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How to debate in real life

We’ve all been in that situation where an informal conversation quickly becomes a discussion and then we find ourselves in a debate. A debate is a wonderful opportunity to flex your intellectual muscles and can lead to a deeper level of understanding for all individuals involved. There are excellent opportunities to embed debates in classrooms… Continue reading

Slow is Smooth. Smooth is Fast.

This statement comes from military and police parlance and usually indicates a focus on mobility and dexterity in operations. Combat and conflict often center on mobility. If you move too fast, you can be outflanked. If you move too slow, you can be pinned down. The best course may be a cautious, thoughtful understanding of planned moves…. Continue reading

Control Your Controllables

In his studies on flow, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi presented insight into this highly focused mental state and tranquility. We have all experienced times when instead of being buffeted by anonymous forces, we [feel] in control of our actions, masters of our own fate. On the rare occasions that it happens, we feel a sense of exhilaration, a deep sense… Continue reading