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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Photo credit – Couleur via pixabay.com

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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Photo by Charles Deluvio 🇵🇭🇨🇦 on Unsplash.com

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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Photo credit – Qimono via pixabay.com

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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How to conquer task avoidance

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Photo by Alex Iby on Unsplash.com

Are there some things you find yourself avoiding? A task? A difficult conversation? A paper you need to write? A project you aren’t sure how to tackle? Sometimes these things can significantly affect your productivity. You may be a generally productive person but something you keep avoiding can become your stumbling block. There is a way to understand this and to conquer it.

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