2009 Year quiz - extended to 300 questions - (30 Dec 2009)

Party Games Bundle - (24 Dec 2009)

Big 2009 Year Quiz - 200 questions and answers - (22 Dec 2009)

More on the Glass Half Full/Empty - (18 Dec 2009)

Businessballs Posters - please display for people who'll find the website helpful, thanks - (18 Dec 2009)

The Two Bulls Story - on tactics, patience, planning, etc - (18 Dec 2009)

BAAPS - amusing acronym - (17 Dec 2009)

Additional Note on Sequence within Business Process Modelling - (15 Dec 2009)

Quizballs 75 - general knowledge quiz - 35 questions and answers - (13 Dec 2009)

Cleverly Amusing New Bacronym for ACRONYM - also GOYA, for that day-after-the-party feeling - (10 Dec 2009)

Correction to Foreign Cultures Body Language - can you offer reliable details about any national variations in head nodding/shaking meanings? - (9 Dec 2009)

Tips For Starting Your New Training Business - (4 Dec 2009)

More Dictionary Definitions - Agitprop, Auteur, Inter Alia, Neologism, Stet, Unilateral, and other curiosities - (3 Dec 2009)

Expanded Improved Project Management Guide - (29 Nov 2009)

Breakfast Project Planning Exercise - for learning project management and task planning - (27 Nov 2009)

Quizballs 74 - 30 general knowledge quiz - (27 Nov 2009)

Is the Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty? - even more... (26 Nov 2009)

(Was One, Now Two) Quick Funny Air Traffic Control Items - for children of the 80s - (24/26 Nov 2009)

The Selling Tips Competition is Closing this Friday 27 Nov - win a Sales Activator® worth £495 - all contributors of sales tips enter the prize draw - maximum 30 entrants - no catches or nuisance follow-up calls, promise - (23 Nov 2009)

Is the Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty? - further perspectives - what can you offer?... (18 Nov 2009) - and more ... (23 Nov 2009)

Domino Magic Trick - distraction exercise - (18 Nov 2009)

Paper Step-Through Game - adaptable fun and physical exercise for groups of all ages - (16 Nov 2009)

Christmas and New Year's Quizballs 73 - sorry, for early party-planners, 60 questions and answers - (13 Nov 2009)

CV/Interview/Presentation Tips for Jobs with Big Progressive Employers - how to differentiate yourself - (13 Nov 2009)

"Nothing cleans a house like company coming" - elegant maxim and homely background story - (13 Nov 2009)

How to Put Your Entire Body Through a Business Card - seriously impressive trick - (8 Nov 2009)

XYZ Acronym - especially for little boys and forgetful old men - (6 Nov 2009)

More Dictionary Definitions - Microcredit, Polymath, Sexting, Verbal Judo, and other curiosities - (5 Nov 2009)

The Thief and the Paintings Story - for planning, project management, etc - (5 Nov 2009)

Kaizen, Quality Tools, and Quality Circles - brief additions to Quality Management - (4 Nov 2009)

Truth and Lies Introductions Game - (1 Nov 2009)

SATs Acronyms and TPTB - partly purposeful trivia - (30 Oct 2009)

PEST Analysis Template - (doc or pdf) - (26 Oct 2009)

More Dictionary Definitions - Abeline Paradox, Boilerplate, Mountweazel, and other curiosities - (25 Oct 2009)

Quizballs 72 - 30 general knowledge questions and answers - (25 Oct 2009)

Eggs Balancing Game - ice-breaker and team exercise - oh alright then, call it an eggsercise.. (18 Oct)

Quizballs 71 - 30 general knowledge questions and answers - (16 Oct 2009)

Correction to MBTI® Functional Dominance - ISTJ example in explanation - (12 Oct 2009)

Businessballs Community - now relaunched and operational, replacing the old Businessballs Space - (8 Oct 2009)

Quizballs 70 - 30 general knowledge quiz questions and answers - (2 Oct)

Additions to Dictionary Definitions - Affidavit, Easterlin Paradox, Glamping, and other curiosities - (30 Sep 2009)

Games, Puzzles and Magic - Boxed Products for Fun and Learning - trainer's toolkit ideas - (25 Sep 2009)

Dirty Little Secrets by Sharon Drew Morgen - perhaps the greatest book on selling ever written - (25 Sep 2009)

Quizballs 69 - 30 questions and answers for quizzes (contains some adult content) - (24 Sep 2009)

Wouldn't Know (Someone/Something) from a Hole in the Ground - expressions and language trivia - (14 Sep 2009)

Fancy Dress Ice-Breaker - quick exercise for introductions and mutual awareness - (13 Sep 2009)

Books for Learning, Teaching, Life, etc - relaunched books page - (9 Sep 2009)

Drawing Game - quick ice-breaker or bigger exercise for teamwork and communications - (6 Sep 2009)

Newly Published 1960s Maslow Talks in MP3 - free samples available - (31 Aug 2009)

Connections Icebreaker - quick exercise for group introductions, and for developing greater mutual awareness - (31 Aug 2009)

The Gardener's Badge Story - on being positive - (28 Aug 2009)

Quizballs 68 - 30 general knowledge questions and answers for quizzes and elightenment - (26 Aug 2009)

Business and Management Glossary - a mixture of useful and amusing definitions - (24 Aug 2009)

Tinker's Dam/Damn/Cuss/Curse - expressions origins trivia - (24 Aug 2009)

A Very Direct Job-Hunting Method - an adaptable process for finding work locally when you've tried the usual ways - (14 Aug 2009)

Quizballs 67 - 30 general knowledge questions and answers for quizzes and team games, etc - (10 Aug 2009)

Tree Swing Cartoons History - two small additions: John Oakland's TQM book version, and an IT project cartoon interpretation - (10 Aug 2009)

BFI Acronym and RISK Acronym - (10 Aug 2009)

Japanese Business Body Language - (5 Aug 2009)

Business Networking - tips, methods, ideas - (4 Aug 2009)

Another Very Clever Answer to the "1234567890 = 100" Puzzle - (4 Aug 2009)

Emergent Knowledge - David Grove's 'clean' personal change concept - (29 Jul 2009)

Paper Bowls Team Game - energiser/team/tactical exercise - (28 Jul 2009)

Quizballs 66 - 35 general knowledge questions and answers - (24 Jul 2009)

Full UK SIC (Standard Industrial Classifications) Listings - structure and explanations - (19 Jul 2009)

Life Highlights Game - exercise for introductions, self/mutual awareness, life aims, etc - (16 Jul 2009)

Another Amusing Air Traffic Control Story - (10 Jul 2009)

DRIVER Acronym - for maintenance systems quality management, especially vehicles - (10 Jul 2009)

ACT Acronym - for breaking inertia and overcoming fears, etc - (10 Jul 2009)

