“Meditation Trains Your Mind.”
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“Meditation Trains Your Mind.”

Author, coach and long-time meditator Giovanni Dienstmann explains why the benefits of a daily meditation practice go beyond relaxation – and how mindful awareness can help you realize your goals.

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“If You’re Good at Coaching, You’ll Eventually Become Obsolete to the Person.”
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“Virtual Learning Is a Great Equalizer.”
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“Virtual Learning Is a Great Equalizer.”

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What’s Next for the LXP Ecosystem?

The rapid consumerization of enterprise software is not a transitory trend. In fact, it’s just getting started – with disruptive consequences for existing and emerging learning platforms on the web.

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Make Virtual Training Effective
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