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The Language of the Way Forward

The Language of the Way Forward

In the words of Robert Waldo Emerson “Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” By adopting an experimental approach in the workplace, we encourage a culture where we are more willing to take risks, acknowledge failures, learn from mistakes and become better. Growth mindsets work best when you have a work culture that encourages flexible, changeable work models that allows for experimentation. If something doesn’t work, that’s simply data we can learn from and that leads to adopting a different approach to discover what does work. ..

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Making the Switch – the Rider and the Elephant

Making the Switch – the Rider and the Elephant

Managing change remains one of the single biggest challenges for leaders today. By our very nature we resist change and lean towards maintaining the status quo. Being a leader who can be flexible and lead the way forward in times of change, showing their adaptability and inspiring others to do the same, is no easy feat. Understanding the psychology behind what motivates us to change is important in determining how to ignite change in your staff.  ..

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Learn anything in just 20 hours

Learn anything in just 20 hours

In his enlightening 20-minute TEDx Talk, Kaufman poses the question “How long does it take from starting something and being grossly incompetent and knowing it to being reasonably good?” The answer, he argues, is just 20 hours. That equates to 40 minutes a day for a month, or 20 minutes a day for two months. With just 20 accumulated hours of focused, deliberate practice, you can go from knowing absolutely nothing to performing something well. That’s encouraging if you are faced with the daunting task of having to learn a new skill at work, learn all about new technology, learn to play a musical instrument or even learn a new language. So how can you go about pursuing this 20-hour challenge? How do you ensure you invest those 20 hours in the most productive way? Kaufman defines four steps to learning a new skill;  ..

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Making Change – Finding the Bright Spots

Making Change – Finding the Bright Spots

When we are faced with things we need to change, we are compelled to look at the surrounding information and issues contributing to the problem to try to fix it. There is often a complex web of issues that need to be dealt with to fix any one problem. When you need to change, this way of looking at problems can leave us feeling overwhelmed, demotivated and inactive, as the steps to ‘fix’ the problem are just too numerous, to complex or too big to deal with.  ..

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