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Nov 18, 2018
Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 5th largest financial group in the world (as ranked by S&P Global, April 2018) with total assets of over $2.9 trillion (106.2 (JPY) as of March 30, 2018) and 150,000 colleagues in more than 50 countries. In the U.S., we’re 13,000 strong, working together to positively impact every customer, organization, and community we serve. At Union Bank, we aim to be the premier and most-trusted West Coast bank, serving customers with high-touch, local delivery and global capabilities as we leverage our rich, 150-year history. This is all part of our inclusive, high-performing culture supported by competitive Total Rewards, including our cash balance pension plan. Join a team that’s working to fulfill its vision to be the world’s most trusted financial group. Major Responsibilities: The teller position is the main point of contact to service customer transactions in the branch. The teller position has a high degree of interactions with customers and provides a high level of customer service by responding to customer inquiries, processing customer requests, resolving customer issues or referring them to an appropriate party within the branch and making sales referrals. Customer Service Transactions: Performs customer service transactions under general supervision provide outstanding customer service by responding to customer requests and inquiries. Assist the customer with retail transactions. Respond to customer problems or issues and assist the customer in resolving them directly. Escalate more complex problems to the appropriate supervisor or coworker within the branch if unable to resolve directly. Responsible for following and adhering to all bank operational and security policies and procedures including compliance and privacy policies and procedures to maintain customer confidentiality. Maintain cash drawer within prescribed cash limits and meet cash balancing requirements. Conform to all government compliance regulations. Sales Referrals: Identify and recommend appropriate bank services to best meet customers’ needs that result in sales for the branch. Participate in sales promotions and meet monthly sales goals. Other Responsibilities: Participate in training programs that expand job knowledge and understanding and meet compliance requirements. Perform back-up duties such as remote branch capture when necessary. This is a basic level position and is under moderate level of supervision and has the knowledge and skills to complete most task associated with products, services and transactions assigned. Qualifications: Additional Information Skills Required: Must have effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to learn and use branch equipment. Good math, reading, and comprehension abilities. Must enjoy working with customers and employees. Education and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent Typically requires some customer service experience This is a basic level position and is under moderate level of supervision and has the knowledge and skills to complete most task associated with products, services and transactions assigned. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities duties and skills required of personnel so classified. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business. We do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of any protected category. A conviction is not an absolute bar to employment. Factors such as the age of the offense, evidence of rehabilitation, seriousness of violation, and job relatedness are considered in all employment decisions. Additionally, it’s the bank’s policy to only inquire into a candidate’s criminal history after an offer has been made. Federal law prohibits banks from employing individuals who have been convicted of, or received a pretrial diversion for, certain offenses .
Union Bank Bakersfield, CA, USA Part-Time
Nov 18, 2018
Join a bank that’s as committed to your future as you are. At Union Bank, a part of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), we share a vision for our future, we share our successes, and we strive to bring out the best in each other in everything we do. Our diverse colleagues are connected by a common ambition to create change for the better – from forging more dynamic career paths, to driving progress in our communities, to continuously reshaping the standards of financial services. Positive impact starts here; see the change you can make as we strive to become the world’s most trusted financial group. Job Summary: Provide primary shift leadership within a seven-day banking schedule and support the office manager in the attainment of Bank strategic objectives. Supervise and coach the sales team in the absence of the Branch Manager. Develop customer relationships to increase deposit and consumer loans, which will require flexibility and creativity to maximize new business opportunities in a highly visible environment. Major Responsibilities: Support the branch manager in the execution of duties and perform as primary officer as required. Implement branch sales plan, develop branch staff and lead sales activities to achieve branch sales and profitability goals. Administer Bank personnel policy and programs. Participate in recruiting activities for branch. Assist in the development and training of personnel, including performance reviews, giving constructive feedback, and administrating corrective action processes. Maintain personal banking skills and provide leadership in each of the bank's critical customer contact areas. Complete customer transactions at the "teller" window, sell and cross-sell effectively all consumer banking products and services, and proficiently perform aisle selling activities. Ensure that the office is operating in a safe and effective manner and that employees are trained in Bank safety and security policies relating to branch safety, emergency preparedness, and robberies. Qualifications: Additional Information: Requires a thorough knowledge of all Bank products and services, as well as effective communication and sales abilities. A strong background in operations and/or financial services (to include consumer lending) is preferred. Typically requires 2+ years of experience. This position may be subject to SAFE Act Registration Requirements. Pursuant to the SAFE Act requirements, all applicants for employment who will be engaged in residential loan mortgage originations (as defined by the SAFE Act) must register with the federal registry system and maintain a status in good standing under the SAFE Act requirements. If at any time the Bank determines that your position requires SAFE Act registration, you will be required to register and submit to the required SAFE Act background check and registration process. Failure to register successfully or to maintain a status in good standing under the SAFE Act will affect your eligibility for continued employment and may result in your immediate termination. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities duties and skills required of personnel so classified. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business. We do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of any protected category. A conviction is not an absolute bar to employment. Factors such as the age of the offense, evidence of rehabilitation, seriousness of violation, and job relatedness are considered in all employment decisions. Additionally, it's the bank's policy to only inquire into a candidate's criminal history after an offer has been made. Federal law prohibits banks from employing individuals who have been convicted of, or received a pretrial diversion for, certain offenses.
