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January 11, 2023

What Career Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self?

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?

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August 4, 2020

Change and Opportunity in the World of Learning – #MTtalk Roundup

What is the future of learning and development? Yolande Conradie presents her roundup of our recent #MTtalk Twitter chat

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October 30, 2018

Let's Talk L&D – #MTtalk Roundup

"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 […]

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October 25, 2018

Your Tips for Making Time for Learning and Development

Work, commute, family, friends, grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, admin… do you ever feel like there aren't enough hours in the day? When it's a struggle to complete the essential tasks in life, it can be a challenge to find the time for self-improvement and learning. This National Learning and Development Month, we decided to ask […]

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September 13, 2018

Become a Learning Dynamo and Forget Failure

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 […]

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August 2, 2018

Your Top Tips for Increasing Your Chances of Promotion

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 […]

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May 15, 2018

Wisdom at Work – #MTtalk Roundup

"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 […]

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May 1, 2018

Creating a Learning Culture – #MTtalk Roundup

“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 […]

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May 4, 2017

Learning to Acknowledge Ignorance

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] […]

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March 22, 2017

Lively Debate Focuses on Learning Styles

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 […]

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