[caption id="attachment_4478" align="alignleft" width="347"] Leadership and Learning Trends[/caption] I returned from ASTD 2013 last week full of energy about the future of learning and leadership development, about advances in learning technologies, and about the integration of neuroscience into the process of learning new skills and becoming...

[caption id="attachment_4480" align="alignleft" width="283"] One linchpin habit can drive many others[/caption] Every spring I clean out closets, clear out the garden shed, empty the pantry and generally tidy up spaces in and around the house and office.  This ritual of spring cleaning clears away cobwebs, gets...

  [caption id="attachment_4482" align="alignleft" width="300"] Young Leaders at Girl Scouts Gold Awards[/caption] The following post is a speech that Laura delivered to a Girls Scout Awards Dinner for girls earning their Gold, Silver and Bronze awards. Laura is a Girl Scout, and volunteers to help prepare future...

  [caption id="attachment_4484" align="alignleft" width="270"] More effort isn't always the answer[/caption] When the going gets tough, we often hear leaders encourage their staff, their colleagues, their teammates to "try harder".  This is a waste of time. Trying Harder at the things you are already doing does not increase...

  [caption id="attachment_4486" align="alignleft" width="300"] Trust is Key to Great Relationships[/caption] I've often heard that in business it's not what you know, but who you know.  I think to be more precise, it's not even who you know, but rather how the people who know you feel...