5 Reads: Drawing to Learn, Great Books and Brain Activity, Essential Analytics Concepts and More

Here are five reads that have me thinking…

Drawing Is the Fastest, Most Effective Way to Learn, According to New Research
Jessica Stillman. Inc Magazine

Key Quote: “And, no, it didn’t matter in the slightest if participants showed any artistic ability. After just 40 seconds of low-quality sketching, subjects not only remembered significantly more, they also recalled more detail and context about the words and ideas they were studying. In short, they learned more, faster.” Read the rest here.


4 Analytics Concepts Every Manager Should Understand
Amy Gallo. Harvard Business Review

Key Quote: “Data analytics is ultimately about making good decisions. It doesn’t matter what business you are in or what your role is at your company, we all want to — need to, really — make smart, informed, evidence-based decisions.” Read the rest here.


Research: To Get People to Embrace Change, Emphasize What Will Stay the Same
Merlijn Venus, Dann Sta, and Daan van Knippenberg. Harvard Business Review

Key Quote: “Counterintuitively, then, effective change leadership has to emphasize continuity — how what is central to “who we are” as an organization will be preserved, despite the uncertainty and changes on the horizon.” Read the rest here.


This Is What a Great Book Does to Your Brain
Jessica Stillman. Inc Magazine

Key Quote: “It turns out when we’re immersed in a great book, it’s not just the parts of the brain that deal with language processing that are hard at work. In fact, when we’re deeply engaged with a story our brains mirror the actions and feelings of the characters.” Read the rest here.


Ask these 10 questions to understand the real truths about a company culture
Emily Moore-Glassdoor. Fast Company

Key Quote: “If you are asking… about the culture, [recruiters] will know that and attempt to tell you what you want to hear,” says Henry Goldbeck, president of Goldbeck Recruiting. “So, if you are going to ask about company culture, it’s better to ask specific questions.” Read the rest here.


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