Author: Mike Desjardins

What Entrenches Learning? Modeling – model what world-class practitioners do Immersion – immerse myself completely in the learning Spaced Repetition – schedule regular follow-up [this is one of the more critical pieces as our research at ViRTUS has shown that spaced repetition is the critical stage in shifting...

The Five Stages of Learning: Unconscious incompetence – I don’t know what I don’t know Conscious incompetence – I know what I don’t know Conscious competence – I know what I know Unconscious competence – I don’t know what I know Reflective or enlightened competence – I am aware that...

Interactive Business Learning Experiences™ Interactive Business Learning Experiences™ can best be described as a process of making generalizations and conclusions about one’s own direct experiences, then applying the learning’s to the “real world.” It emphasizes directly experiencing what I am studying, building a personal commitment to...

Leadership is about doing not about "saying."  No matter what you believe your capacity for leadership is the reality lies within the feedback you get from your team. As the old saying goes, it's not what you say, it's what you do.  At ViRTUS we call...

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Shane Gibson of Knowledge Brokers International last week on subject of Leading in Turbulent Times.  Click here to go to his blog where you can listen to the podcast or click here to hear the podcast in...

Brad Smart, co-author of the book Topgrading, has written a fascinating blog post that references two new studies which seem to somewhat contradict what the HR community has been saying with respect to results-focused CEOs and high emotional intelligence CEOs and the connection to company performance:...

I asked one my customers, Lonnie Tkach, to write me a letter describing his journey from a bricks and mortar business (the IRL in the title of this post means In Real Life) to an online business in the same industry.  I've watched him go...

Starting this year there is a whole new domain suffix (the .com part) being added:  .tel. .tel isn't just another way to switch up your websites address (like .org, .net, and .tv), it's a permanent place online for all of your personal and business contact information....