Tag Archives: reflection

Using Mental Models to Become an Expert

What separates true excellence and expertise in any profession from the masses of both good and mediocre performers? What separates Simone Biles from the hundreds of thousands of pretty good gymnasts? What separates Richard Feynman from the hundreds of thousands of pretty decent scientists? Many people think that the answer is innate talent, but scholar [...]

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Featured Learning Tool: Mind Mapping to Navigate the Learning Plateau

Making progress in something new is not always easy. Whether you’re adapting to a new role at work, training for a marathon, learning a new language or just about anything else, in order to make progress, you need to endure change. Change, almost always, generates resistance. Even the most successful entrepreneurs, writers and athletes experience [...]

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Time Well Spent: The Art of Time Management

How are you? Busy! Would you like to join us for…? Can’t! Too much to do! How was your week? All work. No time for (family, exercise, reading…) Ah, time! Where does it go? Why does it so often feel like it is “running out?!” And, why are we (modern humans) so obsessed with using [...]

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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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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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Learning That Sticks

As I come to the end of my 3-year professional coaching certification program journey, my supervisor left me with a final parting piece of advice, “Really see your clients…And, give them an experience when they work with you! This will create impressions that last a lifetime.” Ah…So true! So, what does this advice really mean [...]

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Learning with Intention: Resolution Time!

For many teachers, parents, students and education professionals, like myself, September feels much more like the start of the year than January. So, no time like the “new year” to set a few intentions to kick my actions and personal learning off right! As Leo Babauta writes in his blog, Zen Habits, sometimes the best [...]

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Live, Learn, Understand

Well before John Dewey and Kurt Hahn gave structure to the philosophy of experiential education, Confucius stated, “I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand.” Perhaps the famed Chinese philosopher, teacher and politician was ahead of his time when he said these words, but he gave voice to the idea that [...]

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