June 2021

Unstructured Learning: How to Learn Hard Skills That Pay off Forever

Successful unstructured learners are in the business of exploring, searching, discovering and experimenting – Thomas Oppong Everything we learn at school is structured — teachers and professors tell us what to think, and then when the time is right, they ask us to prove that we understand what they’ve been saying all along. Everything is predefined. Throughout the process, which… Read More »Unstructured Learning: How to Learn Hard Skills That Pay off Forever

How to Give Negative Feedback Well

4 psychological principles Nick Wignall Giving negative feedback is a challenge in many areas of life: Maybe you’re a manager and have to give one of your direct reports some tough feedback about their recent performance on a project. Or maybe you want to give your spouse some constructive criticism about your sex life but you’ve been procrastinating on it… Read More »How to Give Negative Feedback Well

7 Habits of Good Bosses

Being a good boss isn’t easy. Here are seven habits that will make you liked and respected by your employees. By Jayson DeMers, Founder and CEO, AudienceBloom@jaysondemers   Getty Images   Being a good boss isn’t easy. On top of your own workload, you’re responsible for motivating, directing, and rewarding a subset of employees who all have unique approaches, unique… Read More »7 Habits of Good Bosses

Lessons on Lifelong Learning From Einstein And Feynman (How to Acquire Skills For Life)

Thomas Oppong Skills, knowledge and experience can become obsolete over time. What you know and value today may not be relevant in the next decade. The most successful people are learners for life. It’s not as formal as it sounds. Lifelong learning means maintaining your curiosity and aiming to be smarter today than you were yesterday. It’s a mindset that… Read More »Lessons on Lifelong Learning From Einstein And Feynman (How to Acquire Skills For Life)

Gender stereotypes: Primary schools urged to tackle issue

Katherine Smith: BBC Education reporter Calling girls “sweetie” or boys “mate” in primary school perpetuates gender stereotypes, campaigners say. In a letter to the education secretary in England, various groups are calling on the government to address the language and ideas used in schools. Stereotypes limit children’s aspirations and create inequalities that help fuel gender-based violence, they say. The government… Read More »Gender stereotypes: Primary schools urged to tackle issue

Novelty Changes How We Perceive Time

The neuroscientist Dr. David Eagleman, who’s focused much of his research on time perception, discovered something fascinating about novel experiences: they make time pass by more slowly. In effect, this can make your life feel longer. Think, for instance, about summers when you were a kid versus summers now. “The only time you really write down memories is when something… Read More »Novelty Changes How We Perceive Time

Let me finish: how to stop interrupting… and change the world

Extracted from The Promise That Changes Everything: I Won’t Interrupt You by Nancy Kline I won’t interrupt you. I promise. I won’t interrupt your words – or your thoughts. Imagine it. Imagine the relief, the possibilities, the dignity. You now have ground that is yours. Unassailably. This is for you. Time to think. To feel. To figure out what you really want… Read More »Let me finish: how to stop interrupting… and change the world

Risky Behaviour

The riskiest place you can be is trying to do the same things in the same way as you’ve always done them. Few things are as foolish as hoping old behaviours will somehow present new results. We can all accept that risk without proper consideration can be foolish to take on, but leaving the status quo unchallenged is as good… Read More »Risky Behaviour