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Learning to Be Open to New Perspectives

In today’s global economy, it is becoming increasingly important for people to learn to work in culturally diverse industries. That doesn’t just mean developing the level of discipline required to compete with different cultures; it means adopting an open-minded approach to varied attitudes and working styles. Most people, however, don’t get the kind of exposure [...]

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Featured Learning Tool: Embracing a Beginner’s Mind

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.” – Shunryu Suzuki About three months ago, our son (now 13 months) figured out how to walk. After months of laying on his back, then sitting, then pulling himself up on anything he could, he decided to skip crawling altogether [...]

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Forget Lessons. Just Do It!

“When did you learn to drum?” I said to the Nigerian young man sitting next to me. “I never learned to drum,” he chuckled. “Drumming is a gift from nature, a gift from God.” I paused for a while. “I guess you are right.” He paused as well and then replied, “We are all drummers.” This short [...]

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Is Your Perspective Boosting or Blocking Your Learning?

You are sitting in class and the instructor says, “Let’s do handstands!” You respond: a) With delight, “This is going to be a blast!” b) Petrified, “The world is not meant to be upside down!” c) Reluctantly, “This isn’t going to end well.” Chances are if you’ve ever been in a yoga class, you’ve experienced one of the [...]

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