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Working Smarter, Faster, and Better (Part V): Big Picture Focus


Depending on your Big Picture, these items may, or may not help you achieve your desired outcome. But regardless, every item on your to-do list falls into one of these four categories. Anthony Robbins, peak performance strategist, categorizes (read more)...

Working Faster, Smarter, and Better (Part IV): Time Stressors


Time stressors are the most pervasive source of pressure and stress in the workplace and they happen as a result of having too much to do in too little time. This is where really understanding the difference between Important and Urgent come into play. So let’s define important and urgent.

Important activities are those that (read more)...

Working Faster, Smarter, and Better (Part III): Time Management?


Now that you are aware of the difference approaches individuals have regarding time (monochronic vs. polychronic), let’s look at the misnomer of time management.

The first thing you must accept about time management is that it has little to do with managing time and everything to do with managing priorities. No one can control time, however anyone can control how his or her time is used.

The problem for most of us is (read more)...

Working Smarter, Faster, and Better (Part II): Monochronic versus Polychronic Time


There are two opposing ways of looking at time: monochronic and polychronic. According to Anne McGee-Cooper ad Duane Trammell (1993) “Monochronic time refers to linear time – time that is measured by the clock and the units of measurement are decided in advance. When you function in monochronic time, you reward and appreciate promptness, speed, brevity, and punctuality. Shorter and faster meansbetter (p.25).

This is the standard practice (read more)...

Working Faster, Smarter, and Better: Tools and Tips for Managing Your Time More Effectively (Part I)


I don’t know when it actually happened, that is, the precise moment in which time inexplicitly began to fly at the speed of light, where it seemed impossible to juggle my work priorities, my family life, and the 20 million or so requests that seem to pop-up each day from my co-workers, family, and miscellaneous people I encounter. Somehow, my to do list just kept getting longer and longer and my ability to cross things off, to feel a true sense of accomplishment, started to become unattainable. It was more like an unimaginable dream. 

And, maybe it is just me, (read more)...

Benjamin S. Bloom


Benjamin Bloom was a pioneer in Educational Technology. Bloom proposed that instructional time and materials must vary in order for individuals to master specific learning tasks. He believed that learning should be self-paced and sequenced based on individual learning preferences.

Donald Kirkpatrick


Kirkpatrick developed four levels of evaluation for training including reaction, learning, behavior, and results.

Malcolm Knowles

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Knowles’ research focused on the field of adult education and self-directed learning. Building from pedagogical theories, Knowles popularized Andragogy that focuses on how adults learn. 

Howard Gardner


Gardner has spent his career searching for ways to assess intelligence. He states that individuals are intelligent when they have enabling skills to resolve genuine problems, can create effective products, and are able to find or create problems.

Robert Gagné


Gagné theorized that hierarchical sequencing of instruction facilitated the acquisition of knowledge. His learning hierarchies indicated the importance of identifying subordinate skills that must be learned prior to teaching superordinate skills.

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