Union Bank Corona, CA, USA Full-Time
Nov 18, 2018
Discover your opportunity with Union Bank® and become a part of one of the world’s leading financial groups. Union Bank is a member of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 5th largest financial group in the world with total assets of over $2.4 trillion (as ranked by SNL Financial, April 2016) and 140,000 colleagues in nearly 50 countries. In the U.S., we’re 13,000 strong, working together to positively impact every customer, organization, and community we serve. At Union Bank, we aim to be the premier and most-trusted West Coast bank, serving customers with high-touch, local delivery and global capabilities as we leverage our rich, 150-year history. This is all part of our inclusive, high-performing culture supported by competitive Total Rewards, including our cash balance pension plan. Join a team that’s working to fulfill its vision to be the world’s most trusted financial group. Major Responsibilities The teller position is the main point of contact to service customer transactions in the branch. The teller position has a high degree of interactions with customers and provides a high level of customer service by responding to customer inquiries, processing customer requests, resolving customer issues or referring them to an appropriate party within the branch and making sales referrals. Customer Service Transactions: Performs customer service transactions under general supervision provide outstanding customer service by responding to customer requests and inquiries. Assist the customer with retail transactions. Respond to customer problems or issues and assist the customer in resolving them directly. Escalate more complex problems to the appropriate supervisor or coworker within the branch if unable to resolve directly. Responsible for following and adhering to all bank operational and security policies and procedures including compliance and privacy policies and procedures to maintain customer confidentiality. Maintain cash drawer within prescribed cash limits and meet cash balancing requirements. Conform to all government compliance regulations. Sales Referrals: Identify and recommend appropriate bank services to best meet customers’ needs that result in sales for the branch. Participate in sales promotions and meet monthly sales goals. Other Responsibilities: Participate in training programs that expand job knowledge and understanding and meet compliance requirements. Perform back-up duties such as remote branch capture when necessary. This is a basic level position and is under moderate level of supervision and has the knowledge and skills to complete most task associated with products, services and transactions assigned. Qualifications: Additional Information Skills Required: Must have effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to learn and use branch equipment. Good math, reading, and comprehension abilities. Must enjoy working with customers and employees. Education and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent Typically requires some customer service experience\ This is a basic level position and is under moderate level of supervision and has the knowledge and skills to complete most task associated with products, services and transactions assigned. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities duties and skills required of personnel so classified. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business. We do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of any protected category. A conviction is not an absolute bar to employment. Factors such as the age of the offense, evidence of rehabilitation, seriousness of violation, and job relatedness are considered in all employment decisions. Additionally, it’s the bank’s policy to only inquire into a candidate’s criminal history after an offer has been made. Federal law prohibits banks from employing individuals who have been convicted of, or received a pretrial diversion for, certain offenses .
