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Archive for August 2017

Podcast: Bruce Tulgan, Rainmaker Thinking

We recently caught up and talked about Bruce’s research into this important development in the workplace and how learning professionals may be able to reverse the increasing loss of professional skills at work. In Bruce’s book, you’ll learn more about what skills employers are missing and how we can re-train new and future employees in the basics we used to learn at home.

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Past Event: Join me in San Diego with ATD! (Sept 21-22, 2017)

I’m so excited to be coming back to the ATD San Diego chapter.­­­­­ After a successful Brain-Based Learning workshop last year, I’m back to share my passion for learning with my friends and colleagues in the San Diego/Orange County chapters. Brain Science of Decision-Making for Consultants. As learning professionals, we’re also playing the role of consultant for our internal or external clients.

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The Google Effect

I recently heard a term that was new to me, “The Google Effect.” So of course, what did I do? I googled it. It turns out that there’s been quite a lot of research into the effects of online search on our brains and our apparent decline in the ability to remember things.

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What Does Marshall Goldsmith Think About Brain Matters?

If you look at Brain Matters: How to help anyone learn anything using neuroscience on Amazon, you’ll soon see a new design on the back cover, thanks to a truly wonderful endorsement from my colleague and friend, #1 Coach, Marshall Goldsmith. Dr. Goldsmith served as our keynote speaker at our Brain Matters online conference in 2015 and he’s one of our most popular guests on our top-rated podcast. Here are his comments on the book:

Marshall Goldsmith

“I found this book easy to read and full of practical ideas for helping people change behavior and learn new things. Margie Meacham keeps things simple, but never forgets the science behind her work. I recommend this book to every coach, teacher, trainer or leader who cares about helping others succeed as life-long learners.” – Marshall Goldsmith

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Four Questions to Ask About Neuroscience and Learning Right Now

While social media has given us a whole new way to consume information, it has also shortened our patience for lengthy, nuanced explanations and encouraged us to believe that all opinions are equally valid, so long as we see them on the Internet. In this climate, it can be hard to separate facts from clever marketing schemes or catchy phrases.

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