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Hi Starr,

You ask a very interesting question about memorization and its value.  Is it learning?  


It is a part of learning. To me when we make it either/or choice, we are going down a somewhat futile path.  Some memorization helps w/ quick recall that can fuel performance in tight moments.  It's also been shown that repetition/memorizing has positive effects on the brain.


The problem arises when we think that any one learning mechanism is the only mechanism.  I have met some people who learn through exploration and remember through memorization.  


Conversely, memorization without understanding what it is your memorizing is laughable and I would claim of little value.


So perhaps we could all agree that people learn in different ways and memorizing/mnemonic devices are just as valuable when used in context -- not as the only pathway to knowledge.


Great question. You got my thoughts going ... and that too is a way of learning :)

Kate

11 months, 4 weeks ago on What comes first, learning or knowing?

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@AchimNowak   Thanks Achim.  Love your imagery "seize too tightly" we are limited.  It underscores that inflexible is not safe it is risky!  Stretch and find your range and you will always be more secure.  Sounds odd to many yet it is true.


Thanks for your comment here.  And yes, I love Dan Pink's work too!!

Kate

1 year ago on 12 Most Absurd Debates Between Extroverts and Introverts

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@DanOestreich   And there it is Dan as you say "The beauty of stunning differences and possibilities of synergy that make the world go round!"


Thanks you!

Kate

1 year ago on 12 Most Absurd Debates Between Extroverts and Introverts

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@BelindaSummers   So nicely said Belinda.  In truth we cannot separate from other people. We can choose to distance ourselves yet in the end we like the universe are connected.  Agility and adaptability is survival of the fittest.

I wrote another post you might like to read or share with your stream:

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<a href="http://katenasser.com/adaptability-genius-generosity-people-skills-teamwork/">Adaptability is Genius and Generosity</a>

Thank you for adding your voice to this discussion!

Kate Nasser

1 year ago on 12 Most Absurd Debates Between Extroverts and Introverts

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@atlumschemaYes .. binary feels good to many.  It can be valuable in learning moments and in stressful moments yet the value disappears when we try to LIVE always as if life is binary.  A label represents a choice not to change behavior.

 Thank you so much for weighing in on this discussion!

Kate Nasser

1 year ago on 12 Most Absurd Debates Between Extroverts and Introverts

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@singandsew I feel for you "singandsew" and also know that with your positive self-image and commitment to contributing and making a difference -- the sky's the limit for you.   


Thank you for sharing your personal story for that alone teaches everyone to consider the talents and greatness in **everyone!


Warmest regards,

Kate

1 year ago on 12 Most Absurd Debates Between Extroverts and Introverts

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@susansilver Yes ... bend, be flexible, adapt -- it doesn't mean you are giving up who you are!  When we take the introvert/extrovert issue out of the picture it's clear that people listen and consider other views all the time!  


So why create an absurd divide that just keeps everyone from the finish of collaboration!  Thank you Susan ... I am grateful for your contribution here.


Kate

1 year ago on 12 Most Absurd Debates Between Extroverts and Introverts

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@Arie Baan Hi Arie, I am so pleased that the post created the "big picture" -- theatre of the absurd.  That's exactly my point.  And I do hope many will use this in the workplace to create more successful interactions!

1 year ago on 12 Most Absurd Debates Between Extroverts and Introverts

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 @4thGear HI Randy, Many thanks for your comment.  The subtle differences have big impact and those who get it -- get success.

 

So pleased to know others see the incredible strength of it.

 

Regards and thanks again,

Kate

2 years ago on 12 Most Beneficial People-Skills to Hit the Bullseye When You Have No Power

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Hi Jeannie,

I share your view about hourly rate.  I faced this years ago and it did take some time for customers to adapt to it.  New customers sometimes struggle with it because it seems to have become a default or norm in the world.  

Having said that, my customers like the fact that with a "value" price they actually get a better price and more value.  i spend less time tracking my time and thus have more attention for the real work. 

 

Great post and I think it will help many explore this topic.

Kate Nasser, The People-Skills Coach™

2 years, 1 month ago on How Pricing is Part of the Customer Experience

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 Dear Mila,

Your post touches on a very hot topic.  As social media and technology have united to make everyone instant reporters, it has also heightened the need for old world etiquette.  Odd yes?

Just because we can take pictures doesn't mean we should take them without asking permission.  Years back (before social media) I was giving a keynote and the event was *not to videotape me.  During the talk, someone stood up with a video camera (they were large enough to see back then) and started to video me.  I stopped and very nicely asked him to turn it off.  

His answer spoke volumes:  "Oh don't worry, You are doing fine. Keep going."   I thought, Huh?  He really didn't get it. He believed he could walk through life doing whatever he wanted without any regard for the impact on others.

