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Climate Change: What it is, Why it Matters, What You Can Do

Climate Change is the shift in global or regional climate patterns, occurring from the mid-to-late 20th Century onward, attributed largely to increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels. “Greenhouse gases” trap heat and make the planet warmer and, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “Human activities are responsible […]

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Biotechnology: What it is, Why it Matters, What You Can Do

Biotechnology is one of five important disruptors affecting everyone and everything on the planet, interacting with each other in complex ways, for better and for worse. In a nutshell, biotechnology is the manipulation of living organisms or their components to produce useful, usually commercial products. Biotech is often described interchangeably with terms that are, in […]

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Artificial Intelligence (AI): What it is, Why it Matters, What You Can Do

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the five most important disruptors affecting everyone and everything on the planet, interacting with each other in complex ways, for better and for worse. What is It? AI is the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, especially computer systems, and its operational use is multiplying across all industries […]

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Algorithms: What They Are, Why They Matter, What You Can Do

Algorithms are one of the five most important disruptors affecting everyone and everything on the planet, interacting with each other in complex ways, for better and for worse. What Are They? Algorithms are processes or sets of rules followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations, especially by computers. Algorithms gather data about everyone and everything, […]

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How “5 Big Disruptors” Interrelate

I’m a Nashville-based writer, talent strategist, and certified executive coach. On this website, I share insights and actionable practices concerning mindfulness, learning agility, and storytelling: lifelong strengths that will help you love your career and enhance your quality of life. Most of us are facing similar pain points: nonstop change, accelerating economic and technological disruption, […]

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Learning Agility: What it is, Why it Matters

Learning agility, a core career and life skill, is the practice of regularly seeking new experiences, applying feedback, and reflecting on lessons learned, to keep growing professionally and personally. “Learning How to Learn” Learning agility, in a  nutshell, “learning how to learn.” George Hallenbeck of the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) defines four key components […]