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12 WAYS TO ENCOURAGE CREATIVITY IN LEARNERS

CREATIVITY

 

 

HOW DO I ENCOURAGE CREATIVITY IN LEARNERS?

How do I make my child, pupil, student, mentee, protégé, follower, and tribe/community members creative? While this seems so simple like a friend hurriedly reacted without much ado by posting “science and technology,” when I posed the question a while back, it is rather a billion dollar question that can prove the game changer

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THE EXPOSAL OF LIGHT AND DARKNESS

LIGHT AND DARKNESS

I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil. I the LORD do all these things: Isaiah 45:7

The mystery of darkness is the light within that comes up shortly after the dark. If you, by simple discipline and observation, focus your gaze and attention in darkness, you will get so accustomed to the gloom till you begin to see every object that moves within after some time because your eyes, being the light of your body, emit light. Nature and practice teach you that.

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THINK SOLUTIONS: PROFUNDITIES/UNVEILING QUOTES 4

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The progressive development of the thinking faculty grants access to curative awareness but man must gradually shed the impurities of the mundane and commit to becoming like the Higher Self to attain perfection of the faculty

Awareness is itself curative. This is a very fundamental scriptural truth because the Master said: “Ye shall know the truth; and the truth shall make you free.” For man to get to the point where he knows definitely that his awareness of specific truth

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THE ART OF QUESTIONING

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“The important thing is not to stop questioning; curiosity has its own reason for existing.” Albert Einstein

The mind that’s preoccupied with questions and that asks questions is in constant search for answers. Answers are solutions to problems and with every solution, there is value added. We can ask questions on a particular issue

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WHEN TO BE SILENT

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“…If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body. But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison: James 3:2,8

Many times when you’re in an aggressive mood and are tempted to rain brimstone and fire, the often still unheeded voice bids you “be still” and “hold back” or “bridle your tongue”; but it takes a vessel that’s surrendered to the Potter and has been exercised towards that frequency to heed the voice, knowing full well that sowing into the spirit shall of the same reap life and sowing to the flesh shall of same reap corruption.

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ESTIMATING WISDOM: SUNDRY INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHTS

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At some point or the other, we seek advice and guidance – spiritual or secular – to apply in the secular. We ask for direction and leadership, regarding sundry issues that affect us directly and indirectly: personal, family, communal, tribe, official, business and more.

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Live in the Moment

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This time, like the past, and future
Is a gift if you perceive it so;
For often times
We’re never appreciative
Of common everyday occurrences:
Like “in everything give thanks”
So well is it said of this time:
“That many shall be thankless”
Thus, it is not a surprise.

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In the Search for Relevance

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Only One is Relevant
Though all in ego claim;
Though all strive
Whether they worship or not
Whether they acknowledge or not
Whether they honour or not
Whether they sacrifice or not
To the only Relevant One.

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The Mystery of Mastery

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The Mystery of Mastery

In childhood
Lives unrestrained creativity
But lost in adulthood
Stifled by parenting;
For the caretaker murders the seeds of mastery
Ignorantly perhaps but selfishly
Seeking to continue own legacy
Against the uniqueness of the new
And emerging individual being.

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WE NEED TO URGENTLY RETHINK OUR EDUCATION

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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela

This is a statement of fact which, like “Knowledge is Power” is a potential because while education is truly the most powerful weapon by which change can be made to happen among a people and indeed in the world, the realization of it is

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STRATEGY IS NOT THE KEY TO LEADERSHIP SUCCESS

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               “For every leader, strategy is the key to success.” [William Cohen]

This is the sub-heading of Part 1 of legendary Strategy and Management Guru, William Cohen’s book “The Art of the Strategist.” It caught my attention curiously and unearthed

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THE CHANGING FACE OF LEADERSHIP

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“Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions.”
                                                                                                     Bo Bennet

Leadership from the traditional point of view is often perceived from the angle of the position one occupies. This means that everyone looks up to the man at the top for

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WHAT COLOUR OF BALL IS LIFE TOSSING YOU NOW?

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“Life is the toughest school. You never know what class you are in, what exam you will have next and you can’t cheat because nobody else has the same exam paper.”      Unknown

Life plays us different balls at different or inopportune moments. While we may not be able to prevent those balls from being played or aiming at us, we definitely can control how we react

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HAVE YOU TAKEN ACTION TO RE-IGNITE?

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HAVE YOU TAKEN ACTION TO RE-IGNITE?

If your answer is yes, you have made one of the most important decisions that will launch you into uncommon impact in the year 2016. For this monumental decision, you just earned my congratulations.
But if you haven’t, I don’t know what your plans are but I do think you

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DON’T GET SUCKED IN: IT’S JUST A FLEETING SEASON

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If I am given the opportunity to make an observation regarding the present rush all over the place and the endless choke in traffic with all kinds of queues everywhere, my response would be

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REPROGRAMME YOUR BELIEFS: AND RE-IGNITE

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                                                                           HOW DO I DO THAT?

  • Change your Orientation. Yes, that’s where to start – a change of orientation. You need to
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WHAT MUST YOU CHANGE TO CHANGE THINGS?

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“He who uses the knowledge or wisdom of another as his
and impacts countless others with it is a wise person.” Joseph Ayeni

 

Now, seriously, have you considered this? What must you change to

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AGILE VALUE CONFERENCE: RE-IGNITE…!

