Speed Reading: Collection of Articles to Help You Read Faster

Speed Reading: Collection of Articles to Help You Read Faster I read a lot of books, so I am constantly trying new techniques to read faster, while remembering more of what I read. In the days of information overload, where the average employee has to spend about four hours each day just to keep on top of work related reading, where will he or she find time to read books to get ahead? This reality makes a skill such as speed reading and digesting more of what you read a must. I did a blog series on note-taking, and an important aspect is deciding what and what isn’t important … [Read more...]

The Wright Brothers and Mastering the Fundamentals

The Wright Brothers and Mastering the Fundamentals There is a popular parable in the Bible that goes like this: “A wise man built his house on the rock. The rain fell, and the flood came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. A foolish man built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.” That is the power of mastering the fundamentals - building a strong foundation. This post is in response to James … [Read more...]

How to Interview: What I Learned after 20 Years of Interviewing People

How to Interview: What I Learned after 20 Years of Interviewing Interviewing is an art, but one that anyone can learn with practice. As an introvert, and someone who grew up in a culture where she constantly heard that children should be seen and not heard, I have sharpened my listening skills over the years. But expert interviewing is so much more than active listening because you can be a great listener, yet a lousy interviewer. In my over 20 years of interviewing, I have made a lot of mistakes, but I would like to think they have made me a better interviewer. I have been interviewed … [Read more...]