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Leaders are Learners

I and others (Forbes, HBR) have suggested that leaders are readers. Yes, reading can expose us to a world of thought, ideas, and findings that are often condensed, carefully crafted, well organized, and sometimes documented with references to supporting research … Continue reading

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Hold That Thought!

“Hold that thought,” said the office administrator with outstretched hand, signalling a friendly “stop.”  I was in the middle of making a routine request for her assistance. Hold that thought, an idiomatic was of saying, often by way of interruption, “Wait a second, I’ve … 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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Intentional Curiosity

Curiosity drives action, including learning.  Here are some intentional exercises that help to develop and strengthen curiosity: Look closely and carefully at any object.  Think of the infinite causes and conditions that preceded you and the object coming face to … Continue reading

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Bring a Stick to the Fire

For two consecutive summers during high school, I went to the C-Bar-T Trail Ranch in Colorado.  We rode horseback and camped for six weeks in Colorado’s national forests, traversing the Rockies from the Front Range just outside Denver to Grand … Continue reading

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