CEREBRAL THRUST
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January 9, 16, 23, 30, 2016 Between 10am & 4pm

(4 Engaging Saturdays to kick start 2016)

28, Gbolade Adebanjo Street, Off Coker Road, Ilupeju, Lagos.
Who should Attend?
  • Anyone to whom Value makes any sense
    …and who seeks to increase same exponentially
  • Anyone in need of meeting and learning
    …from other perceptive minds
  • Anyone seeking to make impact
    …in a seemingly saturated market
 “One way to attain the enduring value you only dream of is to stay comfortable in discomfort always with the right information.”

-Joseph Ayeni

  • A vast majority of us have been through school, studied a variety of courses, earned a degree or more but yet struggle with the question of value, purpose & the quest for fulfilment.
  • Many of us too have good qualifications but unfortunately fail to secure employment. Why? No employer thinks we are employable and they’re not ready to go the Trainee route with you.
  • Some of us have been struggling for a while with transiting from where we are to where we desire to be. We once held rosy jobs but left to fill entrepreneurial roles we were ill-equipped for; though we thought we were.
  • And some of us are just occupying seats labelled “frustration” and at a total loss what do with our lives.

Now, here’s the catch!

Do you realise that you’re a part of over 160 Million people and half or more of this number are unemployed or disengaged? Did you know that more than 50% of this number comprise the young, agile and strong but unaccomplished lot? Do you fall in the bracket of those average and dissatisfied-with-themselves-and-the-environment group?Yet, you belong in the biggest market in black Africa?You must be kidding…!!!Would you believe me if I told you that the problems in the surrounding are actually potentials to empowerment and huge deposits of wealth that you are unconscious of? Yes,SOLUTIONS to problems only mean one thing – WEALTH CREATION.Perhaps you should ask yourself who you are why you traverse this path. Do you know?If these thoughts provoke you in anyway, I advise that you join us at the…
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KEY SURVIVAL SKILLS TO DRIVE & SUSTAIN VALUE IN THE WORLD OF WORK

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“Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.” Brian Tracy

 

We live in a time where skills are the key requirements for attaining value and unless we develop and hone the right skills, we would continually struggle with achieving set goals, however

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REJECTIONS OFTEN LEAD TO ONE END: ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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“I’ve been at zero a few times, come back a few times, and done it over and over. I’ve had to change careers several times. Sometimes because my interests changed; sometimes because all bridges have been burned beyond recognition, sometimes because I desperately needed money. And sometimes just because I hated everyone in my old career or they hated me.” James Altucher

 

This title is quite paradoxical right? Well, good news is that Paradoxes are neither lies nor half-truths; just words that appear contradictory but reality

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PREPARING THE YOUTH FOR A FUTURE OF EXCELLENCE: 12 INVALUABLE INSIGHTS

 

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“Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future; act now, without delay.” Simone de Beauvoir

“In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.” Eric Hoffer

 

The transition between after high school and post college graduation is one pertinent area of need for young people. Graduating from high school and college today should actually be applauded as a historic achievement for youngsters but

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BEING COMPASSIONATE AND MORE: THE ENTREPRENEUR’S POTENCIES

It isn’t only that leaders are made, self made mostly and not born, it is that continuing leadership is a matter of behaviour and practices and not a gift or charisma. It is a responsibility.”   Peter Drucker

The entrepreneur’s journey into fulfilment is by no means a walkthrough. Many hurdles dogg his way  as he wobbles through the labyrinth and maze of

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HOW DO YOU SET UP YOUR NEW HIRES FOR SUCCESS? 5 WAYS TO GO.

  “When an employee fails – or even just performs poorly – managers typically do not blame themselves. The employee doesn’t understand the work, a manager might contend. Or the employee isn’t driven to succeed, can’t set priorities, or won’t take direction. Whatever the reason, the problem is assumed to be the employees’ fault – and even the employees responsibility.” Francois Manzoni & Jean-Louis Barson (HBR).

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6 WAYS TO REDEFINE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT SUCCESS AND WINNING

The path to success and winning is not the same for everyone. John’s Model may be quite different from Lillian’s. You may have to unlearn, relearn and learn your own way to succeed in your chosen path or industry and that is exactly what it means to redefine your thoughts and mindset about winning.

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5 KEY IDEALS TO BECOMING A PERSON OF IMPACT

As I study and research in my perpetual learning efforts, I often ruminate and introspect over findings and these deep thoughts usually inch towards being an agile and results-oriented person. Guess an awful lot of people like you find themselves in this condition and may even be overwhelmed with such brain-wracking exercises. Being overwhelmed can be disastrous unless you are able to think your way through.

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WHY WOULD A GREAT BRAND LOSE ITS EDGE?

Successful companies tend to fall into three traps that make the glory days fleeting. First is the physical trap in which big investments in the old systems or equipment prevent the pursuit of fresher, more relevant investments. There’s the psychological trap, in which company leaders fixate on what made them successful and fail to notice when something new is displacing it.

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FORGING BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS: THE PROBE-CEREBRAL SYNERGY–5 LESSONS.

“It’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realise your true potential. -Barack Obama

The difference between theory and practice is so obvious it requires no emphasis. When we read about partnerships, we are informed of the application of synergistic principles but having to

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YOU, YOUR TALENT AND THE USE YOU PUT IT TO

“Self-Awareness is essential to the discovery of your power and to the defeat of self-imposed limits.” John Kanary: Breaking Through Limitations.

The need to know who you are, to identify your strengths and to become aware of those things that you have been endowed with by the Divine Manufacturer, is an initial step that is responsible for whom you’ll end up becoming.

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