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Lee Thayer: His Thinking Regarding Leadership & High Performance Organizations
Lee Thayer has been one of the seminal thinkers in the area of communication.
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Learning to Read Their Minds - Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity

Learning to Read Their Minds - Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity | Lee Thayer: His Thinking Regarding Leadership & High Performance Organizations | Scoop.it

New insights into how the brain works are changing how learning leaders structure programs and how the corporate learning industry thinks about knowledge retention and study habits.

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While scientists now know more about the brain, it's validating scientifically what our earliest philosophers understood intuitively. They lived and practiced: repeated retrieval, the spacing effect, and deep encoding, Think: knowing my times tables. Or the Roman who held up two fingers and said: Five beers please.


Science is a metaphor for understanding reality.  The truth is that I do not learn from my experiences. I learn from my interpretation of my experiences. Remember that reality is my reality because it is filtered through my mental model. My mental model  is based upon  my interpretation of my unique experiences (that have a great deal in common with many others in the species genus homo.  So we are back to Lee Thayer's: Get my thinking right.


For how I think creates and reflects who I am. Who I am and how i think create what I do.  What I do creates my habits and then in the end my habits create me.  So it is in the doing the right thinking about doing the right actions that creates me. (The Latin verb for the word "do" is: ago/agere, agi, actus.


Think with the end in mind. Or another way of saying it is: Act from the future.


So in one way we live reality while understanding reality by explaining it metaphorically through science. I continually have to be reminded not to mistake the finger pointing at the moon for the moon.


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If You're Learning, You'll Never Need to Recharge

If You're Learning, You'll Never Need to Recharge | Lee Thayer: His Thinking Regarding Leadership & High Performance Organizations | Scoop.it
In a recent interview I did with the Wall Street Journal, we hit on a wide range of topics: discount programs disguised as loyalty programs; the experiment in human nature that we call Panera Cares;

Via Mark Taylor
ozziegontang's insight:

Red Scott said it this way: I'm either green and growing or ripe and rotting.  Lee Thayer continues to talk about and address the difference between being closed when in the knowing mode, and open when in the learning mode.


I added to Red's comment:  If I become ripe and rotting, I can become rotting and composting. When this occurs I can again become Green and Growing.  This is the reason that questions open one and answers close one off. How does one stay in the learning mode for a lifetime?


Thanks to Mark Taylor, fellow Vistage Chair for bringing the article to my attention.

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Mark Taylor's curator insight, June 7, 2013 6:37 PM

Sounds like a noble cause