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Losing our parents: If it's an inevitable transition, then why's it so hard? Nearly two and a half years after losing my Mom to breast cancer, I still struggle with being an orphaned adult. Intellectually I know it's something that happens to the best and the worst of us... if we're lucky enough to live … Continue reading Adult orphan: Why is life’s inevitable transition so hard?
Who do you learn from? And what are they teaching you? I love words - spoken and written. I enjoy authors who make me think. I collect the quotes that push my buttons or resonate with me. And think I muse of what I'm learning from them. Here are 13 lessons I've learnt - and … Continue reading 13 lessons from one man’s writings
It's people who make or break both reputations and profits. Hiring and people development practises matter. Values that are normalised by behaviour - wrong and right - matter too. A culture of integrity and ethical conduct isn't the words in a company's code of conduct; it's the sum of the behaviours of the individual employees and the collective.
In my experience, too many learning and development professionals are still ignoring the implications of neuroscience and adult psychological development when going about their work of developing leaders. This isn't to say they don't have the best intentions at heart. It just means they stick to what they know, to what has always been done, … Continue reading Learning & development are interdependent, but they’re not the same thing
How do you know you're on the right path... in life, at work, in your relationships? According to Caroline Myss, the answer is simple: you don't have to betray yourself. It takes mindfulness or conscious self-awareness to feel the discomfort of self-betrayal. In my work I notice too many people just numbing these uncomfortable feelings … Continue reading How to know when you’ve found your true path in life
Alibaba's Jack Ma on Artificial Intelligence. He says machines will be smarter than humans, but not wiser. I'm concerned that we still focus on smarts when we develop people - kids and adults - and not on wisdom (or vertical development). Think of people as smartphones: You can keep adding Apps to make your … Continue reading Smart or Wise? Watch Alibaba’s Jack Ma as he Talks About Humans and Machines