Productive learning

The amount of information available to us has increased incredibly with the increase in the use of technology and social media. Does that make us more productive as learners though?

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Thoughts about the generosity of listening …

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Listening is such a simple act. It requires us to be present, and that takes practice but we don’t have to do anything else. 

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How well do you listen?

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Do you listen well? How would you know? Really that is a judgement made by others. Listening is an act of generosity. This is a generosity that is not always evident.

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Getting the most out of Q & A

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Following on from the previous post The value of effective questions, let’s now look at strategies for responding to questions. Questions and answers are like two partners dancing – it works if they are in sync with their push and pull interactions. This post focuses on ways to respond to questions effectively.

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The value of effective questions

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Effective questioning can help to unlock ideas and create value for organisations. Some professions have specific training in this area – namely law, journalism and medicine. That doesn’t mean the rest of us cannot learn these skills. Read on to find out how.

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