Learning to Learn

Some time ago, I read a great article in the Harvard Business Review by Chris Argyris. “Teaching Smart People To Learn”. The core premise is that smart, highly trained professionals are defacto trained to NOT learn. And by consequence, Argyris’ practice advocated invasive challenge to destroy defences. Yes, “invasive” and “destroy”. Not only did he write those words, I know many who worked with him …he was invasive and offensive! Continue reading Learning to Learn

Do you suffer from Intention Deficit Disorder?

The beauty of the info age is that each of us has instantaneous, fingertip, essentially “always on” access to all the information anyone could every wonder about. In fact, each of us has “always on” access to information that we never dreamed possible and before now, we would not bother with, even if it means walking over to a bookshelf and picking and thumbing through the family dictionary or encyclopedia. So, our new best friends are Mr and Mrs Google, it is easier to answer a text now rather than avoid eye contact with a stranger on the elevator or … Continue reading Do you suffer from Intention Deficit Disorder?

Build a great summary letter

Summary Letter Builder: guidelines to capture the interaction and dialogue, ensure it has impact and moves the ball forward and sets you up to broaden and deepen your success.   Summary Letter BuilderThe checklists will help you ensure your writing and voice have the most positive stance and create forward movement. Continue reading Build a great summary letter

Be my best

Motherhood. We all want to be our best. And what do we do to be it? I keep trying and I keep facing myself in the mirror and seeing what is not as much as what is. What does it mean to be professional? Was very intrigued recently when I read a blog by an accomplished knowledge worker… a mathematics PhD who teaches computer science at a major US university. His thesis: Knowledge Workers are Bad at Working. “I say this because unlike every other skilled labor class in the history of skilled labor, we lack a culture of systematic improvement.” … Continue reading Be my best