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TRAINING THROUGH PRACTICE

  DELIBERATE PRACTICE is for everyone who dreams. To engage consciously, developing and refining your skills is one of the most powerful ways to improve the effectiveness of your practice. Focus, concentration and instant feedback are crucial. A hallmark of an expert performer is one that constantly strives to improve […]

THE SILO EFFECT…Gillian Tett

“We can be blind to the obvious, and we are also blind to our blindness.” Kahneman. Many large organizations are divided, which often fail to talk to each other- let alone collaborate. SILOS breed tribalism. But they can also go hand in hand with tunnel vision. We need specialist departments […]

A MORE BEAUTIFUL QUESTION…Warren Berger

One thing I kept finding was that many of the world’s leading innovators and creative minds were exceptionally good at asking questions. There is a link between questioning and innovation. Google is described as a company that “runs on questions.” Questioning isn’t taught in most schools, nor is it rewarded […]

CYNICISM

    Among our most universal human longings is to affect the world with our actions somehow, to leave an imprint with our existence. But, our culture has created a reward system in which you get points for tearing down rather than building up, and for besieging with criticism those […]

GRIT…Angela Duckworth (part 2 final)

    There are four assets for GRIT: Interest, practice, purpose, and hope. INTERESTS are triggered by interactions with the outside world. Interests thrive when there is a crew of encouraging supporters; including teachers, coaches, and mentors. Positive feedback makes us feel happy, competent, and secure. One must goof around, […]

GRIT…Angela Duckworth(part one)

    The highly accomplished are paragons of perseverance. Their passion is enduring, they are unusually resilient, hardworking and with direction. It is this combination of passion and perseverance that make high achievers special. In one word they have GRIT. Aptitude does not guarantee achievement. Psychologist Tsay, found that by […]

ZONING IN….Matthew May NY Times

    The proliferation of meditation in the name of mindfulness and the combination of the two terms naturally lead people to equate the two. Mistakenly so. Mindfulness is a higher-order attention that involves noticing changes around us and fully experiencing them in real time. This puts us in the […]

PEAK…Anders Ericsson (part 3)

    DELIBERATE PRACTICE is the gold standard, the ideal to which anyone learning a skill should aspire. To become excellent, in whatever discipline, requires several thousand hours of practice. There are no shortcuts and no “prodigies” who reached an expert level with relatively little practice. Anyone who wishes to […]