Monthly Archives: July 2010

Problems as Opportunities

The flip-side of problems are opportunities, opportunities to save time or money, to relieve or reduce pain and suffering, and to advance the human condition.  More generally, problems can be thought of as Opportunities For Improvement and Innovation in pursuit … Continue reading

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Learning, Memory, and Imagination

Experts seem to be everywhere.  How does one become expert, or a more expert expert? Here are two conventional definitions of “expert”: Expert adj. : having, involving, or displaying special skill or knowledge derived from training or experience Expert n. … Continue reading

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The Power of Open-Mindedness

Questioning may be better than willing as a condition for positive and sustainable personal (or, by extension, organizational) change, according to research by psychologist Ibrahim Senay of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Wray, Herbert. “The Willpower Paradox.” In Scientific … Continue reading

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Learning-Action Plans

The Learn-Do-Teach-Lead (LDTL) method leverages (1) the  immediacy of near-term job tasks and (2) the intimacy of direct, non-threatening performance-related conversations between work-group leaders and members. Fundamentally, the need to continuously improve and refine job performance–along a continuum from beginner … Continue reading

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