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Aug 23, 2022

Here at Mind Tools Towers, we’ve been supporting L&D teams for years – and that’s given us plenty of time to reflect on things we could have done better!

So this week on The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Ross G, Owen, Sean and Ross D are sharing the advice that they wish they’d had when they started out in their careers. We discuss:

  • The importance of gathering diverse work experiences
  • How to define a problem
  • How to speak to others about what you do for a living.

Additionally, we share insights from our Twitter audience. Thanks everyone for sharing your ideas. You can find these responses on Twitter at:

In ‘What I Learned This Week’, Owen recommended an article from Ben Thompson:

Sean discussed the world's first animated feature film, El Apóstol:

Ross D discussed a lost trove of Civil War gold:

And Ross G recommended the '(Not Boring) Habits' app:

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Connect with our speakers 

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