Take a moment to find a quiet spot away from the Twitter rage, crack open that journal, and write down some thoughts, answering the question “what did I learn?”
I’ve benefited from mentors for as long as I can remember. Parents, grandparents, and Boy Scout leaders during my childhood. However, I’d like to focus today on what I learned from three different mentors to-date in my career. None were formal mentors, although I reported to two of the three. Most of the things I’ve … Continue reading Power of Mentors
Scientists have found that the same regions of the brain are used when reading (either on a page or screen) as are used when listening to something like a podcast or audio book.
There are a lot of talented people in the world. And there are a lot of smart people in the world. And there are a lot of influences today that convince folks that since they’re not one of the smart ones, or one of the talented ones, then they may as well not try. Too … Continue reading Grit
Introduction I’ve been working in the L&D field for almost 20 years now. I like to think of myself as an idealistic pragmatist, meaning that while I’m more than happy to sit and debate the relevancy of Bloom’s taxonomy or where to add visual elements to an instructional video, I also get super bored when … Continue reading Cognitive Load
Introduction Years ago I worked at a company fraught with politics. I was hired to manage a program that, before I joined, had become part of a power-play between the executive I reported to and her rival (the classic CLO vs CTO showdown). It was essentially a struggle between the team that produced and managed … Continue reading Authenticity
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