Why do people believe so strongly in neuromyths?

This blog recently appeared in my in tray: The “Learning Styles” Myth Is Still Prevalent Among Educators — And It Shows No Sign of Going Away. The author wonders why one of great neuromyths, that people learn better when taught in a way that matches their specific “learning style” — visual, auditory, kinesthetic, (VAK) or some combination of the three — is still believed by 88% of trained educators and 95% of trainee educators.  This is despite overwhelming evidence that th.....

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Being Nice is Not Enough

There was a great article by Daniel Goleman in the recent Weekend Australian Being Nice is Not Enough (13/2/21).  The Weekend Australian regularly produces the best newspaper articles in Australia and this article by Goleman maintains the tradition.  He writes very well. The title of the article sums up his main message: too many people confuse emotional intelligence with being nice.  This totally resonates with my own beliefs.  Goleman correctly assets that people who avoid conflict .....

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Thoughts on LinkedIn Marketing

View from the beach house on Avoca Beach where we spent the Australia Day Weekend 2021 I have decided to send this message to all my new connections on LinkedIn: Hi Thank you for your connection request.  Being a LinkedIn tart who connects with nearly everybody your invitation was accepted.  Australia has been exceptionally good to me and I retired to play golf and bridge in 2007.  I emigrated to Sydney in October 1973 after completing degrees at Cambridge and the London Bus.....

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The Best Way to Succeed is to …

I was recently sent the above cartoon by Rupert (Robert) Bolton, one of my EQ coaching clients.  Rupert is a raging Engineer.  Not only is he keen on managing projects well he has written a book about how to it: The Executive Guide to Breakthrough Project Management. The cartoon particularly resonated with me because I am now working on Lesson Six: Combinations in my new course Practical Emotional Intelligence for Leaders and Managers.  One of the more common combinations, particularly.....

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