Catalyzing Your Talents and Potential

Apply What You Are Learning When I was a freshman in high school, I started to play the electric guitar. Soon after, I was invited to join a rock band. The only problem was that I knew only three chords! But since I had my own guitar and amp, I was in, chords or no chords! A band member gave me a bunch of new chords to learn that were in some of the songs we would be playing. I had just a few weeks to learn the material, so I practiced my chops every day after school for about four [...]

2018-05-02T15:02:33+00:00 October 6th, 2015|Leadership, Personal Growth, Professional Development|

The Reflective Practitioner

Thinking deeply is quickly becoming a lost art in our fast-moving Western so­ciety. For example, if you visit a country in the East and come across an elderly man working quietly in a beautiful and serene garden, you would not interrupt him because he’s doing something that’s culturally perceived as important. On the other hand, if you were in the West and saw someone running around in the office like a chicken with his head cut off, texting with one hand, stacks of papers in the other, and a Bluetooth fastened to his ear, you wouldn’t interrupt him because in American [...]

2018-05-02T15:04:17+00:00 July 27th, 2015|Leadership, Personal Growth, Professional Development|

Overcoming Learning Stagnation: Randomization

Overcoming Learning Stagnation: The Practice Of Randomization The act of intentionally randomizing life helps us from getting stuck in our routines. Changing the environment, breaking up old patterns, and being exposed to new contexts fuels new learning. New learning increases capacity. We can all get in boxes very quickly and live our whole lives out of them. Most people gravitate to a life that’s comfortable, familiar, and routine-based. So, to prevent learning stagnation we must choose to inten­tionally create random rituals that randomize and break up the patterns of life. This helps us stay open to new ideas, people, perspectives, and [...]

2018-05-02T15:06:38+00:00 July 27th, 2015|Leadership, Personal Growth, Professional Development|

The Discipline of Unlearning

The Discipline of Unlearning Unlearning is one of the most under-utilized approaches to learning. We often picture learning as adding to what we already have. For example, we have a certain level of knowledge or proficiency about something. So, to learn is to increase. Many people think of learning as something like the image of opening up the top of a person’s head and pouring more knowl­edge into it. But that’s not always true. Sometimes we get more traction in our learning by knowing what to unlearn. Fruitfulness Is In Pruning, Not Adding Picture a logjam in a river. When it’s [...]

2018-05-02T15:07:48+00:00 July 27th, 2015|Leadership, Personal Growth, Professional Development|