Author: Lisa

High-performing people know that continued learning is essential--and employ unique approaches to get the maximum benefit from mastering a new concept or skill. Here are a few ways that successful people learn new things: Learn how you learn Maybe you are like Warren Buffett, who starts his morning by reading six newspapers. Perhaps you are a hands-on learner, or would rather listen to a podcast while working out. The important thing is to find out how you learn best, then start putting forth the effort. Consume challenging material Choose materials that introduce new concepts and challenge your old ideas. Make sure to have a pen and paper nearby--a study found that handwriting notes can give you a stronger grasp of the concepts than if you tapped away on a laptop. Go back to class Successful people enlist help from subject-matter experts to expand their knowledge. To maximize your own learning potential, sign up for a conference, take an online course, or finally pursue that advanced degree. Get uncomfortable If you want to strengthen your brain's connections, you need to challenge yourself with novel tasks. It may feel strange or even frustrating at times, but doing so can result in rich learning experiences. If you want to be more successful, embrace disciplines and topics that are outside the norm for you--and persevere even when mastery is a struggle....

Losing a great employee is a terrible thing. There's the expense of finding, onboarding, and training a replacement. There's the uncertainty of how a new employee will work out. There’s the hardship on the rest of your staff until the position can be filled. Sometimes there's a solid reason—the person was a bad fit for the team or moved away for personal reasons, or was offered an opportunity too great to pass up. In those cases, even if it's a difficult transition, it feels fundamentally right. But what about the rest? Keeping your best employees starts with understanding why people leave. Here are seven of the top reasons: Stagnation Overwork Vague visions Profits over people Lack of recognition Lack of trust Excessive hierarchy ...

If you follow this very simple technique, you will become a genius. Period. I'm not messing around. This is the real deal. I don't care how old you are. If you are five years old, this will work. If you are ninety years old, it will also work. Your current intelligence level also doesn't matter. If you are crazy, stupid it will work. If you are already very smart, it will work just as well. Have as many new experiences as is humanly possible. That's the one and only rule. That's it. You are done. Your brain is the most wonderful creation in the universe. Our human brain is something exceptional and bizarre. Our frontal cortex is so unbelievably large in comparison to any other animal that it makes me wonder why many religions talk about the creation of men in the image of God. Our bodies, on the other hand, are mediocre at best. They are amazing machines; don't get me wrong. But many other animals possess even more impressive body characteristics than we do. When you have new experiences, your brain is in overdrive. It creates new electrical connections and becomes even more complex and amazing than it already was. Just make sure you remember what learning is while you are doing it. Learning is experiencing new experiences. In short, learning = download + process. Examples of "download" are reading, hearing someone else speak, viewing a new scene, watching a movie, tasting a new taste, smelling a new smell, and reading this answer right now. Examples of "process" are thinking about what happened today, sleeping, discussing your life with other people, talking to yourself, pausing for a moment while reading this article, and hearing your inner voice discuss your opinions....

Leveraging technology and setting guidelines for communication is part of the recipe for a successful working relationship with remote workers.   How do you manage team members that work remotely and you can't see every day? Traditionally organizations have managers that walk around can check on work, reach out and discuss matters which you can't do with flexible workers or remote workers. Leveraging techbology is one way that you can manage remote workers. It is also very important to set very clear guidelines and expectations; such as having set times that your remote workers can be reached. When you focus on the deliverables from your remote workers the need to "see" them isn't really needed any longer as long as those deliverables are of the same high quality that you would receive if they were working in the same office as you. One thing that successful organizations do is they still meet with their remote workers once or twice a year so that there is still some physical interaction and that piece doesn't completely go away. Using internal social networks, video conferencing, task management programs, setting specific guidelines and expectations with your remote workers is a must for successfully managing a remote or virtual team. When you leverage technology and set those guidelines and communicate, you have the recipe for a successful working relationship with your remote workers....