Friday, January 16, 2009

Learning Styles Working for You

It’s 2009. No matter what your Learning Style (i.e., the way in which you absorb new and difficult information), the New Year is likely to bring about the two Rs: reflections and resolutions.

What was brilliant about the year 2008 for you?
What would you like more of in 2009?
How can you make it happen?

New Year Resolutions are great. The trouble is, sometimes even the best intentions don’t materialise. Why not? The reason is simple: it’s not enough to have direction and know where you’re going, you also need to know how to get there.

The bad news:
You may have heard of the book “7 habits of highly effective people”... well, what works for Steve Jobs, Bjorn Borg and Angelina Jolie won’t necessarily work for you, because your personal strengths will be different from theirs.

The good news:
Your Learning Style is the key to your own personal success.

· If your best thinking time is in the afternoon, you will not be doing yourself any favours by getting up early in the morning to do your business planning just because a few successful businessmen did just that. (Learning Style Element: Time of Day)

· If you are not big on lists, you will simply frustrate yourself trying to draw up a list of tasks every morning... knowing that you won’t stick to it anyway. (Learning Style Element: Information Processing)

· If you hate routine, regular work and sleep hours will make you bored and stressed. (Learning Style Element: Variety)

· If the idea of a reward.... (Learning Style Element: Motivation)

Did you know? As many as 49 Learning Style Elements make up your ideal working conditions. Our online tool, Learning Style Analysis (LSA) will help you determine those.

What is your Learning Style? How can you work according to your strengths? If you’re new to this site, click here to find out.

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