Category archive: Learning

Why do we procrastinate?

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Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash.com

You have a deadline and you are under the pump with other things to do as well. Yet, you are watching YouTube videos of crazy kittens. Perhaps there is house work that you find yourself doing, despite the fact that you usually hate it. Maybe you find yourself scrolling through Facebook endlessly. You are procrastinating – avoiding the task at hand. But why?

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How do you unlearn something?

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Photo credit – Tero Vesalainen via pixabay.com

In times of innovation, increased technology and changes to the resources available in organisations, new operating processes are part of the changes afoot. When learning new ways of doing things, you need to unlearn the old ways and relearn the new. How do you unlearn something?

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Three key tips for learning to learn

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Photo by Lonely Planet on Unsplash.com

Learning is something we all do. It is assumed that the ability to learn is a function of intelligence. Recent research suggests that effort through deliberate practice and strategies can yield better results. Here are three ways to do this.

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What’s your story?

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Photo by Josh Calabrese on Unsplash.com

Stories are important. They are a social mechanism for passing on knowledge, sharing folklore and culture, as well as a learning tool. Everyone has a story. What’s yours?

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Thoughts about your comfort zone …

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Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.
~ Brian Tracy

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Are some people born creative and others not? Can you foster creativity in yourself if you feel it is lacking? Research gives us thought that this may be possible – but how?

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How to deal with loneliness at work

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Loneliness is a condition that can affect us socially and professionally. Its impact can be significant. It is suggested that loneliness can reduce your lifespan in a similar way to that caused by smoking 15 cigarettes a day, or greater than that associated with obesity. So what can we do about it?

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