Teri is head of Learning & Development for Zurich North America. Teri has over 25 years’ experience in the Learning and Development space having served in learning leadership roles at Discover, McKinsey, and GE Healthcare. Teri has an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern and an MSEd in Instructional Technology from Indiana University.
Engagement & Culture, Future of Work, Integrated Talent Management, Strategy, Analytics, Curation, Digital, and Operations
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Hardwired to Learn: Leveraging the Self-Sustaining Power of Lifelong Learning
We are all born with an inexhaustible and undeniable potential to learn. The brain has 200 billion neurons linked to one another through hundreds of trillions of connections called synapses. Neuroscientists are discovering the mechanisms of the brain that underpin theories of neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to modify, change, and adapt both structure and function in response to “experiences.”
My book will enable you to harness the transcendent power of lifelong learning to sustain your career, be resilient in the face of change, and reveal your greatest potential.
Based on cutting edge neuroscience and cognitive psychology, this book will debunk learning myths that hinder your ability to be a learner as well as provide you with:
⭐ Strategies to overcome the predominant barriers to learning.
⭐ Resources and ideas for integrating continual learning in your daily life.
⭐ Approaches for developing a life-long learning practice.
Hardwired to Learn is organized into five parts:
1️⃣ sets the stage by highlighting the industrial revolutions of the past and the social changes and disruptions brought by each.
2️⃣ recaps the origins of our ideas about learning and how the evolution of those theories over the past several hundred years have deepened our knowledge of ourselves and how we learn.
3️⃣ identifies the barriers to learning, largely influenced by the myths exposed in Part 2.
4️⃣ offers a curated set of tools and resources to improve the way you learn and provides you with the mindset and methods you can use to become a lifelong learner.
5️⃣ brings this all together by providing historic examples of how and why learning has stood apart as the sole means for our survival since our species first traversed the frozen tundra.
Whether you are a seasoned employee, starting your career, or looking to change careers, lifelong learning is the key to unlocking lifelong potential in your career and personal life.
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