Bridging differences sounds great. But, is cross-cultural training ever really effective? What does it take to help people adapt? Most of us are familiar with the story of Alice in Wonderland. Alice follows a white rabbit down a hole and finds herself in a world unlike anything she’s ever … [Read more...] about Cross-Cultural Training for Enhanced Adaptability
Do You Learn from Your Mistakes, or Just Try to Avoid Them?
“To err is human, to forgive, divine.” Alexander Pope was right, especially when it comes to learning. Making mistakes while learning is inevitable. Forgive yourself and learn from your mistakes. Research by Nina Keith and others suggests that the way you think about mistakes can either … [Read more...] about Do You Learn from Your Mistakes, or Just Try to Avoid Them?
Desirable Difficulties: If at First You Don’t Succeed…You May Have Learned More than You Thought
We’ve all been there, faced with a question or task related to a topic we’ve previously learned, thinking “I know that I know this…why can’t I think of the answer!?” So why is it difficult to remember something we’ve previously learned? Research by Elizabeth Bjork and Robert Bjork, at the … [Read more...] about Desirable Difficulties: If at First You Don’t Succeed…You May Have Learned More than You Thought