Sunday, August 13, 2017

WalkieTalkies

Most of us played with walkie talkies as children.  These were the forerunner devices to the ubiquitous at-a-distance communications tools to which we have all become accustomed.

An operational characteristic of walkie talkies is that only one person can talk/transmit at a time.  If one person is in talk mode (with the transmit button depressed) no others on the channel may contribute.

For learners and leaders, this has serious implications.  If we are the ones in talk mode, we deprive ourselves of the enlightening and necessary learning/data/information/insight that others possess, and for which we have great need in order to make sound decisions.

In mathematical terms, the level of our learning is inversely proportional to the amount of time we spend talking.

Warning to lead learners:  Step away from the talk button...

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