The quest to improve through deliberate practice involves constant learning — from teachers, from our own trial-and-error efforts, and from others on the same path — and the best way to sustain such learning is to regularly share what we have learned with others while they share what they have learned with us. This is the purpose of these forums — to provide a place for people to ask and answer questions, to share ideas and encouragement, and to report what works and what doesn’t. Please join us.
There may be no area for which deliberate practice offers more potential than business. There are few objective measures of performance, few agreed-upon best practices, and a confusing mess of different approaches to improving. On the other hand, any company that can make even small, consistent improvements in its employees' performance stands to gain a competitive advantage and reap rewards far beyond the investment required to make those improvements. The question remains, however: What methods can consistently produce improvements in performance in employees, managers, and executives? How does one apply the principles of deliberate practice in a business setting? There have been various attempts to do this — to use deliberate practice to improve business performance — and some of them can be found in the Resources section of this website. But for the most part this is an area where deliberate practice is still in its infancy, and so it is an area that can benefit greatly by an exchange of ideas and experiences among people in the field. Please join in making this business deliberate practice forum a stimulating and valuable place to visit.
- 1 month, 1 week ago
Today's K-12 education system -- and, to a lesser degree, post-secondary education and professional education -- is in turmoil, with a plethora of new teaching strategies being tried out in efforts to improve outcomes. Many of those strategies are based on deliberate practice principles. This forum is intended for educators and other interested people to share their thoughts and experiences concerning such strategies.
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As discussed in Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise, medicine is one of the areas with the greatest potential payoffs from applying deliberate practice. This forum, which is aimed at doctors and other medical professionals but open to anyone with something to contribute, is devoted to exploring those payoffs and how to achieve them.
- 6 months ago
There are few professions more important to the modern world than software developers, but there has been very little attention paid to the characteristics of expert developers or to the best ways to train developers. So there’s lots to talk about.
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