Advancements in knowledge and technology have influenced changes in the way we work and live. It means we have to put the L-plates on again and learn new things – willing or not. Sometimes we resist change. Research shows four attributes that people who succeed in learning possess – and how you can develop them.
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves – there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.
~ Joan Didion
Is your career future-proof? Some suggest we are going through the third industrial revolution with digitisation. Others suggest professionals will be replaced by telepresence and artificial intelligence. Are you ready for the disruption of such changes?
Everything that happens to you is your teacher.
The secret is to learn to sit at the feet of your own life and be taught by it.
~ Polly B. Berends
I’ve talked about the importance of sleep for your brain, before today. But let’s take it a bit further. A recent report shows that leadership skill is hampered by sleep deprivation. That means organisations may be at risk if insomnia prevails.
I think the kind of landscape that you grew up in, it lives with you. I don’t think it’s true of people who’ve grown up in cities so much; you may love a building, but I don’t think that you can love it in the way that you love a tree or a river or the colour of the earth; it’s a different kind of love.
~ Arundhati Roy