The Joy of Emotions – Be a Listener, Not a Fixer

I’ve happily been pursuing and trying to maintain happiness for much of my life. I’m definitely a glass-half-full kind of person. While I consider myself a good listener, I have to admit that in the past I didn’t necessarily listen to the grumblings of others when they were unhappy. I self-acknowledged that they were unhappy, but I never really listened to the reason why they were unhappy. Instead, I put blinders on and just wanted to fix the situation so they could be happy again.

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The Wisdom of Aristotle, ‘80s Style

Before the early 1980s, complex storytelling in animation was restricted to films, while television was dominated by kid-friendly fare. On TV, animated programs told a story in 25 minutes or less, and each episode was designed to be independent so it didn’t matter in what order episodes were shown. We had masterpieces like Scooby Doo, Where Are You!, but Scooby and the gang never progressed beyond phrases like “Jinkies!” and “You want a Scooby Snack?”

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Make Learning a Process, Not an Event, Through Proper Transfer

I think it’s safe to say that at one time or another, all of us have probably been in a situation where we’ve created a really “great” training program, and the training just doesn’t stick. We end up asking ourselves, “What could I have done differently to ensure my learners effectively applied their new skills and knowledge on their jobs?”

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L2P!

I’ve been a fan of video games as far back as I can remember. I’ve spent countless hours — probably more than I should admit — in front of the TV or computer screen on adventures. While this is one of my favorite pastimes, I’ve often wondered if playing video games is helpful in the professional world. I’ve looked into this and have found that most people agree: Gamers are valuable assets IRL (In Real Life)!

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