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5 Key Focus Areas for Enhancing Life and Learning

I have found the following to emerge again and again as areas of life and learning that need continual attention and reinforcement for the dedicated lifelong learner. They are areas I continually work

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5 Practices to Prime Accelerated Learning

If you are reading this blog post, there is a good chance you are someone who likes to learn. Probably even someone who is hungry to learn and would like to learn more than you ever seem to be able to

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15 Ways of the Successful Self-Directed Learner

The “why” of self-directed learning is survival—your own survival as an individual, and also the survival of the human race.  Clearly, we are not talking here about something that would be nice

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What’s It Take to Be an Effective Free Range Learner?

Are you a free range learner? If you are reading this post, then chances are pretty high that you are. You probably like to read. You are probably constantly consuming content from a variety of devices

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How will you teach yourself to fly?

I wrote this a while back on December 17, the anniversary of the Wright Brother’s first flight. I have a particular affection for that event for a number of reasons. It took place at Kitty Hawk,

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How to Become a Reflection Ninja: After Action Reviews

Back in the heyday of buzz about “the learning organization” as a concept, David Garvin wrote about the Army’s practice of After Action Reviews (AARs).  The practice is deceptively simple,

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5 Key Benefits of Lifelong Learning

 If you are like me, you probably take it for granted that consciously engaging in lifelong learning is worth it, well, just because. You are intrinsically motivated to learn and therefore don’t

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The Learning Walk: A Primer

A few years ago I unwittingly found myself engaged in one of the best habits of my life: the learning walk. It was born out of pure practicality. Initially, I needed exercise, and I also needed to occupy

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