The Not So Simple Art of Communications

why not try this out Communication is an art form that requires diligence and patience to get right.  How we approach differing opinions can quickly set the stage for positive (or negative) interactions.  Once each person has taken up camp, it is difficult to find a common ground.  In business, and our personal relationships as...

Context & Details for Understanding

her latest blog  Understanding is a part of learning, but conversely, learning is a part of understanding. Context and detail are critical in bringing your classroom participants along the learning journey.  Seek to understand their context, and provide the detail for them to understand yours. This morning my son and I admired a...

The Five Stages of Training

what wires do i need to hook up subs As a Six Sigma Black Belt, leader of an organization, or as Training Manager, the question of training effectiveness eventually becomes a topic.  As an internal auditor, I have too often seen "training" as the only (and repeated) solution to a quality spill.  In order to address the efficient and...

Upon this first, and in one sense this sole, rule of reason, that in order to learn you must desire to learn, and in so desiring not be satisfied with what you already incline to think, there follows one corollary which itself deserves to be inscribed upon every wall of the city of philosophy: Do not block the way of inquiry.

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To reach a port, we must sail - Sail, not tie at anchor - Sail, not drift. - Franklin Roosevelt

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Parables are word pictures not of visible things, but rather of things of the mind and the spirit.That which cannot be seen with the eyes of the body, a parable will reveal to the eyes of the mind, informing the subtlety of the intellect by means of things perceivable by the senses, and as it were tangible. ~ Cyril of Alexandria

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When Carrying Baggage Impacts Change

blog There are times when I think General George S. Patton had an easier time moving his Third Army across Europe than I do getting my kids into the minivan for a trip. The kids are masters at prolonging the process: I start with a friendly announcement that we will be...

The Journey to Certification

site de rencontres bresilien Last week marked a milestone that has long been on my bucket list.  As a problem solver, I have wanted the Six Sigma Black Belt certification, but the opportunity had not presented itself when I was working in industry or researching in academia.  I'd like to share with you my...