EDIP Acronym - excellent structure for training and instruction - (9 Jul 2009)

DIMWIT Acronym - additional amusing demographic interpretation - (9 Jul 2009)

Clue - fascinating word origin trivia - (8 July)

Quizballs 65 - 30 general knowledge questions and answers for quizzes and games (8 Jul 2009)

Coin Logos Icebreaker - very quick simple exercise - (2 Jul 2009)

Non-Verbal Coded Communications Team Game - adaptable activity for groups of any size or age - (1 Jul 2009)

Revised SIC (Standard Industrial Classifications) Information - (30 Jun 2009)

Tubes Strings Balls Game - icebreaker or bigger teamworking activity for groups of all ages - (26 Jun 2009)

Amusing Short Insurance Story - (23 Jun 2009)

Qualifications Comparisons Guide - UK 2009 - from QAA - Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education - (23 Jun 2009)

The Herding Instinct - fascinating and amusing clip - (23 Jun 2009)

Quizballs 64 - 30 general knowledge quiz questions and answers

One Question Exercise - ice-breaker or bigger activity for questioning/planning/relationship skills - (16 Jun 2009)

LDL Acronym - and additional interpretation of FINE Acronym - (12 Jun 2009)

Generational Demographics Model - Baby Boomers to Z-Gen... (12 Jun 2009)

Underhand and Slipshod - word origins trivia - (12 Jun 2009)

Another Twist to the HR Acronym - (11 Jun 2009)

The Apprentice - amusing mischief - (11 Jun 2009)

GADD Acronym - (10 Jun 2009)

The Incredible Checker Shadow Optical Illusion - (7 Jun 2009)

Gary Chapman's Five Languages of Love - (6 Jun 2009)

Results of Charisma Definitions Competition - (6 Jun 2009)

Classification Game - ice-breaker for introductions and how we see each other - (31 May 2009)

Tester - coin slang origin and related trivia - (31 May 2009)

Mehrabian's Communications Formula - further clarifications for teaching and application - (29 May 2009)

When My Ship Comes In - expressions origins trivia - (29 May 2009)

Sell - word origins and pure sense of the word - (25 May 2009)

Quizballs 63 - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - (22 May 2009)

Additional Twist to the Glass Half-Full Saying - (13 May 2009)

SISO Acronym - a comment on corruption and karma - (13 May 2009)

First Two Selling Tips (now four) - what's yours?... (11 May 2009)

Business Process Modelling - theory overview and examples - (11 May 2009)

TAWSUTA - amusing acronym for weekend lovers - (11 May 2009)

The Birkman Method® - summary of the Birkman personality assessment system - (8 May 2009)

Share Your Best Selling Tip - Max 100 words - all contributions enter prize draw to win a free Sales Activator® - (7 May 2009)

Body Language and Non-Verbal Communications - for work, social, dating and mating relationships - (4 May 2009)

Thing - interesting word origins trivia - (25 Apr)

SID Acronym - analogy for avoiding assumptions - (24 Apr 2009)

Multiple Intelligences Descriptions and Quick Guide - pdf format - (19 Apr 2009)

Face Game - non-verbal communications fun ice-breaker and group exercise - (19 Apr 2009)

Quizballs 62 - 30 general knowledge questions and answers - (19 Apr 2009)

Fun at Work Clip - people need fun, regardless of the type of work - (12 Apr 2009)

The Rich Man and the Jewels Story - materialism, possession, enjoyment - (2 Apr 2009)

Go To The Wall and Nepotism - expressions origins trivia, for modern times - (2 Apr 2009)

New UK Code of Practice for Resolving Employment Disputes - effective 6 April 2009 - (26 Mar 2009)

Personal Connection Technology Clip - (23 Mar 2009)

Picture Pieces Team Activity - for groups of all sizes and all ages - (22 Mar 2009)

Quizballs 61 - 30 general knowledge questions and answers - (22 Mar 2009)

New Tree Swing Cartoon - PR version now added - (19 Mar 2009)

New Business/Customer Generation Method - proven and completely brilliant - (18 Mar 2009)

The Take-Away Game - brain energiser or bigger planning and strategy activity - (15 Mar 2009)

Another Funny Air Traffic Control Story - (14 Mar 2009)

EBCAD Acronym - amusing illustration of the fallible human element - (13 Mar 2009)

The Great P-Chase - is on again.. P40 anyone? - (13 Mar 2009)

ERIC Acronym - (6 Mar 2009)

New Team Briefing Guidelines, Templates Examples - (thanks to University of Manchester) - (6 Mar 2009)

More New Treeswing Cartoons - as lobbied to planning ministers, as specified for funding, as referenced as example of public installation, and as sold by sales... (1 Mar 2009)

Revised and Further Developed Transactional Analysis Model - (19 Feb 2009)

Cliche and Stereotype - origins of the words - (18 Feb)

Quizballs 60 - 30 general knowledge questions and answers - (13 Feb 2009)

Clean Language - David Grove's powerful questioning methodology for therapy, coaching, counselling, etc - (12 Feb 2009)

The Obvious Teambuilding Activity - go try it before the snow goes - (10 Feb 2009)

The Atheist and the Bear Story - about loyalty and reward - (10 Feb 2009)

Building Personal Development Resources - why and how to - (8 Feb 2009)

Levels of Listening and Types - (5 Feb 2009)

Results of Second Charisma Competition - (5 Feb 2009)

SMOP Acronym - amusing illustration of negligent communications and decision-making, etc - (29 Jan 2009)

Hoover Dam Word Puzzle - (28 Jan 2009)

Team Project Exercise - for recruitment and assessment centres or skills development - (20 Jan 2009)

Stress Game - demonstrating stress and effects on team working - (18 Jan 2009)

Learning Styles Exercise - a different slant on brain-types and personal strengths - (11 Jan 2009)

Quizballs 59 - Big Al's Big Quiz - 100 general knowledge questions and answers - (11 Jan 2009)

IKWIAD and DIKWIAD acronyms - (8 Jan 2009)

Organ Donor Awareness - Helen Miller's diary and campaign - Helen sadly died on 3 Jan 2009, at which time her campaign had added over 28,000 people to the UK Organ Donor Register - (8 Jan 2009)

Alternative New Year Exercise - creative thinking, social values, big picture visioning - (2 Jan 2009)

2008

2008 Year Quiz - 100 questions and answers for pub quizzes and team games - (18 Dec 2008)

Excellent New Book for Change Management - (16 Dec 2008)

Mobile/Cell Phone Game - a lesson in time management, and systemic disruption - (12 Dec 2008)

Seasonal Suggestions Bundle - ideas and activities for year-end fun and learning - (3 Dec 2008)

