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There are two kinds of bloggers in this world…

I gave myself a nearly-impossible assignment this morning and I think it’s time to tell the teacher I need to go to the nurse’s office because I have a headache. I have been trying for a good chunk of the

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Of Bogeys and Lobster Rolls

I’m on vacation this week, visiting my family in Maine. As always, I’m finding lessons about learning and performance improvement all around me. For instance, yesterday I played golf for the first time in a couple of years. Injuries and

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What Happened?

This past weekend I watched golf. In fact, I watched a lot of golf because The Open Championship (played in Britain) concluded this weekend and ESPN was showing golf from as early as 4 am until late afternoon. I was

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Graduate of The School of Hard Knocks

Ask how many of your friends and acquaintances attend The School of Hard Knocks and you’ll find that it’s a very, very big school. Like bigger than Division 1 big-time football school big. Thousands – maybe millions – of students.

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Ten Training Mistakes to Avoid

Most employees dislike being trained, or at best they’re neutral about it. At the same time, most people really do enjoy learning. So what’s going on when people who, on the whole enjoy learning, despise the idea of being trained

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Joyful Flash Mob

I do love a good flash mob, and this one features some of my favorite music of all time.   httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBaHPND2QJg&

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Telling Stories

“Mommy, why are those older men marching in green clothes?” If you haven’t overheard a question like from a young child that at a Fourth of July or Memorial Day parade, I’m sure you can imagine it. I’m just as

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The Best Way to Learn is to Teach

So much of what’s coming out of current research on learning seems like common sense. But then, I think there’s usually a good reason why most of common sense makes sense. The latest piece of common sense to be proved

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It’s Friday. How about a roller coaster ride?

I’ve never been there, but Coney Island is an iconic American amusement park. And this weekend, the Cyclone – Coney Island’s signature roller coaster – turns 85. What do you say we take a ride on the grand old ride.

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It’s geeky music time!

How about some “Sweet Home Alabama” performed on a pair of 7-foot tall Tesla coils?   httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbLshnfu0wY  

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