Union Bank Redmond, WA, USA Part-Time
Nov 18, 2018
Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 5th largest financial group in the world (as ranked by S&P Global, April 2018) with total assets of over $2.9 trillion (106.2 (JPY) as of March 30, 2018) and 150,000 colleagues in more than 50 countries. In the U.S., we’re 13,000 strong, working together to positively impact every customer, organization, and community we serve. At Union Bank, we aim to be the premier and most-trusted West Coast bank, serving customers with high-touch, local delivery and global capabilities as we leverage our rich, 150-year history. This is all part of our inclusive, high-performing culture supported by competitive Total Rewards, including our cash balance pension plan. Join a team that’s working to fulfill its vision to be the world’s most trusted financial group. Job Summary Reporting to the Branch Manager, the Branch Service Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of day-to-day branch operations with an emphasis on risk mitigation, regulatory compliance and maximization of sales referrals. Provide leadership to a team of sales and service professionals to meet and exceed sales goals and provide a consistent positive customer experience. This position is also responsible for a variety of duties focused on the development of new business, as well as retaining and expanding current relationships with customers. Depending on the office assigned, may be responsible for service management of specialty segments such as Priority, Cash and Save etc. Major Responsibilities : Under guidance and direction from the Branch Manager, the Branch Service Manager will be responsible for: 30% Branch Operations /Risk Management/Compliance Partnering with the Branch Manager in training and supporting risk mitigation activities. Ensure understanding, knowledge and adherence to operating policies, procedures and regulatory requirements of branch staff. Effectively resolve problems, exceptions, and account adjustments. Approve or disapprove transactions within assigned authority limits. Transaction approval limits may vary based on branch level and complexity. Assist in managing personnel and operating expenses. Leverage workforce planning tools to optimize staffing. Security Coordinator for the branch. 25% Customer Service Lead, monitor and coach branch employees to deliver a consistent positive customer experience. Resolve customer issues and complaints in a timely, professional and effective manner. Act as liaison with other support areas of the Bank to resolve customer issues. When necessary, may be required to perform activities related to other branch positions (e.g. cash handling). 20% Training/Coaching Staff Assist in creating and managing a strong sales, service and operations culture, fostering an environment in which all branch employees excel and achieve scorecard goals. Coach and monitor staff to ensure consistent performance expectations are achieved. Provide ongoing guidance, coaching and training to branch employees to ensure they are able to perform their job effectively. Provide cross-training opportunities and direction for the career growth and development of employees. Partner with Branch Manager in the hiring and performance management of staff. 25% Sales Management Activities Coach tellers to effectively identify quality referral opportunities and refer appropriately. Maximize sales growth by developing and participating in customer acquisition and retention programs. Manage customer retention program and conduct retention calls and visits regularly. Open new consumer and business accounts as required by branch traffic and/or staffing. Represent the Bank by participating in local community activities. The Branch Service Manager will assume overall responsibility for the branch in the absence of the Branch Manager. Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned. Qualifications: Additional Information : Typically requires 5+ years’ branch operations experience including management Requires strong sales and service orientation and the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management and clients Excellent leadership, interpersonal and coaching skills Working knowledge and experience with compliance regulations Thorough knowledge of banking practices, products and services. This position may be subject to SAFE Act Registration Requirements. Pursuant to the SAFE Act requirements, all applicants for employment who will be engaged in residential loan mortgage originations (as defined by the SAFE Act) must register with the federal registry system and maintain a status in good standing under the SAFE Act requirements. If at any time the Bank determines that your position requires SAFE Act registration, you will be required to register and to submit to the required SAFE Act background check and registration process. Failure to register successfully or to maintain a status in good standing under the SAFE Act will affect your eligibility for continued employment and may result in your immediate termination. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business. We do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of any protected category. A conviction is not an absolute bar to employment. Factors such as the age of the offense, evidence of rehabilitation, seriousness of violation, and job relatedness are considered in all employment decisions. Additionally, it’s the bank’s policy to only inquire into a candidate’s criminal history after an offer has been made. Federal law prohibits banks from employing individuals who have been convicted of, or received a pretrial diversion for, certain offenses .
Union Bank San Diego, CA, USA Full-Time