Hell Hath No Fury... a little more about the origins of this famous quotation and expression - for language lovers - (24 Nov 2008)

The Fairy Story - for illustrating strategic alliances and choices, ageism, sexism, and more - (22 Nov 2008)

The CRITWATNF Game - (16 Nov 2008)

PhD Alternative Acronym - and a Lovely Success/Work Quote - (13 Nov 2008)

Passion to Profit Exercise - personal independence ideas and process/template - (10 Oct 2008)

Charisma Competition Results - and a new charisma definitions competition for a free place on the first Audience with Charisma workshop in 2009 - (6 Oct 2008)

Quizballs 57 - 30 general knowledge questions and answers - (29 Oct 2008)

Self-Penned Quotes and Maxims - new section - have you got one to share? - (27 Oct 2008)

Selling in a Depressed Economy - facilitative sales and business methods - don't push, instead help - (23 Oct 2008)

More Tree Swing History - (23 Oct 2008)

Quick Paper Tower Icebreaker/Activity - for warm-ups or more complex consideration of tasks, skills, processes - (19 Oct 2008)

Attracting High Quality Staff - using basic marketing methodology - (17 Oct 2008)

Song of Amergin - and possible connections with Do not Stand at My Grave and Weep - poetry trivia and curiousness - (9 Oct 2008)

The New Businessballs Tree Swing Pictures - and Related Group Activities - for exploring expectations gaps and matching needs/outcomes especially - (8 Oct 2008)

Poetry Activities Ideas - (6 Oct 2008)

What Did You Learn Yesterday? - team icebreaker or bigger exercise - (26 Sep 2008)

More Inspirational Quotes - (26 Sep 2008)

Team Shove Ha'penny Game - for strategy, tactics, team problem-solving and icebreakers - (19 Sep 2008)

Circus Story - to highlight attitudes towards developing young people and talent - (19 Sep 2008)

RTFQ2 Acronym - simple good advice - (14 Sep 2008)

Lifelonging - the early evolution of a new word - you are probably reading it here first - (12 Sept 2008)

Helen Miller and Helen Miller's Reflection - organ donation campaign - register - it's quick, easy, and good for the soul - (12 Sep 2008)

Nuke - slang origins and interesting example of language development - (10 Sep 2008)

Ageing Society Exercise - adaptable icebreaker or bigger activity for creative analytical thinking - (8 Sep 2008)

Charisma - and a competition with a prize.. (8 Sep 2008)

Life Balance - (5 Sep 2008)

Triangles Puzzle and Shovel Puzzle - quick exercises for tea-breaks and icebreakers - examples of lateral thinking - (25 Aug 2008)

Political Qualifications Game and Positive Behaviour Exercise - two innovative interesting activities to get people thinking after the holidays - (22 Aug 2008)

The '1234567890=100' Puzzle - a quick lateral thinking poser - (22 Aug 2008)

Cold-Calling Karma - unethical selling lesson - (21 Aug 2008)

Quizballs 56 - Literary Quiz - 100 questions and answers - (16 Aug 2008)

'Moneygram' Activity - a use for all those unwanted coppers - (15 Aug 2008)

Clarification and Detail of Six Sigma History - interesting vistor comments - (14 Aug 2008)

Avatar Word Origins - interesting - (12 Aug 2008)

Sales Activator System now with Special Discount for Businessballs Visitors - (11 Aug 2008)

Herzberg Graph in PPT Slide Format - hygiene factors and motivators graph - (11 Aug 2008)

Animals and Entrepreneurial Creativity Clip - interesting discussion piece - (9 Aug 2008)

Tuckman 'Forming Storming' Diagram (doc format) - and Tuckman Diagram (pdf format) - corrected - (8 Aug 2008)

Stranded Car Dilemma Story - quick creative-thinking decision-making puzzle/exercise/example - (5 Aug 2008)

New World Exercise - fascinating scenario-based exercise for icebreakers or bigger leadership/management/societal/life development activities - (30 Jul 2008)

Experiential Learning - and guide to facilitating experiential learning activities - (29 Jul 2008)

Cockney Alphabet - there are various versions of this - here's mine - I'm open to better memories and suggestions - (24 Jul 2008)

Quizballs 55 - 30 general knowledge questions and answers - 23 Jul 2008)

MOFMOF Acronym - for illustrating and emphasising effectiveness - (15 Jul 2008)

Quizballs 54 - 30 general knowledge questions and answers - (6 Jul 2008)

BODMAS Acronym - handy for maths teaching and spreadsheets formulae - (2 Jul 2008)

Helium Stick Icebreaker and Teambuilding Games Variations - (21 Jun 2008)

The School Story - the old ones are the best - for various themes - (17 Jun 2008)

Conscious Competence Learning Model 5th Stage - another helpful suggestion - (17 Jun 2008)

The Whole Box and Die - expression origins and meanings help wanted please - (14 June 2008)

The David Davis Speech - is a wonderful teaching and training case study - (13 June 2008)

Secrets of Success Ice-Breaker or Activity - very easy quick adaptable exercise - (12 June 2008)

Change Exercises - to demonstrate and experience the different effects of different types of change on different people - (5 Jun 2008)

Quizballs 53 - general knowledge - 30 questions and answers - (3 Jun 2008)

The Town of Allopath - useful and entertaining cartoon video for teaching, training, discussion - (3 Jun 2008)

Tuckman 'Forming Storming' Diagram (doc format) - and Tuckman Diagram (pdf format) - (28 May 2008)

Charades Icebreaker/Exercise - for understanding the importance of clear messages and the value of good non-verbal communications - (27 May 2008)

Wonderful Objectivity Quote - (26 May 2008)

Expanded and Improved Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tips and Templates - (23 May 2008)

Skillset and Training Needs Analysis Tips - quick easy TNA for groups - (23 May 2008)

Job-Hunting, Career Advancement, Starting Self-Employment Tips - helpful questions and process - (23 May 2008)

More Stories - for leadership, communications, lifting limits, and ethical decision-making - (17 May 2008)

The Six Puzzle - a lateral thinking poser - (17 May 2008)

The Preacher and the Farmer Story - for various lessons about duty and responsding to needs - (15 May 2008)

Ethical Leadership and Decision-Making - updated and expanded - (12 May 2008)

Seasonal Factors Icebreaker/Activity - (12 May 2008)

Quizballs 52 - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - (8 May 2008)

SUCCESS Acronym - (2 May 2008)

Surveys and Questionnaires Process and Guide - for employees, customers, market research surveys - (1 May 2008)

Additional Business Start-Up and Planning Help - company types and tax tips - (29 Apr 2008)

Personal Brainstorming and Notes-Writing Tips - quick ideas to help creativity, planning and personal organization - (27 Apr 2008)

New Space Profile - just caught my eye - lots of interesting free TNA tools for assessing personal capabilities - (25 Apr 2008)

