Active Listening Lessons
Successful Communities are built on Continuous Improvement, Collective Responsibility, and Goal Alignment.
This lesson describes why Successful Communities are “Learning Communities.” And describes why a commitment to continuous improvement, the development of collective responsibility, and focusing on goal alignment are so important in building a successful learning community.
This lesson, “Communication Models- Past and Future” provides the necessary background to help us develop Communication “Best Practices” for our 21st Century Hyper-Connected Digital World. (Updated August 2023)
A lesson describing the evolution of communication models from a one-way linear model of Aristotle and Claude Shannon, to the Interaction and transactional model of Schramm and Berlo, to the new Iterative Fractal Model.
The Double-Helix Communication Model is a new “Fractal” based communication model that sees communication as iterative.
List of bad things Conservatives say about Trump.
I was watching a Photoshop Tutorial and the Instructor said, "I don't have to go to the trouble of selecting those whites and masking them or deleting them. I can just use a blend mode to do that and that's a key concept. Sometimes what...
A comprehensive list of all the communications models we use to make better decisions and improve our lives. Updated April 2023.
A discussion of “Learning Organizations” and how to create them.
First-principles thinking is one of the best ways to reverse-engineer complicated problems and unleash creative possibility.
Sometimes called “reasoning from first principles,” the idea is to break down complicated problems into basic elements and then reassemble them from the ground up. It’s one of the best ways to learn to think for yourself, unlock your creative potential, and move from linear to non-linear results.
The presentation of the TIDAL Approach to Decision Making. The TIDAL approach is designed to mitigate the perceptual limitations caused by the way our brain works. Selective perception, confirmation bias, motivated reasoning, and cultural/linguistic biases are real things that affect our decision-making.