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November 25, 2012

What have you forgotten?

When her brother was born, four-year-old Sasha begged her parents to leave her alone with the baby. At first they refused, but she showed no signs of jealousy, and she was always extremely affectionate towards her little brother. So they left Sasha alone with their new-born baby, but kept the bedroom door ajar so they

November 19, 2012

Business Executive feature article: Conquering the Forgetting Curve

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You know how it is. You spend lots of money on training. The delegates are all fired up and making promises to themselves to do this and change that. And then people go back to their desks and the overflowing in-tray kidnaps their attention. After a few weeks, the fading memory of those new tools

November 18, 2012

A lesson in trust from a little girl

A little girl and her father were crossing a narrow bridge. The father was worried for his daughter's safety so he asked her: "Sweetheart, please hold my hand so that you don't fall into the river." The little girl said: "No Dad. You hold my hand." "What's the difference?" asked the puzzled father. "There's a

November 15, 2012

Does practice make perfect?

Actually, it is not the practice that makes us better at things. Let me explain. If we practice something, that is, we do it repeatedly, we reinforce the neural networks that support that action. It gets easier for us to do. What also happens is that each time we do it, we notice the results

November 11, 2012

Mind the knowing-doing gap

I visited my local doctor's surgery for a minor issue and noticed a sign on the waiting room wall; "Your GP can help you to achieve a healthy weight, and enjoy the health benefits that it will bring." And yet the GP who examined me was clearly well over a healthy weight. How is it

November 5, 2012

A gift you can give to anyone

Today's life is at such a fast pace, that we don't seem to give our full attention to anything. However, those with great people skills always give their full attention to whoever they are talking to at that time. How do you feel when someone gives you their full attention? Valued, special, often eager to