Learning Styles Do Matter

There has been much debate as to whether one's learning style matters, or is even valid. While we use all of them, there are usually one or two that we favor and use more. The three styles are: Visual - this leans to what you see Auditory - this leans to what you hear Kinesthetic …

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Lessons from the 12-Year Old Who Just Won a Million

Last night, for the first time a 12-year has won America's Got Talent. It came down between her and another child, who is a singer. The winner is a ventriloquist, who has only started two years ago. Now that is true talent. I watched her journey from the beginning, with a shy girl walking on …

The Perils of Blocking a Worker’s Job Movement Within the Organization

The question of the day: is it a wise decision for a manager to block, or prevent, a worker from making a job move within the organization? This can be answered from different perspectives, both pro and con. But the real question is, what is the long-term effect this will have on the worker in …

Dealing with ‘Deadwoods’ in the Workplace

Louis shows up to work every day, but puts in minimal effort; he gets work in but not always on time, and his interactions with coworkers is subpar, at best. Mistakes? common for Louis. So why is Louis still employed? Louis has become what is known as a 'deadwood,' which refers to those who are …

Critical Thinking Moves You Up

An often over-looked skill that will move you up in your organization is that of critical thinking; this is going deep in analyzing and interpreting situations to form beliefs, opinions and judgements for how to best handle them. It's about looking at a situation from different viewpoints and not just staying with what is seen. …