XY Theory Indicator PDF and Doc Version - improved two-page layout for scoring - (22 Apr 2008)

Corporate Events, Teambuilding and Social Responsibility - (21 Apr 2008)

BOMFOG Acronym - a perspective on Y-Theory and similar patronising leadership styles - (16 Apr 2008)

N.B. Die is singular for dice not plural, as I ridiculously stated when I first posted the item below - thanks M Burgess - (13 Apr 2008)

Dice Exercise - for sales people, and anyone responsible for planning best use of their time - (12 Apr 2008)

Aaaaaargh - expressions and language origins trivia - (7 Apr 2008)

Conscious Competence Fifth Stage - two further useful contributions to the subject and discussion - (4 Apr 2008)

Classic 1968 Maslow Interviews on DVD - wonderful teaching and learning aids - truly inspirational too - (3 Apr 2008)

New British Coins Designs - couldn't resist it... (2 Apr 2008)

Herzberg Section Revised and Expanded - and graph diagram revised and improved - (2 Apr 2008)

Cosmology and the Universe - helpful for perspective, purpose, meaning, scale, time, life, etc - (29 Mar 2008)

The Ladder Theory of Male/Female Relationships - mostly for amusement, but an interesting reference model - (29 Mar 2008)

Put Some Skin In the Pot - business-speak, apparently... (26 Mar 2008)

Allegiance and Leadership - leadership philosophy principles - (26 Mar 2008)

Quizballs 51 - baby boomer music quiz - 100 questions and answers - (23 Mar 2008)

Gordon Bennett Slang Trivia Origins - (21 Mar 2008)

TED and SWAN acronyms - for sales especially, although TED is useful for communications generally - and CARAT, for pure trivia interest - (18 Mar 2008)

Jill Bolte Taylor's Talk about Left/Right Brain and her Empowering Stroke - (18 Mar 2008)

Balanced Scorecard Overview - (14 Mar 2008)

Shoe-Wear Icebreaker - and related mind-body activities for self and mutual awareness development - (9 Mar 2008)

Dead Horse Strategies - updated and revised for the 21st century - (6 Mar 2008)

Paris In The Spring - (3 Mar 2008)

How Many Fs Puzzle - (2 Mar 2008)

ROMEO Acronym - and related lesson - (27 Feb 2008)

Buying Facilitation Example - excellent quick case-study - (25 Feb 2008)

DIMWIT and HTML - two amusing new acronyms - (17 Feb 2008)

'A SenseAble Friend' - intuitive and unusual tool for teams - (15 Feb 2008)

Chav Slang Origin and Bacronym - language development trivia - (11 Feb 2008)

Ken Robinson's Inspirational Talk about Education and Creativity - powerful video clip - (10 Feb 2008)

People Performance Matrix Origins - further information - (4 Feb 2008)

Brass Monkeys - ideas in language development - (1 Feb 2008)

Herzberg Rocket Analogy Diagram Slide - now available in ppt format - (30 Jan 2008)

Alternative Positive Interpretation of FEAR Acronym - useful for public speaking and presentations skills training - (29 Jan 2008)

Thank You for Arguing - this is a truly brilliant book about effective communications - (28 Jan 2008)

Video Clips for Teaching and Training - (28 Jan 2008)

Ukulele Word Origin - language trivia - (28 Jan 2008)

Diversity Exercises for Groups - (18 Jan 2008)

Douglas Miller's New Book - Brilliant Idea - for people who want to make a difference, and for trainers helping this process - (12 Jan 2008)

Interesting 1970s Tree Swing Picture - (12 Jan 2008)

Words and Cliches Origins Researching Tips - especially different types of books - and the amazing Google Trends - (8 Jan 2008)

Six Sigma Observations - (7 Jan 2008)

CV and Job Hunting Tips for Jobs not Fully Defined - make the most of these opportunities, whether an existing role or a new position - (2 Jan 2008)

2007

Goal Planning Template and Tips - start the new year with a clear purpose and a really quick easy sensible plan - (29 Dec 2007)

Quizballs 50 - 2007 year quiz - 85 questions and answers - (26 Dec 2007)

Animal Perceptions Exercise - a fun activity for self-awareness and self-image reflection and discussion - (21 Dec 2007)

LEAR Acronym - for customer service and similar communications - RAPC is interesting too... (20 Dec 2007)

Amusing Insurance Story - (18 Dec 2007)

Giving Presentations at Job Interviews - make the most of these great opportunities - (16 Dec 2007)

Quizballs 49 - 30 general knowledge questions and answers - (14 Dec 2007)

Updated and Improved Adams' Equity Theory Explanation - (13 Dec 2007)

Another Two Funny ATC Contributions - (6 Dec 2007)

Cold Calling Tips, Principles, Techniques - effective, positive, empowering methods - (6 Dec 2007)

Quizballs 48 Christmas Quiz - 30 questions and answers - see also last year's Quizballs 29 Christmas quiz - (4 Dec 2007)

Christmas Crackers and Related Slang Origins - language and words origins trivia - warning: a bit rude - (3 Dec 2007)

Clarification and Freedom of Usage of Businessballs Materials for Dissertations and Essays, etc - (3 Dec 2007)

Age Positive Guides - help with effective implementation of good age diversity practices - (29 Nov 2007)

Slag - word origins trivia - the first slags were men... (21 Nov 2007)

Quizballs 47 - 30 general knowledge questions and answers - (20 Nov 2007)

VIBE acronym - from the digital age - (20 Nov 2007)

Beak - slang origins trivia - (15 Nov 2007)

Weather - another contranym - word-play trivia - (9 Nov 2007)

London Bridge Listening Exercise - contributed by Claire Leach, thanks - (8 Nov 2007)

Amazing Juggling Video Clip - anyone know the origin or the juggler? - Send to a friend or someone who might know - (8 Nov 2007)

Quick True Story about Determination - an inspiring contribution to the aviation communications page - (8 Nov 2007)

AVPU First-Aid Acronym - also helps illustrate workings of brain and consciousness - (4 Nov 2007)

Superb Free E-Book: The Game of Business by Paul Gorman - wonderful practical guide to business success from a leading business thinker - with grateful acknowledgements to Paul Gorman - (2 Nov 2007)

Make a Fist - expressions origins trivia - (1 Nov 2007)

CAPTCHA - you've probably used one but do you know what it's called?... (31 Oct 2007)

BITCH Acronym - example of finding the good angle and positive interpretation - (31 Oct 2007)

CV Structure and Personal Details - tips about including personal details, and position of contact address details - (30 Oct 2007)

Interesting Time Management Statistics - if you needed any convincing of its importance... (26 Oct 2007)

Listening Game - very flexible teams activity for listening skills and more besides - (25 Oct 2007)

