Category Archives: Metaphors

Beyond Category

Duke Ellington, one of the greatest jazz musicians and prolific composers with thousands of compositions, created a category for those individuals that were so exceptional they were, as he called them, “Beyond Category.”  Some musicians he referred to with this … Continue reading

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Take Time For Learning

I just saw a youtube video that’s from 2011. It’s all about creativity and takes only 2 minutes to view. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPbjSnZnWP0 Spoiler alert: I’m going to be talking about what’s in the video! Today more than ever we are trying to … Continue reading

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Ten lessons learned living a life well lived

I hope you’ve been following me on LinkedIn, ATD, and CLO where I have posted blogs the past several months.  Time to come back home and share some thoughts. We learn in the most unusual ways, in the most unusual … Continue reading

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Just in time – really?

Why do we learn?  I’m not being facetious here, just ask yourself why do you learn something?  To use it, of course.    When you need it. Why do we practice, reinforce, reteach and relearn?  To keep the knowledge fresh and … Continue reading

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Share Your Vision

My friend Marilyn Moats Kennedy says “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.”  To paraphrase, if you don’t have a vision, you don’t have  a direction that both directs you and inspires.  Whether a … Continue reading

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Embrace Learning

How often do you: Go to a familiar restuarant or order a favorite dish vs. trying someplace new? Go to a familar cabin or hotel vs. going to a new location and new place to stay? Listen to the same … Continue reading

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Is your learning cup half-full?

Did you read my last blog and have you made a declaration of learning? If not, pick a couple of thoughts from the list and make those your declaration of learning, of continuous growth, personal advancement and enrichment.  Because those … Continue reading

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