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Monkey see, monkey do?

Monkey see ≠ monkey do when it comes to developing new skills Have you ever watch someone performing in a role that you aspire to and thought ‘I can do that’?! How about a TED talk or Youtube video? A new study has found that simply watching (without actually) practising…

What does it take to realise the value o...

An interesting article published in slashdot, related to the “State of Agile”.   Agile methodology represents a big shift in not only the way people work but how they think. Technical training alone is typically not sufficient to make the desired changes. Working across a range of planned business changes,…

Building leadership capability in a vola...

Leaders at all levels are feeling the pressure associated with uncertainty, ambiguity and for many, the constant threat of industry disruption.  They want to be resilient and high performing but worry that blind spots and biases will impact their performance when they are working in situations where there is so…

Want to join Learning Quest as a Virtual...

Learning Quest is growing and we’re looking for a new Virtual Assistant. Do you love admin? Can you bring order to chaos? Do you want to work for a company that will value you and your contribution? –  We live our values and practice what we teach! Learning Quest is…

WILL BLOCKCHAIN & AI CHANGE THE WAY...

Blockchain and AI will undoubtable shift the way business is done in the financial sector. But what does that mean for people working in the industry? Similar to other disruptive technologies, AI and blockchain are likely to impact all aspects of work, at first slowly and then very quickly! NOW…

How to be innovative: Break the rules by...

Scientific thinking is an antidote to ‘more of the same’. A disciplined approach to innovation is core to the thinking of one of the most innovative leaders of our time – Elon Musk – according to Neil Strauss’s recent piece in Rolling Stone. Strauss highlights, among other things, that: Musk’s…

How can non-technical leaders contribute...

Whether you consider yourself or your business vulnerable to cyber security or not, no business leader wants to face the consequences of a breach. Some of the recent high profile cyber attacks have been shown to rely on social engineering as much as they have on technology.  For example, a…

Shifting ‘Normal’

Interesting article about how ‘what is normal’ changes. The article is political and is shaped around how a very powerful leader’s behaviour is re-setting the boundaries for ‘normal and expected’.  Essentially, by displaying a set of behaviours frequently, confidently and very publicly, this leader is shifting what is considered normal….

Do you worry about making people defensi...

If you worry that giving feedback will cause defensiveness in the recipient, you are like many other people leaders. In fact, this worry is common and sometimes results in avoidance or procrastination, often to the detriment of the person and the business. Read on for BrainWise tips for optimising acceptance…