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The 10,000 Experiment Rule: Why Edison, Zuckerberg, and Bezos Succeeded
Malcolm Gladwell popularized the theory that 10,000 hours of deliberate practice is the key to world-class performance. Unfortunately, this formula does not predict success in the professional realm!
Is there a secret formula? What if that formula was based more on one's willingness to try and fail in many ways than on the gritty pursuit of perfection? What if your willingness to experiment is actually the biggest key to your success?
Join your fellow colleagues as we explore and discuss this unique, data-driven perspective. Our discussion will be inspired by a recent article from Medium.
Breakfast Available On Site!
American Honda graciously provides coffee for the RoundTable sessions. The on-site Starbucks conveniently opens at 7AM for your breakfast needs!
The RoundTable is an exciting approach that stimulates incredible conversation and insight around the topics and trends impacting our discipline.
We will read the selected piece aloud together for about 15 minutes. Then for the next 45 minutes, we offer everyone in attendance equal time to share their thoughts and experiences on or around the topic. Come explore with us!
The GEMS RoundTable format is provided by Sue Gabriele, President and Owner, Gabriele Educational Materials and Systems.
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The word “trust” sparks something in each of us – principles, concepts, lessons and so much more. Trust defines our choices and our actions. Join us as we apply the Text Study RoundTable practice to the thought-provoking topic of “Trust in the Workplace.”
The session will be facilitated by Lynnette Ward and the South Bay Special Division Team.
Lynnette Ward is a Career Development Consultant, specializing in management and career development, who believes in the power to choose our work. She has a unique ability to motivate and influence others to take action and adapt to change as she trains and coaches people across all functions and industries to build lifelong career management strategies.
Mindfulness, Meditation and Mental Fitness
Presented by Jeff Gero, PhD
The link between meditation, mindfulness, and stress reduction is well established. But there is also a link to mental fitness and resilience. In this month’s presentation, Jeff Gero will share with us why meditation and mindfulness continue to gain popularity in the academics and the workplace, the link between meditation and the brain, and techniques to help us be mentally tough and resilient while striving for our professional and personal goals.
Jeff Gero, PhD is an accomplished results-oriented management consultant, OD specialist, executive coach, trainer, workshop leader, and national speaker. Dr. Gero is a pioneer in the field of stress management and the creator of the Success of Stress System. For over 35 years, Dr. Gero has worked with many organizations dealing with a variety of challengers. He delivered the first stress management program for the California Department of Corrections at San Quentin Prison; he assisted the Los Angeles Times with the problems surrounding the Olympics; he assisted Allied Signal with employee sabotage surrounding a plant closing; helped JPL (NASA) employees deal with the failure of the Mars Project and he assisted paramedics in the California State Firefighters Association with job stress. Other clients of Dr. Gero include Amgen, General Motors, Sheraton Hotels, Hawaiian Telephone, and Department of the Army, Burger King, California Transit Department and Blue Shield.
The Effort Effect
Why do some people reach their fullest potential, while equally talented others don't? Why do some give up in the face of failure, while others find failure motivating? According to a Stanford psychologist, you'll reach new heights if you learn to embrace the occasional tumble.
Join your fellow colleagues as we explore and discuss. Our discussion will be inspired by an article from Stanford Magazine.
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