Dopamine: the Good, the Bad and the Useful
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Dopamine: the Good, the Bad and the Useful

Make this powerful brain chemical work for instead of against you.

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“Mapped Perfection Is Often Not What Learners Want.”

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“Virtual Learning Is a Great Equalizer.”

COVID-19 accelerated digital transformation in all areas, including the L&D space. Blended learning pioneer Jennifer Hofmann shares some of her experiences working with clients over the past year.

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Learning Myths Debunked
Learning Myths Debunked

No, putting that textbook under your pillow while you sleep won’t make you smarter. 

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Making Sense of Agile

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“It Doesn’t Matter What People Get Curious About, as Long as They Get Curious.” 
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“It Doesn’t Matter What People Get Curious About, as Long as They Get Curious.” 

More and more companies emphasize curiosity in the workplace. This is no surprise to Stefaan van Hooydonk, who considers curiosity a “growth mindset in action.”

“Mapped Perfection Is Often Not What Learners Want.”
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