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Category: Learning Matters

Make Sure to Learn from Your…. Successes

“Learn from your mistakes.”  How frequently do we hear that – or something similar? Failure is touted as one of the most powerful teachers we’ll ever meet. It’s been elevated in some cases to a magical status that can produce outcomes of legendary proportions. (Think 3M and the less- sticky glue that ultimately birthed adhesive […]

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Rediscover Your Natural Ability to Connect

Today’s guest blog post is written by my friend,  Sonia Di Maulo and celebrates the launch of the hard-copy edition of her book, The Apple in the Orchard: A story about finding the courage to emerge. The story provides a vision for the new world of work and was endorsed by Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager® […]

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Career Conversation: It All Starts with a Question

Career development is one of the most misunderstood management activities today. Too frequently it’s all about the forms, checklists, and annual deadlines. But genuine development doesn’t happen like that. It happens a little bit, everyday. And it happens thought conversation. In our research, we’ve found that managers don’t need to be suave, smooth, and rehearsed. […]

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Shining a Light on Focus

Last week’s blog post addressed focus and how most of us have been brainwashed about what it is and how it works. I shared my view that what 90% of the population considers to be focus is actually a huge threat to long-term progress, results, and success. And I suggested the possibility that there’s another […]

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Enhancing the e-Book Experience

I shy away from looking at pictures of myself.  Yet, despite the nausea I feel at the prospect of my video appearing in public, I’m completely fascinated with the enhanced e-book version of Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go that will be available this week.  (Please keep reading… I promise this is NOT a […]

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Career Development: It’s Not for Wimps

This article was originally posted by ASTD in honor of 2012 Career Week. In honor of its annual Career Week, the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) partnered with Bev Kaye and me to conduct a survey designed to surface a variety of career-related issues. One dimension focused on collecting stories from members about […]

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