Sometimes “the ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage”, says Arie de Geus, a business theorist.
Neverthless Learning to do something we are not familiar with requires a willingness to experiment that is common in children but quite discomforting for most of us.
In this article Erika Andersen identifies four attributes which characterise the process of Learning:
The author discusses some mental tools which can boost these attributes and help us in learning to learn.
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Today we focus more on how to talk and less on how to listen Others. We spend roughly 60 percent of our communication time listening, but we’re not very good at it. We retain just 25 percent of what we hear. This is not trivial, because listening is our access to understanding. Conscious listening always creates understanding.
Our body shapes who we are.
In this TED talk, Amy Cuddy, a social psychologist, explains how our body language can influence our life, detrmining what people think of us. This is why she suggests to take few minutes before our next stressful situation to change our body language in a way to cope with that situation. Our bodies change our mind, our minds cand change our behaviour and our behaviour can change our outcomes.
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Jacob Shriar on the Blog business2community highlights the 10 main challenges you will face when you are assigned to a managerial position.
It can be tough to adjust to this new role and potentially new environment, the first piece of advice is to understand that it’s normal to be nervous.
Here are 10 challenges that you will face to motivate the employees under you:
- Failure to Set Clear Goals and Expectations.
- Poor Time Management.
- Unclear or Inconsistent Communication.
- Pressure To Perform.
- Shifting From Coworker To Boss.
- Solving Other People’s Problems.
- Getting The Team To Be Productive.
- Not Asking For Help.
The key is to change your mindset and get into a new way of approaching work.
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Understanding one of the most important skills of a Japanese warrior, or “samurai”, can improve our daily life, including our attitude towards apparently unsolvable issues.
This skill is called “gaman”, a word that can be translated as “patience”, “endurance”, “perseverance” and which deals with the capacity of living “without complaint whatever problem may throw in your path”.
“Gaman” is a fundamental aspect of the samurai’s code of life, or “bushido”, but it is not necessary to fully practice this tough philosophy in order to experiment a truly fulfilling “gaman attitude”.
Broadly speaking, something similar can be found even in Western societies: ancient Romans, for instance, used to practice self-conditioning by following the stoical conduct of enduring hardship without a word of complaint.
Nevertheless, it is even unnecessary to face pain or disasters in order to experiment “gaman”.
In fact, a simple and achievable “gaman-ese” code of conduct can be summed up by 5 tips, useful to face our daily issues:
1- Stay consistent
2 – Set small goals for yourself, and achieve them
3- Take your time
4- Be human, with dignity
5 – Breathe!
More about GAMAN here
Motivation is the secret to transform Tech-Resistant Learners into eLearning enthusiasts. In this article Christopher Pappas, founder of the largest online community of professionals involved in the eLearning Industry, share 7 tips on how to work with learners who are less-than enthusiastic about interactive eLearning, mobile-friendly online courses, and other tech-centric eLearning resources.
- Be clear about expectations and goals
- Offer a demo
- Encourage group collaboration
- Stress the benefit up front
- Showa proven track record
- Ask for their feedback
- Introduce the eLearning strategy slowly and steadily
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