Category Archives: Self Development

What do you observe?

Years ago, management guru Tom Peters coined the phrase MBWA – Management by Walking Around.  I’d like to coin a new one: LBLA – Learning by Looking Around. 1) I work in a nuclear power station.  Safety and security are … 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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A Labor Day Declaration

On this Labor Day week, I am going to do the following. Think about your own annual Labor Day declaration – what a great way to start a new season. I will start: Learning more and noticing how and where … Continue reading

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Learn from the past, Look to the future

How often do we forge ahead without looking sideways, or even in our rear-view mirror?  When was the last time you asked a parent or someone who’s been around longer than you, what lessons had they learned? So often we … Continue reading

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Are you “in?”

Do you know how Jeopardy has categories with “in” which means that the letters in quotations need to be in the answer?  Let’s talk about INterdisciplinary thinking.   I’ve always admired people who excelled, or even considered different perspectives.  In … Continue reading

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Informal Learning – Keep it Short!

A friend and I were talking and he said whenever he asks a question, his daughter sends him several articles.  He doesn’t want articles, he just wants an answer. How many of us today have time to read lengthy articles? … Continue reading

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