For the individual lifelong learner, one of the greatest opportunities of our age is the sheer volume of content we now have access to through the Internet. If we want to expand our knowledge on any topic, simply pulling out our smart phones and doing a quick Google search will lead us to a wealth […]
What is unlearning and what does it require?
I’ve defined learning before as “…the lifelong process of transforming information and experience into knowledge, skills, behaviors, and attitudes.” I stick by this definition, but I’ve also come to realize that it may represent learning as too much about adding. In reality, learning – if it is truly going to lead to positive change and […]
Are you truly available to learn?
It’s easy, particularly for those of us who identify as lifelong learners, to assume that we will gravitate toward learning, that we will welcome learning opportunities as they come our way. But we should question that assumption.
6 Disciplines of the True Learning Mindset
In recent months I have been working hard on developing a keynote speech focused on what I see as six disciplines of a true learning mindset. So, I thought I would briefly share those disciplines here, pose some related reflection questions, and also suggest a book or two to go with each. I’ll preface these […]
10 Bias Patterns That Impact Your Life and Learning
I’ve written about bias on a number of occasions – here , for example, and here – and I continue to believe it is one of the most significant barriers to learning that human beings face. By bias, I mean “a particular tendency or inclination, esp. one that prevents impartial consideration of a question.” [Free Dictionary]. Bias […]
5 Key Focus Areas for Enhancing Life and Learning
I have found the following to emerge again and again as areas of life and learning that need continual attention and reinforcement for the dedicated lifelong learner. They are areas I continually work on myself. To be clear, these are indirect strategies – they don’t have to do with the content of your learning or with […]