Category: Personal Development

Chasing the wrong goal

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It’s funny, I can’t tell you exactly what year it was, but I remember the precise moment I realized that I was pursuing the wrong goal. Here’s the story. Isaac Asimov was one of my great writing heroes. He wrote amazing science fiction, but also novels and science and history and more. At the time I set my goal, he  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Read fiction

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Sure, it’s important to keep up with your business reading, but you should read some fiction, too. It’s fun and it engages you. You get lost in fiction in a way you usually won’t with factual material. The good news is that reading fiction will help you become a better leader, too. Researchers from the  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: The Learning Loop

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If you want to learn to do new things, you need to try things, not just understand them. The Learning Loop consists of three actions. I use the acronym PARR to remember them. Plan what you will do. Act. If you’re just learning, it’ probably won’t be perfect. That’s OK. Learn by doing and … Review  »  Read More

How to get better at almost anything

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Guess what? You can pretty much get better at anything. It may not be easy and it sure won’t be comfortable, but you can do it. That’s still news to some people, even though Carol Dweck’s groundbreaking book, Mindset, was published almost a decade ago. Dweck demonstrated how your mindset had a greater impact on your  »  Read More

Getting better three ways

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You can get better at almost anything. It’s not talent as much as concentrated effort that makes you good. At least, that’s how I read the research. So, don’t just sit there and think about how you’d like to be better. Get up, put a plan together, and get better. “Better at what?” I hear you cry. Here are three  »  Read More

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