Personal Development

What is assertive communication?

What is assertive communication? What is assertive communication you may be asking yourself, but wht is assertive communication? Assertiveness is the quality of being self-assured and confident without being aggressive. In the field of psychology and psychotherapy, it...

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Do you know how Learning Happens

Do you know how Learning Happens ? Do you know how Learning Happens, because many don't fully appreciate the processes that go into learning, nor the events that actually constitute learning. Learning is the process of acquiring new or modifying existing knowledge,...

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To learn is to be free

To learn is to be free An inspiring talk about learning by Shahmeem Akhtar To learn is to be free - Shameem Akhtar posed as a boy during her early childhood in Pakistan so she could enjoy the privileges Pakistani girls are rarely afforded: to play outside and attend...

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False news and Logical Fallacies

A logical fallacy is a flaw in reasoning. Logical fallacies are like tricks or illusions of thought, and they're often very sneakily used by politicians and the media to fool people. A fallacy is an incorrect argument in logic and rhetoric which undermines an...

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Are you a manager or a leader

  Are you a manager or a leader Try this quiz  Are you a manager or a leader to find out where you are. 5 Ways Being A Good Follower Makes You A Better Leader   NB: This is a podcast / blog site - we are not an encyclopaedia, any information is...

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Memory Activity False Memories

Memory Activity False Memories False Memory Activity Tell learners that you are going to read a list of words to them.   They are to write down as many words as they can remember when you are finished reading and say, "Go!"   The words can be in any order.   Then read...

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Modern communication problems

Modern communication problems I guess there is quite a lot of irony in sharing a video that damns modern communication on mediums which are being criticised for the isolation of people and modern communication problems. The thing is, we all have these excellent tools,...

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Memory Activity Primacy And Recency

Memory Activity Primacy And Recency THE PRIMACY AND RECENCY EFFECTS OF ACTIVE MEMORY The text discusses the tendency for items at the beginning and end of a list to be remembered more readily than items in the middle of the list. This can be readily illustrated by the...

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Why are you studying for an MBA?

Why are you studying for an MBA? An MBA, or a Master of Business Administration, is a very popular choice for many today as a way of either changing career path or boosting an existing career path. An MBA is expensive, demanding and has high entry requirements, so why...

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Are you a visual Thinker?

Are you a visual thinker? If the bulk of your thoughts come in the form images or shapes, then you might be a visual thinker. There are many types of ways people process their thought patterns such as kinesthetic, thinking through physical movements, and aural which...

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The 30 day Challenge

  The 30 day Challenge A 30 day challenge doesn't have to be a life-changing experience, although it may become one and may make a significant difference to your life. Any long-term change that transpires, however, will be dependent on the way that you view the world...

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When 3 meters is just too far

When 3 meters is just too far Have you ever been in a room, with a group of colleagues, clients or business partners, sat around the table computer in front of you - preferably open (this provides a nice barrier that helps protect us ... I imagine)? So you chat away...

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Do we need to change the way we learn?

Do we need to change the way we learn? There have been excellent arguments that have promoted the notions of Lifelong Learning (LLL) since the 1950s (see the work of Carl Rogers et al.), but never has the argument for LLL held so much water. 'Lifelong learning' is the...

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How to Mindmap

How to Mindmap Find out how to Mind Map and why it is so effective from the inventor of the process, Tony Buzan. Mindmapping techniques are used for all sorts of purposes, think of it as visual...

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How do you remember things?

How do you remember things? Ready for a little memory test? Before reading any further, focus on the words at the top for one minute, then read the article. When have finished reading this article, write down as many of the words as you can remember and return to the...

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Communication is hearing what isn’t heard

Peter Drucker once said that, “The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.”

Furthermore, one of the pre-suppositions of NLP states that ‘you cannot, not communicate – everything you say and most of what you do will communicate something, so the idea of radio silence, can have the effect of turning the sound right up.

People often, mistakingly, imagine, that by doing nothing, they can avoid personal responsibility in communication, but, I am sorry to say, this just isn’t true, non-action is not an option, as it will be interpreted in some way by the listener(s).

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Knowledge Management

Knowledge management (KM) is the process of capturing, developing, sharing, and effectively using organizational knowledge. It refers to a multi-disciplined approach to achieving organisational objectives by making the best use of knowledge. (Source...

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