Quizballs 46 - for quizzes and team games - 25 general knowledge questions and answers - (22 Oct 2007 - and my ridiculous wrong answer to question 4 corrected on 23 Oct.. )

Training/Learning and Development Policy Template - quick easy structure - (18 Oct 2007)

Mobile Phone Story - assumptions, communications, approvals, control, etc - (14 Oct 2007)

HCM v HRM - any difference? - (12 Oct 2007)

Break a Leg Expression - (12 Oct 2007)

Booby and Boobs Slang Origins Trivia - (11 Oct 2007)

Money Ice-Breaker - quick exercise for shifting focus and awareness - (27 Sep 2007)

GWR - a gentle old bacronym which contrasts starkly with more recent corporate criticisms and lessons - and completely separately, RICE - a further demonstration of clever words and language - (25 Sep 2007)

Conkers and Acorns - a few seasonal ideas and out of the box prompts - (20 Sep 2007)

WD40 Presentation/Speaking Aid Ideas - send your own presentation/theme props ideas - (18 Sep 2007)

ASDA acronym - specialist medical term and methodology illustrating clever use of the 'bacronym' device - (18 Sep 2007)

PIG acronym - a lesson in positive response to negative stimulus - (18 Sep 2007)

"The workplace should primarily be an incubator for the human spirit." (Anita Roddick, 1942-2007, British businesswoman, founder of the Body Shop organization, writer and humanitarian, who died on 10 September 2007)

Competitor-Partner (Compete or Collaborate) Exercises - for markets and competitors strategies, and for team-building and team-working - (7 Sep 2007)

NRS (ABC1 etc) UK Social Grade Percentages and Population Estimates for 2006 - (7 Sep 2007)

How to Make a Baking Foil Horse - instructions and pictures - (22 Aug 2007)

Quizballs 45 - 'ABC quiz' - solve the pattern, solve the questions - (21 Aug 2007)

Quizballs 44 - 30 general knowledge questions and answers - (15 Aug 2007)

New Reflective Diary Template - Sharon Drew Morgen Edition (MSWord) or as a (pdf version) - (9 Aug 2007)

Google Ads testing on Businessballs - feedback welcomed - (8 Aug 2007)

Quizballs 43 - 30 general knowledge questions and answers - (8 Aug 2007)

Customer Service Code of Practice and Tips - customer service role and development, and complaints handling - (01 Aug 2007)

John Heywood Proverbs - some modern expressions dating back to 1546 - (29 Jul 2007)

Quizballs 42 - 51 general knowledge questions and answers for team games and quizzes - (27 Jul 2007)

More on the Origins of the People-Performance Matrix - (25 Jul 2007)

Six Sigma Elevator Speech - an amusing and effective interpretation - (23 Jul 2007)

Interesting Ideas for Intuitive Change - using abstract pictures to approach change - (21 Jul 2007)

Questioning Game - Open v Closed Questions Exercises - (19 Jul 2007)

Quality Management Feedback, Observations and Experiences - visitor contributed feedback - (17 Jul 2007)

More Explanation for People-Potential-Performance Matrix - (13 Jul 2007)

Diversity Quiz Game - for discovery and exploration of local diversity issues and development - (10 Jul 2007)

Gloria May's Adaptation of John Fisher's Transition Curve for Smoking Habit Discussion - helpful diagram PDF - (8 Jul 2007)

Guru Word Origin - the myth and the truth - (1 Jul 2007)

'Put it in the Hopper' expression - a language curiosity - and a modern expression with very old roots (28 Jun 2007)

Management Earnings Survey 2007 (UK Chartered Management Institute) - relevance to earnings and pay-rise discussions, and employment trends - (27 Jun 2007)

The Trench-Digger Story - a lesson for self-determination and advancement - (26 Jun 2007)

Causes and Solutions Exercises Ideas - quick easy group activities to assist solutions-focused thinking - (23 Jun 2007)

Quizballs 39 - international general knowledge quiz - 30 questions and answers - fun for diversity sessions? - (13 Jun 2007)

Commodore Money Slang - a quick language curiosity - (7 Jun 2007)

Quizballs 38 - weather and climate quiz - 30 questions and answers for quizzes and games - (30 May 2007)

A Few More Real Funny Family Fortunes Answers - can you read them without laughing out loud?.. (30 May 2007)

Promiscuity/Promiscuous Words Origins - illustration of language changes, and an amusing point for addressing groups - (29 May 2007)

"...What is a school if it isn't helping people find what they want to do?..." - Anthony Seldon speaking sense about education - (29 May 2007)

Quizballs 37 - 50 general knowledge questions and answers for quizzes and team games - (24 May 2007)

US-English Resumes (CV's) Tips and Templates - updated section - (21 May 2007)

People Performance Potential Model - explanation, usage, and questions about origins - (13 May 2007)

Space Adverts Permission Extended - you can now put revenue-generating ads and affiliateships for other products and services onto your Space pages, within reason please - (11 May 2007)

Quizballs 36 - entertainment quiz - 30 questions and answers - (11 May 2007)

Clearer Terms of Use for Businessballs Materials - notably relating to Publishing Requests and Criteria and Electronic Copies - (11 May 2007)

Stories Page - New Index - for go-faster story selection - (9 Apr 2007)

Conscious Competence Model 5th Level and Interpretations - intersting contribution from Richard Moore - (4 Apr 2007)

The Double-Positive Story - various lessons and uses - (26 Apr 2007)

Quizballs 34 and 35 - 20 questions catchphrase quiz and 30 questions history quiz - (23 Apr 2007)

'Invitation' and 'Olympic Torch' Virus Email is a Hoax - it's doing the rounds again - (20 Apr 2007)

Get the Pip - interesting expression origins - (19 Apr 2007)

Sharon Drew Morgen's Free Buying Facilitation® Method Guides - super PDF and PPT resources - (18 Apr 2007)

Extension of 'The Development of Selling' - (18 Apr 2007)

Space Highlights updated - examples of helpful content and providers on Businessballs Space - (15 Apr 2007)

Peter Drucker Biography and Theory Summary - thanks to Mike Warren of Grey Matter - (12 Apr 2007)

Conscious Competence Model 5th Level - interesting contribution from Will Taylor - (30 March 2007)

Gerard Egan's Three Stage Personal Change Model - expansion welcomed - (30 March 2007)

Bucket and Bath Story - assumptions, lateral thinking, judging people - (26 Mar 2007)

Quizballs 33 - 30 entertainment questions and answers for quizzes and games - (26 Mar 2007)

Yo Blair! - Geoffrey Wheatcroft's critical dissection of Blair's leadership is essential reading for leaders and followers - (13 Mar 2007)

Training Design Process Outline - a quick overview - linked with Self-Study Program Design Tips - (11 Mar 2007)

