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The modern learner: What’s changed?

In Development, Effectiveness, Learning, Training on June 17, 2016 at 4:07 am


I remember an episode of the popular American sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, where one of the characters, Leonard, was trying to convince his roommate, Sheldon, that maybe he couldn’t approach a particular issue as a ‘purely intellectual exercise’.

In presenting his case, Leonard cited the time Sheldon had tried to learn how to swim using the internet. Sheldon countered that he did, in fact, learn how to swim. To which Leonard retorted that he had only learnt how to swim on the floor. Sheldon then debated that the skills were transferable.

But are they?

If say, tomorrow, we were to log into an online learning platform or watch a webinar or read a book about how to swim, including breathing, exhaling, floating, and finally, the different strokes to execute a swim, would that automatically classify us as swimmers? Would we then be able to jump into a body of water and immediately apply the skills? Sure, apply the skills. But would we be able to do so deftly? What’s missing here?

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Crafting your personal brand

In Branding, Communication, Creative, Development, Inspire, Leadership, Personal Branding, Philosophy on September 15, 2014 at 1:33 am

A friend recently asked me to help him craft his personal brand. He recognized that I’d written on the topic before and had some knowledge in building one. He spoke about wanting to align it to sharpening an existing curriculum vitae.

So I told him that before we could get to work, that he had to consider his personal brand from a few angles. What exactly did he want (or need) to tell his audience?

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Word of the day: knowledge

In Branding, Communication, Copywriting, Creative, Grammar, Inspire, Language, Learning, Personal Branding, Word of the day, Writing on September 8, 2013 at 10:34 pm

They say, ‘The pen is mightier than the sword’ and that is true power. Knowledge is power. As they say.

But sharing knowledge is even more powerful. It marks a true leader.

I think. Don’t you?

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