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September 30, 2012

Discomfort is the gateway to change

I was in a class at the gym and the instructor was urging us to use slightly heavier weights than we would normally. He said "There is no change without challenge". (JJ the gym instructor) That got me thinking. And you... What does it mean to you when you roll that statement around in your

September 23, 2012

What do you think you are not?

"It's not what we are that holds us back, but what we think we are not." Dennis Waitley So what do you think you are not? Here is how to find out. Think of an elusive goal you have and then ask yourself the following... "I want to do/be/have [Goal] but I am not ?????"

September 22, 2012

Social Learning = Social Media? Really?

As I near publication of my book on Informal Learning, I notice that there is a lot of misleading information and misconceptions floating about. Just yesterday I commented on a blog which was quite rightly extolling the virtues of Social Learning, but had a very narrow view of just what it is. Social Learning is

September 16, 2012

Triumph from adversity

One of the things that make life worth living is the joy of winning; succeeding against the odds, achieving a tough goal, triumphing when for a while you thought you couldn’t make it. Just remember that in every case of triumph, the seeds are sown with the poor odds, the peril, the adversity... because they

September 9, 2012

How astonishment can help you

"It's not what bothers you that is the problem, it's what has stopped bothering you." Larry Winget What are you not seeing around you? What are you tolerating that others would not? We grow used to what we 'swim in' and cease to notice things that would astonish others. If you have a new hire,

September 5, 2012

Leadership and learning are linked

I was speaking with Elizabeth Eyre, the editor of Training Journal (UK) about some ideas I had been musing over concerning how leadership and learning are interlinked. She got quite excited and asked me to write an article for the magazine. So I thought some more and added to the concepts. I am not sure

September 2, 2012

Here’s a rather philosophical idea

With credit to Mike Dooley... Most of us have tried to control other people... and failed. Of course, you can't control other people. Not even a little; not a smidge. Every man and woman is their own sailing vessel powered by their own thoughts, emotions, and imagination. You can't improve their smile, nor even add