Training Specification and Selection Process Template - ostensibly for sales training but adaptable for all sorts of training, in fact all sorts of services - (11 Mar 2007)

PLC or Mutual? - my spaceblog about ethical business - (9 Mar 2007)

Service Contracts - section improved - additional pointers for small busineses, self-employed and freelancers - (9 Mar 2007)

Group Selection Assessment Recruitment - major extension of the section - useful for all aspects of recruitment and assessment centres - (8 Mar 2007)

Space Development Updates - (3 Mar 2007)

Sex, Leadership and Rock'n'Roll - book review - (25 Feb 2007)

Sent to Coventry - and why the 1870 Brewer dictionary remains one of the best reference sources today - (25 Feb 2007)

Throw Me A Bone - expression meaning and origins - can you help? - (21 Feb 2007)

Sales Training Selection Checklist and Template - adaptable for other sorts of training and team development support too - (21 Feb 2007)

What word ends with an S in its plural masculine form, but changes to singular feminine when another S is added to the end? There are now two examples of this known to me - (17 Feb 2007)

My Bawl (Space blog) - (14 Feb 2007)

Stress, Life-Balance and Daytime Napping - (13 Feb 2007)

Quizballs 32 - 30 history questions and answers - (11 Feb 2007)

More on Conscious Competence Model Stage 5 - (31 Jan 2007)

Some Excellent Kogan Page Business and Training Books - (31 Jan 2007)

Quizballs 31 - entertainment quiz - 30 questions and answers - (27 Jan 2007)

IPTV - acronym with fundamental implications - (24 Jan 2007)

Quiz Public Survey Game - quiz exercise with a twist - (24 Jan 2007)

The Bin Toss Game - you can guess this one... (20 Jan 2007)

Positive Change May Now Come - Obama's announcement is historically significant, and a wonderful example of inspirational speaking too - (16 Jan 2007)

Quizballs 30, Alphabet Quiz - 26 questions and answers, for team games, quizzes, ice-breakers - (7 Jan 2007)

Bricks in the Wall Exercise - aims, goals, objectives, changes - team activity - (2 Jan 2007)

2006

SINOAP Acronym - empathy not persuasion - (26 Dec 2006)

Ampersand Game - quick ice-breaker or warm-up, or larger learning activity - (21 Dec 2006)

Mistletoe Word and Tradition Origins - seasonal trivia - (17 Dec 2006)

Seasonal Team Activities and Exercises Ideas - (13 Dec 2006)

Erik Erikson's Psychosocial Stages Theory of Human Development - (10 Dec 2006)

Two New Books For Improving Communications - especially for effective writing - (3 Dec 2006)

Quizballs 29 - a Christmas quiz - 20 questions and answers - (1 Dec 2006)

Positive Psychology and Anasakti (Non-Attachment) - interesting research work - East meets West... (22 Nov 2006)

Cartoon Role-Plays - quick easy preparation for enjoyable stimulating role-play activities - (22 Nov 2006)

GUBU Acronym - for leadership failings and abuse of power - (22 Nov 2006)

More 'UOIEA' Words and another 'QWERTY' Word - curiosities for puzzles and games - (21 Nov 2006)

PEST Analysis Model Variations - PEST, STEP, PESTELI, STEEPLED?... (20 Nov 2006)

BRAN acronym - for decision-making, planning, problem-solving, etc - (14 Nov 2006)

Obituaries Exercise - for reviewing personal aims and life/work purpose - (9 Nov 2006)

Telephone Chatting - ideas for building effective home-based or remote teams - (9 Nov 2006)

I Count - wonderful pocket-book resource and guide to climate change and making a difference - (8 Nov 2006)

MBTI® Function Dominance diagram in Powerpoint slide format or as a PDF - (see the personality types Myers Briggs® section for background) - with thanks to Simon Pusey - (7 Nov 2006)

ARPU and WAFI acronyms - analogies for the modern age - (5 Nov 2006)

Quizballs 28 - geography quiz, 25 questions and answers - (5 Nov 2006)

Quickies - some adventurous and stimulating ideas for exercises and activities - (27 Oct 2006)

Excellent IT Training Offer for Organisations in the UK East Midlands

Visualisation Exercise - for identifying personal potential and a new direction - (27 Oct 2006)

Bateson's Five Levels of Learning - feedback in relation to the 'conscious competence' model discussion - (25 Oct 2006)

Three New Book Recommendations - for lovers of language and people, culture, etc - (25 Oct 2006)

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's Five Stages of Grief - helpful aside from death and bereavement - (24 Oct 2006)

"Everything is data" - a new perspective on an old expression, and a few other additional quotes for learning and development - (23 Nov 2006)

Quizballs 27 - 30 entertainment questions and answers for quizzes etc - (23 Nov 2006)

DRM - not just another boring acronym... (9 Oct 2006)

Three Ethical Questions - for ethical discussion, team debates, ice-breakers, etc - (9 Oct 2006)

Individual Assessments and Training Needs Analysis Tools - updated and better organised - (9 Oct 2006)

More Stress Reduction Quick Techniques and related Team Development Ideas - (5 Oct 2006)

"No cord nor cable can so forcibly draw, or hold so fast, as love can do with a twined thread." (Robert Burton, 1577-1640, English writer and clergyman, from The Anatomy of Melancholy, written 1621-51. 2006) - Have you seen the Love and Spirituality at Work page yet?

Levels of Delegation - updated and improved - (2 Oct 2006)

Quizballs 26 - fifty general knowledge questions and answers - (2 Oct 2006)

Team Skipping Games and Exercises Ideas - (27 Sep 2006)

A Few Simple Business Start-up Tips - (22 Sep 2006)

Monthly Sales Report Template in MSExcel format - also available as pdf version - (21 Sep 2006)

Another 40 Motivational Inspirational Posters - free A4 colour pdf downloads - (21 Sep 2006)

How do you Measure and Develop Talent? - interview question and answers, and principles for organisational development... (18 Sep 2006)

Two Simple Team Activities for Exploring Intuition and Isolation - for learning about feelings, relationships, human interaction, diversity, harassment, rejection, bullying, etc - (15 Sep 2006)

Pearls Before Swine - lessons for selling yourself and your ideas - (4 Sep 2006)

Cerca Trova - seek and you will find - interesting background for learning and life - (4 Sep 2006)

Excellent 30 minute BBC Radio 4 Discussion about Modern Leadership - (2 Sep 2006)

Making Globalization Work - Joseph Stiglitz - a remarkable book published 7 Sept 2006 - (29 Aug 2006)

"While you teach, you learn." (Based on the words of Seneca 'The Younger', 4BC-AD65, Roman philosopher and poet: "Even while men teach, men learn", from Epistulae Morales 7:viii.) More recently added inspirational quotes.

