Five Ways To See Anew & Find Another Perspective

  Last week I made the case for Why You Need To See Anew & Find Another Perspective.   Because even though you know that today’s problems won’t get resolved by the same approaches you’ve taken in the past … And even though you know the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and […]

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The danger of a single story

  As a young Nigerian student who had travelled to the US to study, Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Adichie came face to face with something we all encounter many times throughout our lives – a single story. Let me explain.   Chimamanda arrived to the US and met her new roommate, a roommate who was shocked […]

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Does a fish see the water it swims in? Identifying the assumptions you’re swimming in

  We’ve all done it – unwittingly made a big, fat assumption that we only realize much later clouds our thinking & our way forward.   See if you can determine what assumptions these parents are making as they try to free their kid, who’s managed to get his head stuck in their fence. Fast […]

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Dementia Quiz – test yourself with these 4 funny questions

Here are 4 questions to test for dementia (with tongue planted firmly in cheek).  (Answers appear below.) 1. You are a participant in a race.  You overtake the second person.  What position are you in?  2.    If you overtake the last person, then you are in what place?  3.    Very tricky arithmetic!  Note: this must […]

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Think outside the box. Where are your boundaries?

This image, from Mike Rilstone’s facebook page, is a great, visual reminder of the unwitting chains that can bind our thinking.  Of the assumptions we can unknowingly make.  Of perspectives that can blind instead of illuminate. What assumptions are you making that are muddying the waters, preventing a clearer picture? What boundaries are binding your […]

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Out of the mouths of babes … come an entirely different perspective

We have chains around our brains. These chains limit our thinking. They box us in, hold us down, reign us in. The chains often come in the form of assumptions. Assumptions we make without even knowing it. Assumptions kill creativity. Assumptions keeps us in our own dogged perspective, our own worldview. How to bust out? […]

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Training & development learning well March blog post round up

Sit up, take notice & look back before looking forward to next month.  If you didn’t catch all the posts this month simply usher yourself down to the well & click as you wish. Learn well in the training & development learning well. Dive deep into the learning well or take a small sip. Shower […]

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Assumptions – an example for how to id & avoid them

Assumptions.  We all make them.  All the time. What’s worse is we’re usually unaware that we’re making them.  Assumptions that is. They’re devilishly difficult to identify.  They play with our heads and how we see what’s in front of our face and fortune. A great example of id’ing & avoiding assumptions is Melodie Biringer of […]

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How far away is the moon? It’s not what you think

Many things skew our perspective, how we see the world and how we teach. our culture assumptions that we make (and don’t question) marketing (if you don’t have product X you’ll be unhappy, fat, poor and unpopular) images that we’re used to seeing (and don’t question) Take the moon for example. How far is the […]

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How about a bedtime story a million miles away?

Rising up and gracefully meeting the challenges that today’s ever increasingly fast paced world presents can’t be done with the thinking of yesteryear. Changing perspective means breaking out of the bonds that tie our brains down. Encumbered with false assumptions (we’ve gotta do it this way, any other way won’t work, we tried before, it […]

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