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How adopting a beginner’s mindset enables lifelong growth

You may have heard the terminology of fixed vs growth mindset.

It’s insanely popular in the self-help and self-improvement culture. You’ll find the digital highway known as the online world, littered with everyone and their dog’s opinion on why it’s better to have a growth mindset rather than a fixed one.

I’m not here to give you another captain obvious statement. I mean, we all know that having a fixed mindset isn’t going to get us far in, well, anything really.

Instead, I want to focus on how one would achieve this approach of cultivating a growth mindset. And, it actually all starts with one simple thought – assume you know nothing.

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How we can make workplace learning more inclusive

The future of work is always such a hot topic across the world, and even more so as all of us look to the hopeful end of the current pandemic.

As we look at how we’ll adopt the lessons we’ve learnt from the last 18-ish months in designing a better model for work and life, I can’t help to reflect on what this means for the good old workplace learning team.

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How not to join a cult

Ok, this is all about exploring the pitfalls of toxic tribalism and the power of different points of view, being challenged and embracing the potential of changing our minds.

In this strange world we occupy (and this particular moment in time) we seem to be littered with tribal movements who want to tell us their way is the best way to X, Y and Z. Not only that, you must also shun any other way of living or philosophy on navigating the world too.

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The importance of knowing how to use digital and human workspaces to boost creativity

This is a little thought that I picked up from fellow creative Austin Kleon, author of Steal Like a Artist and Show Your Work.

In today’s world, our attention span is probably shorter than your average goldfish. Plus, we’re constantly distracted by notification after notification. So, we have to constantly fight for periods of focus and moments to embrace our creativity.

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Performance Engineering 101: Questions to ask in the discovery phase

Continuing my exploration of evolving workplace learning to performance engineering. I want to share some approaches you can take to create a performance engineer mindset.