Age Diversity Exercises and Ideas - for training, raising awareness and developing equality policy - (23 Aug 2006)

Age Diversity and Age Discrimination - (UK/Europe) effective 1st October 2006 - summary, guide and useful resources - (20 Aug 2006)

"No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care." (It's not clear where this quote came from. It is variously attributed, including almost certainly wrongly to Theodore Roosevelt. The most popularly cited origin seems to be Don Swartz, a US broadcaster and entertainer. I have confirmed that it is not the Don Swartz US change management writer and consultant. If you know for sure where this quote came from please tell me. Thanks Louise for the quote in the first place. 2006)

Quizballs 22 - 50 general knowledge quiz questions and answers - (18 Aug 2006)

Lego users, see the interesting Origins of the Lego Name and Company - (18 Aug 2006)

The 'Shot At Dawn' Pardons - humanity, integrity, leadership lessons, and related Discussion Ideas - (16 Aug 2006)

Updated Assessment and Training Needs Analysis Examples and Working File Tools - (13 Aug 2006):

PDF's - General Competencies TNA Example, Manager Skillset Assessment and Management Training Needs Analysis also Commercial Role Assessment and Commercial Training Needs Analysis, or

Or MSExcel Working Files - General Competencies TNA Example, Manager Skillset Assessment and Management Training Needs Analysis also Commercial Role Assessment and Commercial Training Needs Analysis

Quizballs 21 - entertainment quiz, 30 questions and answers - (12 Aug 2006)

Neither Hide Nor Hair - meaning, origins, and examples of language change - (11 Aug 2006)

Love and Spirituality in Management and Business - bringing compassion and humanity to work - (9 Aug 2006)

Quizballs 7 Correction - The Collective Noun for a Group of Kangaroos is a Troop or a Mob - (25 Jul 2006)

Pointers for CV's and Job Interviews from Recent Research - (24 Jul 2006)

Corporate Responsibility Training Course - MSc in Responsible Business - (24 Jul 2006)

Heard about Lizzie West yet? - she seems a bit special - (23 Jul 2006)

Additional and Alternative Explanation of MBTI® Function Dominance (Myers Briggs Type Indicator®) - (22 Jul 2006)

Quizballs 20 - entertainment quiz for ice-breakers, quizzes fun, etc - 30 questions and answers - (21 Jul 2006)

Special Introductions to Training Courses for Groups of Mixed Abilities and Needs - (19 Jul 2006)

The Direct Mail Clanger Story - a lesson in advertising, human nature, project mangement, delegation and training - (19 Jul 2006)

Allen's English Phrases - a lovely new reference book for English language enthusiasts and learners - (18 Jul 2006)

Speech Games - exercises ideas for understanding and practising inspirational and motivational speaking - (16 Jul 2006)

Tips for Small Enterprise or Self-Employment Business Planning and Spreadsheet P&L Business Plan Tool with Examples (MSExcel working tool) - and as a P&L Example (PDF) - (10 Jul 2006)

Ethical Decision-Making - a simple user-guide - (7 Jul 2006)

Performance Appraisals, Social Responsibility and Whole Person Development - appraisals section and forms updated - (5 Jul 2006)

Quizballs 19 - easy(ish) quick quiz - 50 general knowledge quiz questions and answers - (5 Jul 2006)

Corporation and Organisation (Adizes) Life-Cycle Exercises - for understanding organisational systems and cultures, for selling, management and organisational awareness - (5 Jul 2006)

Preparing and Presenting Action-Plans during Job Interviews - tips, examples and techniques - for sales/commercial/management and other roles - (4 Jul 2006)

Ethical Organisations Stakeholders - Implications and Assessment - (3 Jul 2006)

Night, Elie Wiesel's classic inspirational Holocaust book - new translation - (3 Jul 2006)

World Cup Antidote Exercises and Warm-up Activities - (2 Jul 2006)

Origins of the Word 'Vet' - example of evolving language and life - (1 Jul 2006)

Acronyms Page - now free of 'adult' content (swear-words, non-pc stuff that was not suitable for young learners and other people who might reasonably take offence from it) - (30 June 2006)

Pay and Satisfaction among UK Organisations and Managers - Chartered Management Institute Survey - (29 Jun 2006)

Quizballs 18 - Entertainment Quiz - 30 Questions and Answers - (27 Jun 2006)

The Pareto Principle (80/20 Rule) - (25 Jun 2006)

Service Contract and Supply Agreement Structure, Template, Tips - (23 Jun 2006)

Newsdesk Team Building Activity - for global teams and cultural integration - (23 Jun 2006)

FIRO-B® personality model explanation - (21 June 2006)

The 'Everybody Somebody Anybody Nobody' Story/Poem - and possible origins - (Reinstated after accidental removal 2006) - (20 June 2006)

Beyond 'Sales Training' - the modern sales role: strive to be an enabler and facilitator of good outcomes - (10 Jun 2006)

Baking Foil Modelling Games and Activities - (9 Jun 2006)

World Cup and Football (Soccer) Quiz - free topical questions and answers, 75 of them.... (7 Jun 2006)

Updated Induction Training Checklist and Guide - additional emphasis on ethics and whole-person development - (6 Jun 2006)

Pureland Japanese Garden and Meditation Teaching - a special venue for discovery and meaning - (29 May 2006)

He's a Card - expressions origins trivia - (24 May 2006)

Developing Ethical and Responsible Organisations - more added - (24 May 2006)

The Triple Bottom Line Exercise - ideas for bringing the ethical organisations debate to life - (23 May 2006)

The Wrong Guy Interview Story - amusing lessons for interviews - (23 May 2006)

The Very Old Lady Story - about attitude - (21 May 2006)

'Managing Team Performance and Standards' Interview Questions, Answers, Presentations - for interviewers and interviewees - (20 May 2006)

Quizballs 16 - (19 May 2006)

Business Continuity Planning - Report and Recommendations - (15 May 2006)

Pay and Reward for 'In-Job Growth' - notes for employees and employers - (13 May 2006)

Managing Design and Creative Projects and Services - updated and revised - (11 May 2006)

Katherine Benziger - Early Notification of Rare UK Training and Licensing Course - highly recommended - (10 May 2006)

Workplace Stress and Health Research Article - (9 May 2006)

Quizballs 15 - (8 May 2006)

Kolb Learning Styles Diagrams Improved - Mono and now in Colour, MSWord and PDF's - (7 May 2006)

'Three Wins' - A Story of Modern Successful Change Management (health sector - but applicable everywhere 2006) - (6 May 2006)

Team-building and Team-work Jigsaw Puzzle Exercise and Puzzle Template - (6 May 2006)

The 'Big Five' Personality Factors Explained - (3 May 2006)

