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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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10 tips for sharing feedback that will improve your life and career

Feedback! How do you feel when you hear that word? Are you nervous, do you dread it or perhaps, you’re curious to learn more.

In my experience, feedback is not a word many connect with positivity but it doesn’t have to be that way. Feedback shared in the right way can be one of the most powerful tools for growth we can offer each other.

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5 things you can do to build trust and stronger relationships with your team

I’ve spent a lot of my career working with lots of different teams trying to solve lots of different complex problems.

To deliver on their goals and perform to a high level, it’s essential to work in a culture of trust and one that looks to support each other no matter the situation. I’ve mostly found it’s the little things and little moments that count in building an environment for continued success.

Here’s some advice/ideas/thoughts on how you can achieve this.

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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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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.