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Teams like this move dirt. Build stuff.
Invent things. Solve problems. Catalyze
change. Challenge old conventions.
Disrupt corruption. Produce new
energies. Most of all, they give us hope
for our future. They inspire us to believe
again. They help us decide to be part of
the solution instead of giving up.

How are They Able to
Accomplish so Much,
so Fast?
The nascent field of neuroscience is
discovering some answers about why
some people and teams make the most
of their potential while others fade
into mediocrity. In short, they use four
essential neural processing networks
to help them optimize their energy
and efforts. And perhaps even more
importantly, these networks help them
know what must be avoided at all costs.
They know that fear is distracting and that
strength is empowering. So, they create
an environment where fears are processed

respectfully, but quickly, and strengths are
optimized at the same pace. They know
that ego-sensitivities just slow things
down. So, they have a plan for how to
glean the value out of natural fears while
moving forward anyway.

BEING PART OF A TEAM
AND KNOWING THAT
OUR CONTRIBUTION
MATTERS MOTIVATES
US TO SERVE
ONE ANOTHER.

What Makes These
Teams Different?
There's an underlying engine that drives
the immutable passion of these teams

and enables them to transcend more
primal human desires. It is the one
capacity that is uniquely human and
sustainably good for all of us: character
strength. And if you are to lead a team
like this, you need to be incredibly fit in
four very important ways:

1 | Inspirational Fitness
Meta-Strength: Resilience (Spirit)
Character Strengths: Openness,
Inspiration, Creativity
When our minds are at peace and free to
wander, we have the space to imagine
beyond our immediate senses and
ego-needs. In modern brain science,
we're learning that this ability is only
possible when our "default network" is
engaged. This network is a complex set
of brain parts that "light up" when we
are not engaged in tasks or experiencing
external stimuli. When we're in this
default state, we can ruminate on topics
that interest us and imagine what we
might do with them. This part of our
brain imagines what is possible and

THE FOUR DIMENSIONS OF CHARACTER FITNESS
Agile leaders and their teams make optimal use of four essential neural processing networks to help them know what to avoid
and what to do for the best outcomes. Agility in each of these four dimensions of character fitness enables leaders and their
teams to thrive in a world of constant change.

TO DEVELOP

PRACTICE

AVOID

Inspirational Fitness

Freedom, ideas, creative offline time,
trust in ultimate productivity

Excessive meetings,
constant interruptions, fear
about empowering others

Emotional Fitness

Trust good intentions, forgive mistakes,
appreciation, inclusion, harmony

Blame games, triangulation,
dismissiveness rewards that cause
internal competition

Instinctual Fitness

Notice sensations, listen to hunches,
be direct and courageous, decide
and engage

Impulsivity, inaction, conflict-aversion,
risk-aversion, lack of accountability

Rational Fitness

Radical prioritization of initiatives
systemic disciplines, lean teams, good
data analysis

Competing priorities, conflicts
of interest, unrealistic goals,
unrealistic timelines

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019

Understanding the Learner
Table of Contents
Helping People Flourish Through Great Leadership
Smart Learning Design: How Brain Science Can Impact Learning Design
Meet Today's Learner
Indoctrinate, Embrace and Measure!
The Importance of Diversity of Thought
Training Myths That Won't Go Away
What Does Personality Have to Do With It Anyway?
Back to Psychology Basics: How to Keep Your Learners Engaged
Becoming an Effective Learner in the Age of Digital Evolution
4 Keys to Making Content More Consumable for the Just-in-Time Learner
The Four Dimensions of Character Fitness and How They Grow Leadership Agility
The Human Factor
Accountability in Teams: Changing Perceptions and Moving Toward Implementation
Deloitte's Journey to Gamifying Onboarding for New Analysts
Creating an Amazing Learning Experience: Training and Gaining Soft Skills
Create Effective Adaptive Learning For Your Learners
6 Keys to Understanding Your Learners' Environment
Creating a Continuous Learning Culture
Emerald Group Acquisitions Create a Portfolio of Learning Businesses
Company News
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Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - Cover2
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - Understanding the Learner
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - Table of Contents
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - 5
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - 6
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - 7
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - 8
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - Helping People Flourish Through Great Leadership
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - 10
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - Smart Learning Design: How Brain Science Can Impact Learning Design
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - 12
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - Meet Today's Learner
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - 14
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - Indoctrinate, Embrace and Measure!
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - The Importance of Diversity of Thought
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Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - 18
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - 19
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - Training Myths That Won't Go Away
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Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - 23
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - What Does Personality Have to Do With It Anyway?
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Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - 27
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - Back to Psychology Basics: How to Keep Your Learners Engaged
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - 29
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - 30
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - 31
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - Becoming an Effective Learner in the Age of Digital Evolution
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Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - 4 Keys to Making Content More Consumable for the Just-in-Time Learner
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - 37
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - 38
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - The Four Dimensions of Character Fitness and How They Grow Leadership Agility
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - 40
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - 41
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - The Human Factor
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Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - Accountability in Teams: Changing Perceptions and Moving Toward Implementation
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Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - 49
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - Deloitte's Journey to Gamifying Onboarding for New Analysts
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Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - Creating an Amazing Learning Experience: Training and Gaining Soft Skills
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Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - Create Effective Adaptive Learning For Your Learners
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Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - 6 Keys to Understanding Your Learners' Environment
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - 60
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - Creating a Continuous Learning Culture
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2019 - Emerald Group Acquisitions Create a Portfolio of Learning Businesses
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