Don’t get stuck in your current ways of thinking.
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One of the great gifts you give team members is opportunity to reflect on their journey. "Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action." Peter Drucker Leaders energize teams when they help team members bring their best selves to work. A single transformational question: “What are you…
What is the best way to use the last five minutes of the day?
Ariana Amorim's insight:
From the article:
I was once asked: if an organization could teach only one thing to its employees, what single thing would have the most impact? My answer was immediate and clear: teach people how to learn. How to look at their past behavior, figure out what worked, and repeat it while admitting honestly what didn’t and change it.
If a person can do that well, everything else takes care of itself. That’s how people become life-long learners. And it’s how companies become learning organizations. It requires confidence, openness, and letting go of defenses. But here’s what it doesn’t require: much time.
Finding, and subsequently losing yourself in, your passion may not be easy, but when it does happen, it sure is worth it. Is there topic that you constantly find yourself coming back to in your reading and conversations? One that, once you start reading about it, the hours pass like minutes? Identify it, roll with it, and lose yourself in it.
The Habits of Mind by Art Costa and Bena Kallick don't simply represent fragments of practice to "add on" to what you already do, but rather new ways to think about how people learn.
2. Managing Impulsivity
3. Listening to Others with Understanding and Empathy
4. Thinking Flexibly
5. Thinking About Our Thinking (Metacognition)
6. Striving for Accuracy and Precision
7. Questioning and Posing Problems
8. Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
9. Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision
10. Gathering Data Through All Senses
11. Creating, Imagining and Innovating
12. Responding with Wonderment and Awe
13. Taking Responsible Risks
14. Finding Humor
15. Thinking Interdependently
16. Learning Continuously
There’s no way to overestimate the importance of learning from the people around us. When we’re open to learning from others, we benefit from their experience as well as our own and we can inherit their wisdom and knowledge.
Learning is a practice, not an event. Leadership and learning are invaluable to each other.
Make learning inspirational enough for us to dream more, learn more, do more and be more.
There is a specific type of practice that facilitates the attainment of an elite level of performance. And then there's the other kind of practice that most of us are more familiar with.
The first is Mindless Practice, the other is Deliberate Practice.
Deliberate, or mindful practice is a systematic and highly structured activity, that is, for lack of a better word, more scientific. Instead of mindless trial and error, it is an active and thoughtful process of hypothesis testing where we relentlessly seek solutions to clearly defined problems.
It doesn’t matter if we are talking about perfecting violin technique, improving your golf game, becoming a better writer, improving your marketing skills, or becoming a more effective surgeon.
Life is short. Time is our most valuable commodity. If you're going to practice, you might as well do it right.
Here you will find five principles to speed up skill development.