A Strategy and Method for Getting the Right Job - (29 Apr 2006)

Values-Led Team-Driven Change Activities - (29 Apr 2006)

Quizballs 14 - another 50 general knowledge questions for quizzes and fun etc - (27 Apr 2006)

Request For References Template, Tips and Examples, and Data Protection Implications for References - (27 Apr 2006)

Red Sky At Night - revised explanation - (25 Apr 2006)

MSExcel Big Numbers Update relating to the 'All the 1's Puzzle' - (24 Apr 2006)

New Corporation 'Backronyms' Listing - more please... (21 Apr 2006)

The William Pitt Story (facilitation and gaining agreement) - (21 Apr 2006)

The Biscuit Factory Story (motivation and coaching, etc) - (21 Apr 2006)

A New Slant on the YAHOO 'Backronym' - for training and coaching - (21 Apr 2006)

The Origins of the Word 'Facilitate' - to illustrate what 'facilitation' really means - (20 Apr 2006)

The 'All The 1's Puzzle' - a quick bit of mathematical trivia - (20 Apr 2006)

Quizballs 13 - (19 Apr 2006)

Lesson/Training Planner (PDF) and updated Self-Calculating MSExcel version - (18 Apr 2006)

Qualifications Comparisons and Correlations - NVQ's, Diplomas, Degrees, etc - (18 Apr 2006)

And Death Came First - Lopata and Roper's fine new book on networking and public speaking - (16 Apr 2006)

Communications Lessons from Dating Study - (16 Apr 2006)

Directors' Responsibilities, Job Descriptions, Appraisals - in light of the 'Triple Bottom Line' (Profit People Planet 2006) - (13 Apr 2006)

Use of Free Personality Tests in Training and Development - some tips and guidelines (13 Apr 2006)

Quizballs 12 - (13 Apr 2006)

The Translator Story - (6 Apr 2006)

Freakonomics - the new book by Levitt and Dubner - yes, it's as good as the reviews say - (5 Apr 2006)

Quizballs 11 - (2 Apr 2006)

The 'Everybody Somebody Anybody Nobody' Story/Poem - and possible origins - (1 Apr 2006)

NRS (ABC1 etc) Social Grade Population Statistics, Percentatges for Jan-Dec 2005 - (29 Mar 2006)

The Helpful Old Lady Story - (28 Mar 2006)

Quizballs 9 (General Knowledge), and Quizballs 10 (Basic Management and Business Quiz) - (28 Mar 2006)

Reflective Diary/Journal Process, Notes and Templates (MSWord) or as a PDF format Reflective Diary and Process Template - (26 Mar 2006)

Multiple Intelligences Tests (Gardner model) New Formats - now manual MSExcel or PDF, adults or short test for young people - (23 Mar 2006)

More Sleep Tips - for health and harmony, de-stressing, etc - (21 Mar 2006)

Quizballs 8 - (20 Mar 2006)

Campling's Aspects of the Work Psyche - ideas and theories relating to emotion and work - (20 Mar 2006)

Revisions to Employment Terminations Letters Templates and Guidelines - (19 Mar 2006)

Stress Management Quick Easy Tip - Are you drinking enough water?..... (19 Mar 2006)

Fantasticat - a concept for teaching and developing young people (and grown-ups too.. 2006) - (15 Mar 2006)

Extended Modern Selling and Sales Training Notes - (15 Mar 2006)

More Motivational Inspirational Posters - (14 Mar 2006)

More Notes on Leadership Development - (14 Mar 2006)

Quizballs 7 - general knowledge quiz questions and answers - (12 Mar 2006)

Easy Effective CV Template in MSWord - or as a PDF CV Template - and CV Phrases and Descriptions Examples - improved - (8 Mar 2006)

Quizballs 6 - general knowledge quiz questions and answers - (6 Mar 2006)

Revision to Kolb's Learning Styles Notes - (6 Mar 2006)

Obstacles Team Activity - for communications, clarity of instructions, team-building - (1 Mar 2006)

Quizballs 5 - Management and Business Quiz - test of knowledge, for learning or fun - (28 Feb 2006)

Corporate Integrity and Ethical Philosophy - related to marketing and planning - (28 Feb 2006)

Quizballs 4 - trivia and general knowledge - (27 Feb 2006)

Amended Kipling Verse Poster (I Knew Six Honest Serving Men...) - (27 Feb 2006)

More Inspirational and Amusing Quotes - (22 Feb 2006)

Quizballs 3 - Free Quiz Questions and Answers from the Quizballs Zone - trivia and general knowledge - (22 Feb 2006)

The Guy In The Glass - Dale Wimbrow's wonderful poem and ethos for life - (15 Feb 2006)

Quizballs 2 - Free Quiz Questions and Answers from the Quizballs Zone - trivia and general knowledge - (14 Feb 2006)

The Buddha and the Abuse Story - for customer service representives, parents and teachers, and people with angry bullying bosses everywhere - (12 Feb 2006)

Quizballs - free quizzes questions and answers, general knowledge, specialist subjects to come - (9 Feb 2006)

Opportunities for Graduates in the UK Environmental & Sustainable Development Sectors - updated notes - (9 Feb 2006)

Applying for Internships and Work Experience Placements - (8 Feb 2006)

Questions to Ask Interviewers at Job Interviews - (7 Feb 2006)

Portmanteau Words - language and communications development - (6 Feb 2006)

Portmanteau Words Games for team-building, creativity, problem-solving, fresh perspectives - (6 Feb 2006)

New Mental Concentration Test (pdf file) or MSWord version - mostly for fun - good for illustrating the need to read all questions before attempting answers - (4 Feb 2006)

Gandhi Shoe Story - (1 Feb 2006)

NVQ's History, Terminology, Structure and Full NVQ's Listing (Excel) as at Jan 2006 - (31 Jan 2006)

Quotes from Ancient Chinese Philosophy - (26 Jan 2006)

'Top Drawer' Team Activity Ideas - (24 Jan 2006)

PR Smith's SOSTAC® Business Marketing Planning System - (21 Jan 2006)

Campling's Age/Work Arc Theory - (20 Jan 2006)

Personality Types, Styles, and Theories Underpinning Personality Tests - (18 Jan 2006)

Job Interviews - Tips on What to Wear for Interviews, and Tips for Doing Research before Interviews - (14 Jan 2006)

Unleash the Power of Consultative Selling - excellent free 200 page e-book (560KB pdf) by Rich Grehalva on modern selling methods - this superb ebook has been kindly offered free to businessballs visitors by selling expert Rich Grehalva. Your feedback on this ebook would be greatly appreciated, which you can send direct to Rich or to me - (3 Jan 2006)

People Picture Interpretations - exercises in interpreting behaviour, situations, body language - (2 Jan 2006)




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