Posts Tagged Redwood Performance Group

Keep your goals to yourself

It’s that time of year again—when we declare this year’s resolutions to all our friends and colleagues. But how many of our goals are then abandoned? There’s always been a large gap between intent and action. Thinking about this made me remember reading about research by NYU’s Peter Gollwitzer that found that announcing your goals […]

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Do you know this person?

A colleague recently asked me to go to a site called thispersondoesnotexist.com. I clicked on the link, and what came up was a photograph of a person—refreshing the link brought up more people. So why was this special? Who were these people? The answers: exceptional and no one. These people do not exist in real life. […]

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Remember to breathe

We all have moments when we feel overwhelmed, which results in anxiety and sometimes outright panic. There’s a simple solution that can get fast results—RESONANT BREATHING. It works, and it’s so simple: “Take five breaths per minute, and keep it going as long as needed. This means each inhale will last six seconds, and each […]

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Build a learning organization

Christopher Pappas has put together a nicely done article on how to build a learning organization to improve workplace performance. We recommend reading the full ARTICLE to find out more about these seven steps. Create a solid and supportive L&D infrastructure Identify in-house experts Transform team leaders into online training advocates Develop measurable performance criteria Offer ongoing […]

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Machine learning—also for the bats

Neuroecologist, Yossi Yovel and his team modified a machine learning algorithm, so they could analyze how Egyptian fruit bats communicate. The result? Bats speak to each other as individuals—and actually communicate specific problems. This is breakthrough research in our understanding of how animals communicate. From Jason Daley’s Smithsonian article: “They were able to classify 60 […]

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Use an interactive conversation coach to help with skeptics

Getting people to listen when they have made up their minds is difficult. But what if someone has based their decision on false and faulty information and the emotional takes over rather than the rational? Health information website, Verywell launched an interactive experience called Healthy Conversations “that uses the format of a choose-your-own-adventure text message […]

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Six killer examples of gamification in learning

Compliance training tends to be a serious matter—and it is. But that doesn’t mean you can’t add some fun, including gamification. Wikipedia’s definition: “Gamification is the application of game-design elements and game principles in non-game contexts. It can also be defined as a set of activities and processes to solve problems by using or applying the […]

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Online learning is going to high school

The Ontario provincial government just announced they want high school students to take online courses for four out of 30 high school credits in order to graduate. Joanne Laucius, writing in the Ottawa Citizen, says this means that “Ontario high school students will have more compulsory e-learning than any other jurisdiction in the world.” The […]

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Five essential qualities for effective teams

Teams can make or break an organization. Zack Friedman (author of The Lemonade Life) wrote an article for Forbes about something called Project Aristotle. This was where Google wanted to determine “What makes a team effective at Google?” Their analysis showed It doesn’t matter who is on the team; what matters is that the team […]

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