Learn definition

We essentially learn for two reasons; To pass a test on way to get an accreditation or To develop a new lasting skill No need to reference the thousands of papers on this subject for the next point because you can answer it yourself… which one lasts longer and has more practical advantage? Yep, the second one! So what’s the difference? For most people, learning something to pass a test will be short lived and it is cognitive only. You can no doubt think of many instances of this happening for yourself. Do you recall most of what you learned in High School, Uni /Read More →

Adaptability

How much flexibility and adaptability so you have a with changing yourself? When we think of change it is often associated with factors external to ourselves. However all positive evolution, be it personal or organisational will start with how you relate to the prospect of change. I recently read an article and watched a Ted talk by Dr. Steven Stein, clinical psychologist and author who specialises in emotional intelligence and the factors which make people successful in their careers. It reminded me of the importance our own adaptability and flexibility plays in any new or changing situation. When we embark on our personal and professional developmentRead More →

Murky Environment

Have you ever noticed how a fish tank can get cloudy and murky yet the fish continue to swim around as normal? Well they do until they start to float on the top upside down. This happens regularly in our work and professional environments as well? Are we guilty of being like these oblivious fish in our own work places? Engrossed on our own work, projects and personal agendas, heads down and bums up or worse, simply disengaged, our environment starts to change, usually not for the better, without us even noticing. As the old adage goes; ‘we can’t see the forest for the trees’,Read More →