Make a difference, do
love to do, keep going
today's rapidly changing economy, the key to success is not what you
know, but how fast you can learn.
Your outer world of results will always
correspond to your inner world of preparation and learning.
Today, "the world is changing so rapidly that by the time we
learn something, it has often changed in some way, shape or form... We want
satisfaction, proof that even though life is moving quickly, we are gaining
on it and we are making a difference."4
Steve Jobs' 12 Rules of Success
continually. There's always "one more thing"
to learn! Cross-pollinate ideas with others both within and
outside your company. Learn from customers, competitors and partners. If you partner
with someone whom you don't like, learn to like them – praise them and
benefit from them...
Inspirational Business Plan:
Milestones Completed and Future Plans:
"A person who can create
ideas worthy of note is a person who has learned much from others."
10 Commandments of Innovation
Two Components of Learning
Learning requires both intellectual and
By: Andy Rooney
That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person...
The Four Most Deadly Words
By: Kevin Wilke
4 words that are so deadly, that if you are using them, it almost
guarantees you will not be nearly as successful as you want to be.
If you use these 4 words it practically
prevents you from being successful. What are they?
"I already know that."...
think education is expensive, try ignorance."
Confucius about Knowledge and Learning
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
They must often change who would be constant in
Learning and Forgetting
The most important main idea in
learning and forgetting is to understand that both
processes are activity dependent. The more something is repeated, the
better the "learned" response. Similarly, once learned, the less it is used,
the greater the forgetting. Just-in-case learning (where you learn
everything just-in-case you need it in the future) is predicated on ignoring
the forgetting process.11
Lifelong Learning (LLL)
Lifelong learning is learning in which a
person engages throughout his or her life. It includes both formal and
informal education. As new know knowledge is created and disseminated
increasingly faster, terminology and definitions of lifelong learning (LLL)
have developed in line with the shift of emphasis away from the system (in
lifelong education) to the learner (in lifelong learning).
Cultural Intelligence and Cross-Cultural Communication Challenges
is often at the root of communication challenges. Exploring historical
experiences and the ways in which various cultural groups have related to
each other is key to opening channels for
cross-cultural communication. Becoming more aware of
cultural differences, as well as exploring cultural similarities, can
help you communicate with others more effectively. Next time you find
yourself in a confusing situation, ask yourself how culture may be shaping
your own reactions, and try to see the world from the other's point of
A constructivist learning environment is a
place where people can draw upon resources to make sense out of things and
construct meaningful solutions to problems. It emphasizes the importance of
meaningful, authentic activities that help the learner to construct
understandings and develop skills relevant to
Top 10 Essential Requirements To Be
A Great Strategic Thinker
Essential Element #2:
You must learn from experience and commit to being
a lifelong learner. You must use your experiences to think better on
strategic issues. Great strategic thinkers strive for
in all they do...
10 Roles of an
Coach and train your people
alone is not enough. You must train and
coach your people to enhance their
learning ability and
performance. Coaching is the key to unlocking the potential
of your people, your organization, and yourself. It increases
your effectiveness as a
leader. As a coach, you must help your people grow and
achieve more by
asking effective questions and
providing feedback. Find
the right combination of instructor-led training and
coaching follow-ups to achieve success...
exchange of tacit and explicit knowledge describes the knowledge creation
process. During the socialization mode of learning10,
tacit knowledge is transferred through
interactions between individuals, which may also be accomplished in the
absence of language. You may learn and gain a sense of competence by
observing behavior modeled by others. For example,
coaching, mentoring and apprenticeships
instruct tacitly through observation, imitation, and practice...
Learning by Doing
You learn from experience. "The richest seam for learning is the
real opportunities, issues, difficulties and successes that people have.
There is no need to separate learning and doing."3 The didactic
approach - first you learn and then you do it - and didactic training which
companies spend their money on makes little difference if it not combined
real time development, i.e. bringing about learning and change at the
same time - not separating the two.
"Most people learn far more from working
with their own reality, the 'here and now' and how they want to change this,
although it can be very challenging. In comparison, the didactic approach is
comfortable and, because of the lack of challenge it is relatively boring
and tends to be fundamentally disempowering."3
Failure as a Learning
Failure provides a great learning opportunity and should be
viewed as a very lifeblood of success. "Although most people hate to be
labeled a failure and love to be labeled a
success, it is only through
seeming failure that most of life's greatest
successes are achieved. Usually, "failure" or "success" is almost entirely
in the eye of the beholder... Failure is very often a misperception about
the difference between what exists and goes unnoticed (such as growth and
learning when we fall short of reaching a goal)
and what is realized later (longer term success)."6
The Power of
"Simplicity works because it is based on human nature and
common sense."5 It helps people
In learning, we want things fast,
but we don't have time to study. Simple ideas from people who have done
simple things and achieved great results make this high-speed race more
manageable. They enable you to get started in small, immediate ways that
make a difference, confident that you will make progress if you take the
initiative to act.4
To make good use of
feedback, take notice of it in all its forms. Put all feedback in a curiosity frame: ask yourself how you can use it
to avoid failures, or to repeat
Be aware of biases and
perceptions. Control your
biases and validate your assumptions.
Encourage the speaker, provide
feedback and paraphrase to show you are
Yin-Yang of Effective Listening
Memorization Problems: Solved!
Memory Improvement Techniques
Memorization techniques boil down to two basic things? These are ways on
how you focus your attention and create a meaning in correspondence to the
information or object you store in your memory.
With memory techniques, you
while utilizing your innate memory skills...
knowledge may be exchanged during meetings or conferences in which a
diversity of knowledge sources combine to shape a new and enhanced
conception. Look for
learning opportunities and attend as many seminars as you can. You can often
save yourself hundreds of hours of reading and researching by attending a
seminar given by an authority in his or her field. You can learn ideas,
techniques and methods that can save you hours, days, even months of hard
work and research on your own.7
Case in Point
Smart Learning – Fast
Learning Without Forgetting
In 2005, Ten3 Business e-Coach introduced a revolutionary concept of
Smart Learning fast inspirational learning without forgetting.
In this title, SMART stand for Synergistic, Motivational,
Achievement-oriented, Rapid, and Technology-enabled.
Learning through repetition is the one aspect of studying that most people know – and dread. Without repetition,
by Day 2 we forget 50% of what we've learned. By Day 30, we retain
about 2%-3% of the original knowledge!
With no reviews, you virtually have to
re-learn the material after about a month.
Ten3 Smart Learning packages, learning, repetition, and memorizing occurs
fast, continuously and effortlessly. Ten3
Smart Course materials provide well illustrated executive summaries
of various concepts which makes learning fast and effective. Ten3
Smart Screen Savers display educational and motivational slides
periodically to help you
"reactivate" your knowledge and
inspire new ideas. This is just-in-time inspiration as
slides appear when your
PC falls asleep and your mind opens to new discoveries!
Clients of Ten3 training programs are
amazed at the difference Ten3
Smart Screen Savers make in how much they
understand, how well they understand and retain material, and how
effectively they apply the knowledge gained...