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Adaptability As an Opportunity for Learning

The average person has changed jobs about 11 times before the age of 50. About 50.5 million people today (that’s 0.8% of the world’s population) are living outside of their home countries as expats, and that number is expected to grow by almost 7 million in the next two years. The world today is dynamic. Technology [...]

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Featured Learning Tool: Powerful Questions

The room was packed with about 200 university students. A few were listening attentively to my team’s presentation about emergency protocol while living overseas, but many were staring at phone screens, doodling on notebooks, whispering to each other…clearly not paying attention. “But this is really important information to know!” I thought, frustrated with how disinterested [...]

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The Art of Self-Coaching

My 2016 To Do List (“Resolutions”) _ Get in peak shape. Contact personal trainer. _ Cement life and relationship goals. Contact life coach. _ Identify annual business goals. Contact business mentor. _ Identify personal professional SMART goals. Ditto. _ Eat more sensibly. Contact nutrition expert (my mother). With “new year’s resolutions” being the hot topic [...]

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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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Teaching at the Energetic Level (Step 2: Shape the Energy)

“How do you want students to feel when they are with you?” is one of my favorite questions to ask when interviewing teachers (and facilitators) for the various education programs that Bon Education organizes. The first response is typically confusion, “To feel? Umm…” After that, there is a deep breath. Then, in about 50 percent [...]

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