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Yes, the Machines Are Coming--But We Can Outsmart Them. Here's How. As technology advances, many jobs will go away while others rise up and take their place. Problem is, our current higher education system is not helping young people develop the skills they will need to thrive in tomorrow's workforce. Danny Iny reveals what we can do about it. by Danny Iny Washington, D.C. - Lately there's been lots of fearful speculation about machines putting people out of work. An oft-quoted 2013 Oxford University whitepaper forecasts that 47 percent of jobs could be lost to technology over the next 20 years. Scary, if you don't like change (and who does?). The good news is there are some things machines can't do as well as humans (or at all)--critical thinking, the ability to innovate and solve problems, the ability to communicate, collaborate, and practice other "soft skills"--and it's possible to systematically learn them. But Danny Iny says there's also some bad news: Our colleges aren't teaching these skills. "If higher education exists to train tomorrow's workforce, it's failing woefully," says Iny, author of Leveraged Learning: How the Disruption of Education Helps Lifelong Learners and Experts with Something to Teach (Ideapress Publishing, October 2018, ISBN: 978-1-940-85869-2, $24.95) and CEO of the online business education company Mirasee. "Colleges are good at imparting raw knowledge, but they're not helping students master the skills employers are looking for in new hires. Nor are they instilling desirable traits like work ethic and resilience." Consider that New York University researchers Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa found that 45 percent of students showed "exceedingly small or empirically nonexistent" gains in critical thinking, complex reasoning, and written communication during their first two years of college, and 36 percent showed no improvement over the entire four years of their education. Their conclusion: "They might graduate, but they are failing to develop the higher-order cognitive skills that are widely assumed college students should master."1 Here's the bottom line: If our workforce is to be disrupted, so must our education system. And that has huge implications for everyone from students to educators to industry leaders. Once the education bubble bursts, Iny believes our current post-high school path will change dramatically. He predicts it will be replaced by a lifelong path that begins with one or two years of foundational and niche-focused "last mile" education--either taken separately or bundled together--with four more years of continuing education spread over the rest of our careers. "Top universities will likely play a role in this future education system, though they may consolidate," predicts Iny. "Staffing firms may join them. And the third player in this disruption will be comprised of the vast numbers of experts on the front lines of their respective fields." So what do we need to do to prepare for the changing realities of the workforce and the education system that supports it? Iny offers the following advice for various audiences: STUDENTS (AND PARENTS) Think very carefully before investing in a traditional four-year college. It's incredibly expensive, leaves students burdened with crushing debt loads, and certainly doesn't guarantee a great job in one's field. (According to the U.S. Census Bureau (June 2018 report), while only 3.7 percent of recent college grads age 22-27 are unemployed, a whopping 42.2 percent are underemployed.) The good news is there are tons of alternatives you may not have considered. "You could choose a hybrid program like the one offered by Minerva Schools at KGI," says Iny. "You could do free work to gain experience or look for internships and apprenticeships. Or if you're set on going to a four-year college, you could start at a community college to get the first half of your education for a much better price." If you do go to college, deliberately work to master the skills employers care about. Iny says that in an ideal world, the most desirable workforce skills--critical thinking, creativity, and fortitude (a.k.a. grit: the tendency not to give up when you hit roadblocks)--would be honed in the classroom. In most traditional college classes, this is not the case, but Iny says students can and should take steps to develop these qualities on their own. Parents, work to develop emotional intelligence, soft skills, and "grit" in your kids. In a world where computers and smart robots can do most tasks--and where knowledge is just a Google search away--it's no wonder employers now place a premium on the skills technology can't do. Employees who can innovate, communicate, and work well in teams are and will continue to be in high demand. So get purposeful about instilling these qualities in your kids. "For example, have safe, meaningful conversations with kids on a regular basis to help them develop emotional intelligence," suggests Iny. "Talk about how important it is to notice how other people are feeling and modify one's behavior accordingly. As for fostering grit and resilience, hold kids to commitments even if they don't feel like keeping them. Even fun activities like going on tough hikes together can help them develop fortitude." EDUCATORS Stay as active and involved in your field of expertise as possible. As a teacher and expert, your imperative is to stay current in your field, empower your students, and be well rewarded in the process. Read the news and the journals, follow the thought leaders, and do the occasional project or two. Without ongoing exposure, it's just a matter of time until you get left behind. Don't stop at knowledge. Layer insight and fortitude into your curriculum, and teach your students how to get where they need to go, with the 4 Cs identified by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.2 It can be a tightrope act to strike the balance between giving students everything they need, but not so much that they need not ask questions or reach their own conclusions. Find or create an environment that gives you freedom to innovate--whether that means teaching elsewhere or putting out your own shingle as an educator entrepreneur. If you choose the latter, Iny says a good place to start is one of the Course Building Bootcamps offered by his company, Mirasee. BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS Stop perpetuating the "degree as table stakes" myth. Take a hard look at what really leads to success and performance, recognizing that university degrees aren't the key, and revising your job postings to reflect the stuff that actually matters. You won't be the first in doing so; in 2015 Ernst & Young professional services in the United Kingdom removed degree classification from its hiring criteria, citing a lack of evidence that university success correlated with job performance. 3 Similarly, Laszlo Bock, former head of people operations at Google, went on record saying that grades in degree programs are "worthless as a criteria for hiring" 4--and currently as much as 14 percent of employees on some Google teams never attended college. 