Learning Agility

There are three core skills we can develop and use to respond and thrive in the face of the six biggest disruptors impacting our world, and these skills interrelate, inform, and strengthen one another.   How? Let's start with a reminder of what these three skills are:    Mindfulness The...

Learning Agility, a core career and life skill, is a set of integrated behaviors that involve a person deliberately seeking new and challenging experiences, receiving and applying feedback along the way, and regularly reflecting on what they're learning.   This practice is, in a nutshell, "learning how...

Here's some quick, working definitions of three core career and life skills we can develop and use to respond and thrive in the face of the six biggest disruptors impacting our world: AI, Big Data Algorithms, and Biotechnology, and make wise, courageous choices in the...

We don’t need “more information” in our quest for career happiness and career sustainability. There’s more than enough already. Instead we need more clarity, which comes from learning the most valuable knowledge while building the most relevant lifelong skills: MINDFULNESS, LEARNING AGILITY, and STORYTELLING. These are...

In advance of Women's Equality Day on August 26, I'd like to offer three action steps that men can take to become stronger allies to female colleagues in the workplace. The first is to sponsor a women of color at your company or organization. You can...

To learn is to live! I devote most of my personal and professional learning energy into books and podcasts, but I also have some favorite online resources. These sorts of curated lists evolve over time, but as of September 2019 these are my favorites: Mindfulness, Learning...

A collective lack of empathy and critical thinking is tearing our country at the seams. We can and must do better. Empathy and critical thinking reinforce and strengthen one another. The lack of either undermines the other as well. Empathy is the ability to recognize the emotions...

A more inclusive workforce and society will be infused with the best critical thinking we can muster. In the 1991 movie Defending Your Life, advertising executive Daniel Miller (played by Albert Brooks) dies tragically and arrives in the "afterlife," where he must face trial and defend...

The media's bias against powerful women, whether they're politicians or business leaders, is so entrenched that the average person is anesthetized to it and won't easily spot it in action. The fight for women's equality would be easier if the patriarchy was simply confined to ostensible...

Men? Have you given much thought to what "patriarchy" truly means? Do you realize how much it's benefited us while hindering so many women's quality of life? My first job out of college was at Walt Disney World. I remember a meeting during which a white...