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Great Minds Think Alike

By Nick Leffler | December 21, 2015 |
Great Minds Think Alike

Everybody’s heard this phrase right? I know I hear it on almost a daily basis. Every time I hear this statement I can’t help but thing how great minds absolutely do not think alike. Everybody is different, including in their thoughts. There are so many subtleties in the way we think and exactly what our beliefs are,…

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Training Culture vs Learning Culture – A Mind Shift

By Nick Leffler | December 8, 2015 |
Training Culture vs Learning Culture

There are some common terminology issues in training and staff development departments in many organizations. Some of these terminology issues give birth to larger problems and ways of thinking about training and the goals in organizations. I’m always thinking about the difference between training and learning and the importance it has to how we do our…

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3 Tips For Learning Online

By Nick Leffler | November 25, 2015 |
3 Tips For Learning Online

A few weeks ago I was contacted to give some tips for learning online. I was fortunate enough to have three of those tips included in the article titled 101 e-Learning Tips from the Experts. My tips were included in the section Study Tips for e-Learners, Tips for Online Student Engagement, and General Tips for…

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The (1) Thing(s) Successful People Do First Thing In The Morning

By Nick Leffler | November 11, 2015 |
Things Successful People Do First Thing In The Morning

Every other day if you look around social media and follow any professionals, you’re going to see an article about XX things successful people do (first thing) in the morning. They usually consist of overly broad activities that don’t tell you much about the person or how they became successful. People who are successful got…

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Join Me And Keep Ideas From Fading Away

By Nick Leffler | October 31, 2015 |
Join Me And Keep Ideas From Fading Away

I’m sitting here on Halloween having just finished carving the pumpkins with my daughter and wife. It has become a tradition to get all the seeds, clean them up, and roast them into a delicious Halloween treat. I’m smelling them roast in the oven right now smothered in olive oil, salt, and as my wife…

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Going To Work After Vacation – My Slow Path Back

By Nick Leffler | October 16, 2015 |
Going To Work After Vacation - My Slow Path Back

My last post was almost a month and a half ago, which makes it obvious to me that once you take a break, it’s hard to get back in the groove. Unplugging isn’t easy, but going to work after vacation is less easy. I stopped a bit early for a vacation I went on from…

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What Sharing Ideas At Work Does For Us

By Nick Leffler | September 7, 2015 |
What are the benefits of sharing ideas at work?

There are many benefits from sharing ideas at work. I thought it would be good to write this because I occasionally hear people talk about sharing creates stolen ideas and in return fighting over those stolen ideas. There are other thoughts on why sharing ideas at work shouldn’t be done but my focus on why…

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Employees Avoiding Corporate Barriers

By Nick Leffler | August 25, 2015 | Comments Off on Employees Avoiding Corporate Barriers
Employees Avoiding Corporate Barriers

This is a story that is close to me because I see employees avoiding corporate barriers every day. I’ve seen what command and control leads to and it’s not good for anybody, organization or employee. When an organization gets worried about lawsuits and starts to shut computer systems down to prevent leaks and errors, people don’t…

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Increasing Social Awareness in Higher Education

By Nick Leffler | August 11, 2015 | Comments Off on Increasing Social Awareness in Higher Education
Increasing Social Awareness in Higher Education

About two months ago I wrote about increasing social awareness in higher education, specifically the MSIDT program that I graduated from. Developing the social awareness of the program has gone well, although nothing like I had planned. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing because plans can’t take into account all the variable but just doing it can…

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Unplug

By Nick Leffler | July 27, 2015 |
How do you unplug?

Every day I seem to hear about unplugging and getting away from work. There’s a pretty undeniable link between unplugging and the topic of work-life balance. There’s a little more to it than that though. The question I think about often is if it’s necessary to fully unplug or if we can simply manage the struggle. Pulling a…

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