Taking inspiration from unusual places

Yesterday I went to make my lunch and decided to go for some Mr Lees noodles. As I was waiting for the kettle to boil I checked the tub for the instructions and read some of the quirky advertising (they’re a great brand!). Then I spotted this…

Tell me and I’ll forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I’ll understand

This was particularly pertinent as I’d been having conversations that day about coaching and giving advice and how it’s so much more effective if it is co-created rather than the coach offering advice. Later that afternoon in a coaching conversation I shared some advice (which I don’t tend to like doing in a coaching context), and I also demonstrated something (which felt a lot better), and we worked together for most of the time (which definitely was the preferable approach).

This quote is something I tend to utilise in my teaching (I did a workshop earlier this week and it was predominantly practical exercises), and is something I’m going to be reminding myself of more frequently. Who knew a pot noodle could provide so much insight! ?