Lifelong learning is not rocket science. It doesn't need to be perfect and polished. There are, however, two decisive factors that we need to consider when it comes to the success of lifelong learning.
As the world chimes in another new year and the holiday decorations head back to the attic, I like to take a moment to reflect on the past year. What have I achieved, and what lessons have I learned along the way?
What is the future of learning and development? Yolande Conradie presents her roundup of our recent #MTtalk Twitter chat
"The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice." – Brian Herbert, U.S. author About This Week's Chat When I facilitate training at large organizations, or lecture to business school students from big corporates, I often hear the same complaints. For example: team […]
How can today's organizations keep up with the pace of change? For Bradley R. Staats, the answer is easy: we all need to keep learning. Most people would agree that sounds sensible. The hard part is making it happen. "That's really where, organizationally, we run into trouble," Staats says. He describes how this problem nagged […]
You've been working hard for months, putting in the extra hours, and taking on additional tasks. You can see several opportunities for promotion, and you really feel that you deserve that step up. But nothing seems to be happening. Your career feels like it's hit a bit of a plateau. Sadly, working hard and having […]
"To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe." – Marilyn vos Savant. Knowledge and Wisdom What's the difference between knowledge and wisdom? When someone shares knowledge with you, you might comment on how interesting it is. You might even have a conversation about it with them. But when someone shares wisdom […]
“Knowledge is power, but has little value unless it can be accessed and put into practice.” – Melany Gallant Making Lasting Changes Have you ever tried to make a significant lifestyle change? If you have, you'll know that it's not always easy! You may also know that you have a better chance of succeeding if you […]
On Earth Day this year, I found myself about three-quarters of the way through Yuval Noah Harari's book, "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind." April's celebration of the planet featured a March for Science, held in more than 600 cities worldwide. The mission was to "communicate science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity [urging political leaders] […]
You are not learning anything by reading this so I suggest that you stop right now. It's OK, I'm just joking. But I'm not the only one raising doubts about an accepted approach to how we learn. A group of leading academics in Europe and the US marked the start of international Brain Awareness Week on […]