The Learning Cafe

Clip of the month – Happiness and productivity

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On May 18, 2017

Traditionally, people think that in order to be happy, we need to work harder and be more productive. But how effective is this really? In this month’s clip, psychologist Shawn Achor talks about how flipping this thinking and how being happy can lead to greater productivity.

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The Learning Cafe | April 2017

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On April 6, 2017

What’s on tonight? Just a few years ago, there were only three TV channels to watch and remote controllers were not standard accessories when you purchased a TV.  Most households had one TV taking pride of place in the living room. Back then, it was pretty common for people to continue watching the same channel all night, rather than getting...

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The Learning Cafe | December 2016

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On December 15, 2016

The best holiday of the year? For most people, the Xmas holiday season is about family, friends and about possibility. It brings people together to not only celebrate the end of the year, but to look one in another in the eye and share something magical… time together. After all the travel, gift wrapping, the cooking and the hassle, for...

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Clip of the month – Dare to disagree

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On December 15, 2016

Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but as Margaret Heffernan shows us, good disagreement is central to progress. She illustrates (sometimes counterintuitively) how the best partners aren’t echo chambers — and how great research teams, relationships and businesses allow people to deeply disagree.  

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The Learning Cafe | September 2016

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On September 26, 2016

What’s stopping you from performing better? I have no idea if the bottom of the Waikato River is smooth or not. I know that on a calm day, the surface is like glass. One reason to lower the water level of a system you count on is to see the rocks and the sludge and the things that are there...

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The Learning Cafe August 2016

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On August 29, 2016

Same same; different different Of course, each of us as human beings share some things that are the same… two arms and two legs each. And a lot of things about us are different. Different stories of struggle and different definitions of success. You are 180cms tall, she isn’t. You are different from everyone else, your DNA is different, so...

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