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September 23, 2022

To Motivate or Not to Motivate? – Thought of the Day

I clearly remember one specific situation that led me to ponder motivation. I passed by the secondary school where students were having P.E. outside. They were doing laps, the teacher barking orders at them, and I noticed one was lagging

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March 15, 2022

Lessons Identified Vs. Lessons Learned – #MTtalk Roundup

Yolande Conradie looks back on how an ill-fated car ride convinced her that she needed to learn her lesson

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February 3, 2022

Who Are You Celebrating for Black History Month?

February is Black History Month in the U.S. and Canada. It's a great opportunity to broaden our perspectives and understanding of Black History and of the impact of people of color today. And to learn more about key figures from the past and present who rarely make it into the official history books. Who We've […]

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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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July 4, 2019

How to Show Self-Compassion – Your Top Tips!

How do you react when you make a mistake or fall short of your goals? If you're anything like me, you'll criticize yourself relentlessly. And you'll dwell on the moments before the blunder, picking apart every decision that led you there. But what if the tables were turned and it was your colleague that slipped […]

June 20, 2019

The Psychology of Learning - Secrets of the Magicians!

Have you ever been astonished by a magician's trick, and then tried to work out how they did it? Maybe, in the cold light of day, you found yourself wondering why it was so easy for them to fool you! If so, then you've done more than just try to solve a particular bit of […]

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April 18, 2019

Making Time for Learning When There's No Time to Think!

Learning at work can be a serious struggle. If you're stretched to the limit, and struggling with all the stuff that's already in your head, how can you possibly learn anything new? In one organization I worked for, learning came to feel downright impossible! Maybe this rings a bell for you. Information was coming thick […]

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November 15, 2018

"Math Makes Me Ashamed..."

My wife works as an English teacher in a local community college. She has two co-workers, Kristen and Mark. Both of them are, as she puts it, “really, really bad at math.” They’re both aware of the fact, never more than when they’re tallying test scores or providing statistics for departmental meetings. But they treat […]

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September 18, 2018

Building a Winning Culture –#MTtalk Roundup

"One of our values is that you should be looking out for each other. Everyone should try to make the lives of everyone else who works here a little bit simpler." – Stewart Butterfield, Canadian entrepreneur (co-founder, Flickr and Slack) Hot, Buttered Toast It was very early in the morning, and my first time facilitating […]

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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