Every action we take in this world affects someone else.  Social media and technology have not changed that basic rule of humanity.  

Let's remember to ask before we take pics, attribute intellectual capital to the source, and use social media and technology for the good of all while showing respect for all.

Regards and thanks,

Kate Nasser, The People-Skills Coach™

2 years, 1 month ago on Warning: Social Media May Cause Aggression | Mobile Marketing

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I am pleased that these ideas have struck a positive note in so many.  When we share our experience with others and open our hearts to their insight, we all win.

Kate

2 years, 1 month ago on 12 Most Vital Tips for Teaching Kids About Money

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Hi Emelia,

#7 on your list (I don't know how) caught my eye for sure. My mother had an answer for that one when I was a child --- "look it up".  And there was no Internet back then.

 

My parents had high expectations of us in daily everyday behavior. It built a strong work ethic and can do attitude that has stood by me.  When I started my biz many years ago, it was my belief that I could learn anything and work hard that overcame my fears.

 

Thanks mom and dad.

 

And thank you Emelia for this great post.

Kate

2 years, 2 months ago on 12 Most Annoying Excuses for Your Mediocrity

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Sean,

This is a home run of a post.  Excellent substance and you can feel the inspiration just pouring out of it.  Great job and I will share it on my social media streams.  

 

Kudos @PegFitzpatrick & the other @12most management team members for a continued stream of great posts.

 

Kate Nasser, The People-Skills Coach™ 

http://katenasser.com

http://twitter.com/katenasser

2 years, 3 months ago on 12 Most Exalting Phrases Leaders Share with their Teams

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Daniel,

 

Love your post for it brings into focus a simple human truth -- people connect through positive feedback.  When we engage others with honest communication, the potential is limitless. 

 

When leaders, communicate the positive they also guide on what is important for the organization and engage more of that behavior.

 

Here is one post that expands on this with:

<a href="http://katenasser.com/leaders-12-worthy-kudos-to-spark-employee-engagement/">12 Worthy Kudos to Spark Employee Engagement</a>

 

I think @MeghanMBiro and @TalentCulture can also contribute to this with their strong focus on employee engagement.

 

Many thanks for a great post!

Kate Nasser, The People-Skills Coach™

2 years, 5 months ago on Leaders: Give Credit Not Blame

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@BeckyGaylord Hi Becky, It's one of my favorites too. Wasn't easy to develop yet well worth it! Very pleased you found it helpful as well.

2 years, 6 months ago on 12 Most Beneficial People-Skills to Hit the Bullseye When You Have No Power

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@AmyMccTobin I am inclined to agree Amy. By using them on a regular basis we strengthen them for use whenever we *really need them. Thanks for your comment and the feedback.

2 years, 6 months ago on 12 Most Beneficial People-Skills to Hit the Bullseye When You Have No Power

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@ellenfweber Hi Ellen, That's a high compliment coming from you. Your "brain" posts stretch all readers and even tap our imagination.

I am so glad this post is touching so many people's brain power!!

Many thanks,

Kate

2 years, 6 months ago on 12 Most Beneficial People-Skills to Hit the Bullseye When You Have No Power

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@dbvickery Thanks for the compliment! What's really nice is that you coached a "new grad" as I call them in ways that will grow and sustain his career. You have my applause for taking the time.

Have a great weekend,

Kate

2 years, 6 months ago on 12 Most Beneficial People-Skills to Hit the Bullseye When You Have No Power

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@Martin D Redmond Hi Marin, Love your reference to Alvin Toffler quote. Although I hadn't thought of it when I wrote the post, it does fit.

Those who can adapt to change -- and for me it's easiest to do it through learning -- find all kinds of pathways to happiness they never imagined.

So pleased that you took time to tell me and all the readers what thoughts the post sparked in you.

Many thanks and I hope you will comment on any post I write here on 12most.com or my own blog.

Regards!

Kate

2 years, 6 months ago on 12 Most Beneficial People-Skills to Hit the Bullseye When You Have No Power

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Shawn,

Excellent list that shows a depth of insight on what leaders must face. For me as The People-Skills Coach, I predict that leaders will have to invest far more time in learning about diversity to succeed.

Global collaborators alone raises all the issues of intercultural differences. Generational differences, knowledge differences, etiquette and effectiveness of virtual collaboration (mobile etc..) -- all require leaders to focus in on their people-skills beyond what they have done so far.

I am ponderous about the scope of these challenges and excited to be around to help!

Best wishes,

Kate

3 years, 1 month ago on 12 Most Intriguing Trends Shaping Your Leadership

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