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May 10, 2022

Why is it so difficult to start something new and stick with it? How do we gain and maintain momentum? And why do we tire of what we're doing? 

In this week's episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Ross D and Ross G explore these questions with Smart Growth author and disruption theorist Whitney Johnson.

We discuss:

  • what we mean by 'smart growth'
  • the 'S Curve of Learning' model
  • what L&D teams can do to create an ecosystem where smart growth is possible.

Find out more about Whitney at: 

The Disrupt Yourself wth Whitney Johnson podcast is on Spotify at: 

The Grieg piece that Ross G mentioned was 'Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op 16': 

In 'What I Learned This Week', Ross G discussed 'What Can TV Teach L&D? - Star Wars', by friend-of-the-show Tom Hickmore: 

Whitney discussed Emma Seppälä's insight that happiness impacts three degrees of separation away from the happy person. You can see her TEDx talk at: 

And Ross D asked 'are gimmicky airline safety videos putting passengers in danger?': 

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