Tag Archives: skills

Fostering Collaboration Across Cultures

Originally posted on Shedding Light:
Diversity doesn’t come without tension. The key is to know how to make it into jazz and not discordant noise. Stereotypes are shortcuts our brains use to make fast decisions (especially when there is too much information or potential unknowns). We tend to infer a lot about others based on… Continue reading

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Is Your Skillset Defined by Your Age?

Originally posted on Perception By Design:
There’s a saying, ‘the older the wiser’. When it comes to design, the debate is up for whether your design skills are defined by how old you are, or by your overall knowledge and experience, regardless of your age. Jamal Nichols claims in his article, Ageism in Tech: Why… Continue reading

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The Disconnect Between Speaking, Reading, and Writing

Originally posted on Tips from a Language Lover:
One problem I noticed early on in my language learning career was that I was always better and more comfortable reading than writing and especially speaking. One problem I noticed early on in my language learning career was that I was always better and more comfortable reading… Continue reading

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Graphic Collage – Draft

Originally posted on Hannah at Kent:
The creative process of this project began with the Photo Collection assignment. Gathering photo’s I might use in my collage got me thinking about photo’s I’ve taken that would really speak about my character. Each element contributes to the overall narrative of this blog because it’s pieces of my… Continue reading

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How To Think In A Different Language

Originally posted on Yuhakko:
One of the most noticeable aspects of getting better at a language is starting to notice your thought-process switching to your target language. This evolution doesn’t come all of a sudden but rather slowly after months of study in said language. Yet, some people cannot seem to think in their target… Continue reading

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syntactic priming

Originally posted on Keep It Simple Activities:
Syntactic priming is the process that takes place when we make predictions upon hearing certain grammatical patterns which guide us to guess the string of words that are more likely to be uttered next based on our previous encounters with those patterns. Basically we are constantly building sentences… Continue reading

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How to be a focused listener?

Originally posted on Musings of a Curious Indian:
Let me start by sharing a personal experience. A few years back, I went to a reputed software company for an interview. The first couple of rounds of discussions went very well and I felt invigorated from interacting with people who were knowledgable and forward looking. Disaster… Continue reading

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Why no one will ever listen

Originally posted on Worthy:
Have you ever felt that you are unheard? Have you ever tried to express yourself but no one seems to be listening or paying attention? Have you ever felt that you are talking to a wall? Have you ever felt that you are screaming at the top of your lungs but… Continue reading

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Unlock the cage with consistent action and habits

Originally posted on Anxious-Ambition.com:
Aristotle said: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.” I’m unsure if it’s possible, in words, to describe just how important these words are to me. This philosophy; this belief that skills, thoughts, beliefs, habits, personality even, can be changed/altered/grown (or discarded) with… Continue reading

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