Ditching dichotomous thinking: blending old & new

Dichotomous thinking gets us into trouble. old / new love / hate either / or yes / no black / white right / wrong Forcing our brain to think along these dichotomous lines causes us to loose opportunities, get boxed into a corner and what’s more makes creativity and innovation tank. How about viewing the […]

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Where’s your rudder? Inspiration for training & development specialists

Regardless of whether you’re a landlocked lubber or a water born baby chances are you know where a boat rudder is.  On the bottom of the boat.  Right? Not necessarily. For a land crisscrossed with water (in fact 1/4 of it is below sea level), Holland knows a thing or two when it comes to […]

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Musty learning made new, Amsterdam style

I remember whiling away long, hot summer days as a child curled up in a corner of my local library.  Feet tucked under me, I’d fold myself into a corner, head buried in a story.  The musty smell of  books and the dull, gray walls would be replaced by whatever adventure my mind had taken […]

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Amsterdam driving lessons include what to do if you find yourself underwater

Ever found yourself underwater in your car?  No?  Me neither. However as all good training and development specialists know, learning is deeply dependent upon context.  And so it is with learning to drive in Amsterdam. Recently I found myself around and about in Amsterdam, meeting with a wonderful colleague Professor Gerd Junne. Check out his […]

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