How Learners Make Learning Last

How learners make learning last is important to optimal talent development. The learner plays a big role in learning that lasts because the learner is central to the four elements that neuroscientists have discovered are critical to learning that lasts (https://membership.neuroleadership.com/material/the-science-of-making-learning-stick-an-update-to-the-ages-model-vol-5/). The first element to learning that lasts is the learner must focus attention on…

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How to Learn Like a Leader

You want to learn like a leader because leaders learn how to navigate the interpersonal pitfalls preventing them from making a difference. Similarly, professionals can learn how to navigate the career pitfalls preventing them from finding fulfillment. Career pitfalls include misplaced motivation, unfocused learning, and stunted growth. This post explores how learning like a leader…

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To Manage or To Lead in the Workplace

To manage or to lead in the workplace is a false dilemma because the nature of modern work demands both management and leadership skills. There is consensus across business researchers that management focuses on planning and executing work tasks while leadership focuses on visioning and engaging others to support the vision. The work situation can…

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Six Habits to Revolutionize Remote Work

The six habits to revolutionize remote work are according to an executive with over 10,000 hours of experience as a team leader in Fortune 100 companies and over 10,000 hours of experience as a professional facilitator. Remote work is revolutionized one remote interaction at a time. People interact better both in-person and remotely when they…

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The Secret to Successful Leadership

The secret to successful leadership is using facilitation skills when the going gets rough. Leaders change things for the better. Leadership can be as simple as making a sign to guilt people into cleaning the office coffee cup rather than leaving it in the sink for someone else to clean. And leadership can be as…

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How to Achieve Success in 8 Steps

If you are smart but frustrated with your career progress, then you are not alone! Others view me as “book smart” because I graduated second in my high school class, first in my college class, and I have a PhD in chemical engineering. But I interviewed for many jobs I didn’t get and I got…

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How to Maximize On-Line Learning According to Neuroscience

Zoom Learning

The COVID-19 global pandemic is moving learning out of the classroom and online. But, according to the neuroscience of adult learning, there are three simple ways to maximize an on-line learning experience. First, find a space for on-line learning that provides very few distractions so you can have focused attention for the lecture portions of…

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Universal Traits for an Ideal Subordinate

The Ideal Subordinate Universal traits for an ideal subordinate can be gleaned from science. The word “subordinate” implies a social structure. Scientists have found that there are predictable ways that human beings behave in social structures based on identified social needs. Specifically, if our social needs are being met, then our brain is happy and…

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Why it is Hard to Manage Technical People

If you understand why it is hard to manage technical people, then you can get better at managing technical people. Technical people are people who have a degree in technology, engineering, mathematics or a lab-based science (STEM degree). People who are attracted to and earn STEM degrees share a set of traits. But, the traits…

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A Workplace Inconvenient Truth

A Workplace Inconvenient Truth

A workplace inconvenient truth is that the persistence of a white male majority in leadership positions is simply a reflection of human culture. Human culture, in turn, is a construct of our brain. Our brain determines our behaviors. So, to dissipate the white male majority in leadership positions, we need to change our brain which…

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