• Personal Resonance© is a research forum engaged in transforming findings from proven research studies on learning, training, performance and expertise into practical training solutions and practices to 'accelerate time-to-expertise' of organizations and professionals. Aggressive time-to-market drives organizations to develop complex cognitive skills of their employees at faster pace to beat their competitors. Goal of forum is to find and share the answer to that ‘speed’. The forum is trying to develop a core knowledge-base in four areas by systematically assimilating, analyzing and synthesizing the proven research studies in wide range of disciplines like cognitive sciences, neuroscience, psychology, education, learning and brain science, etc.: 1) Accelerated Workplace Expertise: Proven research-based strategies and methodologies to accelerate expertise of organization as a whole through training and learning. 2) Accelerated Professional Expertise: Science-based resonance techniques to accelerate expertise, peak performance and effectiveness of individuals. 3) Strategic Training Management: Experience-based competitive philosophies and processes to manage large-scale complex learning and knowledge operations to produce proficient workforce. 4) Competitive Instructional Design: Advanced instructional and learning design techniques to deliver higher order complex skills like problem solving, critical thinking, decision making, technical troubleshooting.

Knowledge to Abilities – Are You Differentiating Yourself from the Crowd? (DNA of Mastery Part 1/6)

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Some years back, I got into an interesting discussion with an elderly man- a kind of philosophical discussion. He commented that anyone can be intelligent but few possess wisdom. That was quite a point. From that point onwards, I have been looking at journey of self-assertion and how we view our self on the spectrum of learning. As you engage in continuous learning you keep evolving in your understanding and skill levels and you leap the new levels. The question becomes is where do you stop where you are on this spectrum. Here is some insight into this in this Part-1 of the this post which will be published in 6 parts. Do come back or subscribe this to check for subsequent parts. KNOWLEDGE: Get Competitive Edge By Expanding Your Strategic Knowledge In simple words “knowledge means what you know”. When I was young, I was quite curious about driving cars several years back. I gathered quite a bit of information about different models, … Continue reading

2 things you need to know to Accelerate Personal Expertise: Specialization and ‘One Thing’

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Over the years, one thing which always intrigued me to find what is the most essential ingredient to achieve personal performance that leads to personal expertise. It has been my constant zest to find what drives people to display a breakthrough performance. Over the years, I talked to several different leaders, managers and consultants and all of them view performance and expertise from several different angles. Many of them specified confidence as the essential ingredient and few other said it was communication. While some favored smart work and few others said it was the attitude. 1. Leadership Trap Simplified: Leadership is all about Being Specialist in One When it comes to leadership, one key thing I find is that most of regular professionals and managers doing day-to-day job are already lost in tons of leadership philosophies out there. There are thousand different techniques, methods, guidelines floating around. Did you also … Continue reading

5 Stages of Journey towards True Peak Performance

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Refer back to my blog post on “Can You Achieve True Peak Performance Just by Training and Learning Interventions?” I said that performance is a complex function of learning (certainly not linear). My research reveals that performance vs. learning curve is not a simple bell curve either as I depicted in above blog . If it is a function, then like every function this also bound to have some maxima. I also said that not all cumulative learning of an individual will convert into performance.  In the performance vs. learning function, we found in our research that there were several stages or levels of performance as shown in figure: Stage 1: Crawl Stage of Performance The first level performance comes through training event or the very first learning event. During this event, the performance rises sharply but only to certain level. This is termed as ‘crawl stage’ in which you are yet to … Continue reading

Deliberate Practice of 10000 hours: Can it make you an expert and leader?

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How long does it take for someone to become expert in one particular skill? Something which intrigued me is the expert performance rule found by Ericsson, Krampe & Tesch-Romer (1993). They, kind of postulated that it takes 10,000 hours or 10-years (20 hours for 50 weeks a year for ten years = 10,000) of intense training and ‘deliberate practice’ to become an expert in almost anything. Does it really happen? Maybe yes it happens for chess players, sportsmen, actors, singers, musicians and some public speakers. In simple words, it says practice makes the experts. But what kind of practice? Is it routine practice during routine activities where individual is focussing on incremental improvement? The answer is no. The practice Ericssson proposed was ‘deliberate practice’. They referred ‘Deliberate practice’ as a highly individualized training on tasks selected by a qualified teacher for the purposes of building expertise in an individual. Four components which form the deliberate practice … Continue reading