I’m grateful to a very smart Hong Kong lawyer for drawing my attention to the videos on YouTube of judgements in cases brought before the UK Supreme Court. You can see them here: https://www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt/videos As presentations, they don’t look good visually. They read from their notes, have minimal eye contact, don’t use body language or gestures. (Watch TED … Continue reading Judgements of the Supreme Court
The answer is not just 10, 20 or even 50 times better. It is ‘immeasurably better’. Watch the videos on this blog so see the effect: http://thetalentcode.com/2016/12/15/the-mental-trick-that-unlocks-improvement/ If this approach can be used to turn novice table tennis players into pros, and excruciatingly bad violin players into virtuosos, could the same approach be used in … Continue reading How much better would you be if you practiced a skill every day for one or two years?
This may come as no surprise, but ‘Communication’ just came top of the list of soft skills in demand by employers, according to LinkedIn’s research. Source: Soft Skills Crucial To Landing Your Dream Job
This article The Right Time for Learning has some thought-provoking points. I particularly like the question: ‘What would your learning strategy look like if you built it around teachable moments instead?’ By the way, if you are thinking that you do not have time for this blue-sky thinking because you are too busy setting up your next … Continue reading The Right Time for Learning
Once again, Seth Godin makes good sense. It is a particular issue in professional partnerships. There is talk of collegiality but that should not mean pussy-footing around people’s bad behaviours. It should mean making it clear that bad behaviours and collegiality are opposites. This is how Seth puts it: Here’s how you end up with … Continue reading Function (and the dysfunctional firm)