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We Hear With Our Ears but Listen With Our Brain

Here’s the thing. Listening is hard. Yet, listening, or more accurately, active listening is one of the most important skills to learn if you want to have good people skills. And, we make listening harder when most of our communication with others is conducted through a screen. While texting, slacking, emailing, or posting the sad truth is we are only using 7% of our communication arsenal -- words. The bottom line to be a good listener we need to see. active listening is also one of the most important skills to learn if you want to have good people skills.

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Make Your Organization a Learning Culture

Now more than ever before companies are facing the challenge of managing up to five generations in their workforce; these encompass the Veterans or the Traditionalists, the Baby Boomers (1948-1963), Generation X (1964-1978), the Millennials (1979-1991) and Generation Z (they are just beginning to enter the workforce.) And while labels are fraught with generalizations, managing a multi-generational workforce can be a complex endeavor. It involves addressing individual needs and aspirations, dealing with differing values, work styles, expectations and, above all, understanding their differences and then embracing those differences to build even stronger teams.

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The Power and Importance of Lifewide Learning

We Learn from All Our Life As we embrace the evolving landscape that is our technology driven lives, adult learning has come back into vogue through the approach of lifelong learning. While encouraging all of us to be lifelong learners and giving us access to informal learning is a step in the right direction, I think we run the risk of not seeing the bigger picture. Why? Because the current iteration of lifelong learning is not only centered on a narrow band of skills, those predominantly needed for knowledge-based industries, but also delivered in a manner that resembles the traditional formal education system – teaching specific subjects.

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How We do It

HOW WE DO IT. We create interactive, multi-media content using a unique mix of proven concepts and methodologies along with our belief in cultural narratives as a familiar, engaging, and…


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Sharalyn Hartwell Orr: Partner

Sharalyn Hartwell Orr Partner and Founder of Hartwell Communications. Sharalyn Hartwell Orr is a notable marketing and branding strategist and one of the country's top generational experts. For over 15…


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Sarah E. Kornfeld: Co Founder

Sarah E. Kornfeld Co-Founder Sarah E. Kornfeld is a seasoned Silicon Valley thought leader and consultant for emerging technology companies, social justice, and education organizations. A producer and public affairs…


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Lance T. McCready: Co Founder

Lance T. McCready Co-Founder Lance T. McCready, Ph.D. is Associate Professor in the Leadership, Higher and Adult Education Department, at University of Toronto. He is a nationally recognized researcher, lecturer,…


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Our Programming. We create tailored content for each target audience and collaborate with the appropriate partners and platforms to ensure access and relevancy. CreativeLive. See our Courses on CreativeLive Self-directed,…


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Gaynor Strachan Chun: Founder

Gaynor Strachan Chun Founder Gaynor Strachan Chun is an award winning corporate executive, cultural translator, and coach/instructor who has worked with industry leaders in media, entertainment, retail, and technology. She…


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Who Needs To Transition? Us or Them?

Generational transition is a natural part of evolution. And, right now, we are in the middle of a significant one. By 2020 75% of our workforce will be under the age of 40. The magnitude of this change has not been seen since the Boomers “came to power” 50 years ago.

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