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Art vs Science 2
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Science Vs Art in facilitating learning – 2

Formula for Facilitating This is the second blog sharing the ‘science’ side of the debate I gave at the Australian Institute of Training and Developments SA Divisional Council’s ‘Great Debate: Art Vs Science Learning Breakfast’…
Learning Art vs Science
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Science Vs Art in facilitating learning - 1

Science Vs Art in facilitating learning - 1 of 2 Formula for Learning I recently had the pleasure of delivering the ‘science’ side of a debate at the Australian Institute of Training and Development SA Divisional Council’s ‘Great Debate…
Making decisions is a demanding workout
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Making decisions really is a demanding workout

We make a staggering number of decisions – every minute, hour and day.   Many of these decisions are not made consciously.  Those that happen with frequency have become a ‘pattern’ and formed a mental map, so happen non-consciously. …
Common sense isn't that common
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Common sense isn't really that common!

How many times have you heard those two words ‘common sense’? Or, used them yourself during conversations? Let’s face, it we all have (or do)! I’ve heard those two words used numerous times. ‘Well, that’s just common sense!’,…
Growth Mindset - Question mark in maze shows thinking
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Change with a growth mindset lens

Last week, I and a whole bunch of enthusiastic change practitioners, attended the Bi-annual ChangeConnect Awards in Adelaide.  During the opening remarks, Susan Stewart spoke about change, including the work of Carol Dweck. I’m a huge…
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Improve your personal productivity - focus on managing cognitive load

Why the shift? We keep hearing that our world is becoming more complex and cycling faster and faster.  That’s true.   And it means the need to be able to focus our attention is becoming greater and greater.  Brain fact – attention…
Velcro for negativity and teflon for positivity moments of choice
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We're like velcro for negativity and teflon for positivity!

A great metaphor by Dr Rick Hanson – in essence, we have a negativity bias. An important evolutionary principle that served to keep our ancestors alive from the many real and physical threats they were exposed to. Today, we haven’t lost…