The four stages of learning

THE FOUR STAGES OF LEARNING   Have you ever thought of how we learn a skill, how we move from incompetent to competent? To illustrate the concept I will use the manner in which we learn to drive as an example. Stage 1 is when you are unconsciously incompetent In other words, you don’t know that you can’t drive. When […]

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When your dreams die

WHEN YOUR DREAMS DIE Would you like a recipe for staying young? From earliest times men have believed that their search for the fountain of youth would be rewarded. They have sought it much as a man goes in search of happiness, only to find that the secret of both youth and happiness lie in the same place, within themselves. […]

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Words are all I have

WORDS ARE ALL I HAVE We live in a world of words. We have a word for everything, some of these words and labels mean a great deal to us. Words such as “Love” “Happiness” “Success” ”Prosperity” “Joy” describe conditions most of us want. But there is one word which controls them all. Meaning, there is one word which describes […]

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A habit good leaders have

A HABIT GOOD LEADERS HAVE After his election as Mayor of New York City. Fiorello La Guardia was faced with the problem of job seekers. Many of those who had worked so hard for him to be elected expected to be appointed to municipal posts. La Guardia called them all together and explained that he owed them nothing. A cause, […]

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The phantom wall

THE PHANTOM WALL Have you ever stopped to think about how much more people could have, know and do if they would only try? When timidity, self-consciousness and memories of past failures all contrive to erect a phantom wall between us and the things we would like to have or do, we need courage to leap over it and achieve […]

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Points of the compass

POINTS OF THE COMPASS Many years ago, in a rural part of England, a printer decided to publish a paper in which he would write about events and items of interest concerning the people living there. He employed a young journalist to visit the local inhabitants and to get as much interesting copy as possible in order to sell his […]

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ten tips for speakers

TEN TIPS FOR SPEAKERS 1 Know your audience. Consider the demographics regarding age, culture, education and gender. 2 Decide what they need or want to know. Appeal to their interests, what will motivate, inspire or persuade them 3 State your main objective in today’s time stressed world people want to know what your core message is. Be brief and to […]

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Following the followers

                                                           FOLLOWING THE FOLLOWERS     Years ago in Cape Town, every morning a car from City Council would stop outside a jeweller shop in Greenmarket square, the driver would get out, look at something in the window, get back into the car and drive away. Eventually the owner of the shop stopped the driver to find out what he […]

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