5 Make sure your training is structured in a way that helps employees learn in the most effective way possible. Learning has three steps, says Iny: There's the consumption of ideas, there's the application of them (getting your hands dirty), and there's feedback around what's working and what's not. Most companies have traditionally focused on consumption in their training and will need to shift more toward application and feedback. This is where insight is developed. Also, it's important that your learning is designed to support fortitude, which is necessary if employees are to work through challenges and get to where they want to go. Explore how you can leverage existing expert talent within your organization to cultivate other employees. These days it's crucial to create and nurture a culture of constant learning and growth inside your company. It's the only way you'll be able to keep up with the technological, economic, and consumer behavior changes that continuously disrupt industries. The good news is there may be people already on staff who can share their expertise with others--as long as you have a good training framework in place that makes it easy for them to transfer their skills and best practices. "The human mind and spirit can do amazing things when they're properly educated and set free in a workplace that values ongoing learning and growth," notes Iny. "No machine can replicate our ability to connect and create. But we all need to rethink how we're educating the minds of tomorrow, so that we can contribute to and create a workforce that lives up to its potential." 1. "Failing to develop higher-order cognitive skills." In their 2011 book Academically Adrift , Arum and Roksa discuss how college students are failing to develop the higher-order cognitive skills that they need to succeed. 2. 4 Cs: Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity.These 21st Century Skills are highlighted in chapter 4 of Wojcicki and Izumi's Moonshots in Education. 3. Weak correlation between university success and job performance. This data is shared by Ryan Craig in chapter 3 of A New U. 4. " Grades are worthless as a criteria for hiring. " As reported in a 2013 New York Times article 5. 14 percent of employees on some Google teams never attended college. As reported by Ryan Craig in chapter 3 of A New U. Three "New Economy" Skills to Master Before You Graduate College Excerpted from Leveraged Learning: How the Disruption of Education Helps Lifelong Learners and Experts with Something to Teach (Ideapress Publishing, October 2018, ISBN: 978-1-940-85869-2, $24.95) by Danny Iny With technology taking over many jobs--not just predictable physical work but, increasingly, "knowledge" jobs like accounting, real estate, and even many tasks previously done by lawyers--certain higher-level skills are in high demand by employers. Skills like problem solving. Innovation. The ability to communicate, collaborate, and empathize. And as always, employers increasingly want candidates with grit and the strong work ethic that comes with it. But Danny Iny, author of Leveraged Learning, says college isn't doing a great job at instilling these traits. That's why he recommends that students purposely take steps to master the skills valued by today's employers. Here are his top three: SKILL 1: CRITICAL THINKING. We don't make the best decisions we can with the information we have. We make the best decisions we can with the inferences that we draw from the information we have. This is the stuff of critical thinking, defined by the Foundation for Critical Thinking as "that mode of thinking--about any subject, content, or problem--in which the thinker improves the quality of his or her thinking by skillfully analyzing, assessing, and reconstructing it."1 It's no surprise that a 2013 study shows that 93 percent of employers value thinking critically over an undergraduate degree.2 HOW TO MASTER IT: Be selective when choosing both the college courses you take, as well as the instructors. Opt for smaller class sizes, discussion-based curriculum, and courses where you get to engage with the instructor (not teacher assistants) as much as possible. Choose courses that require engagement (far beyond attendance and turning in assignments) and test based on extended response versus single answer. Finally, make a habit of utilizing office hours with the instructor, by asking thoughtful questions and discussing topics that foster conversation. SKILL 2: CREATIVITY. Businesses want creative thinkers because it opens doors and fuels innovation. Keith Sawyer's book Zig Zag describes creativity as a process that starts with a small idea that cannot change the world on its own. Sawyer goes on to explain that in the creative life, you have small ideas every week, day, and even every hour. The essence of the creative process involves bringing those ideas together over time. 3 If you can harness that creativity, you will be valuable to the businesses of the future--but doing this requires incubation. "Remember that even the most creative people can't generate great ideas on command," says Iny. "The 'aha!' moment requires that the right stage be set, and that enough time be dedicated to the incubation of the eventual insight. Incubation is the time that creates the shell and context in which creativity can be cultivated." HOW TO MASTER IT: Not only should you consistently be planning, preparing, and working creatively on your various school projects, you should also schedule intentional time for the incubation of ideas. "The key here is to prepare well up front through research and understanding what the problem is," says Iny. "Then, it's crucial for you not to dive into final solutions too quickly. Sit with the problem for a while until you reach the eventual insight you need. Incubation can occur in a wide variety of ways, like scheduled fun or downtime, sports and exercise, or relaxing walks." SKILL 3: FORTITUDE. Merriam Webster defines fortitude as the strength of mind that enables a person to encounter danger or bear pain or adversity with courage. It may sound dramatic, but pain and adversity come in many forms: both in college and in the workplace. The point is that when faced with these roadblocks, some people quit while others continue striving. This ability to keep going is valuable to employers, who want workers who can think and problem-solve without giving up or asking a supervisor for help at every turn. "What's different about those who succeed both in college and in the workplace is that they possess certain non-cognitive capacities," says Iny. "These include motivation, perseverance, time management skills, work habits, and the ability to ask for feedback and support. These qualities make whatever intelligence we have useful and practical. It's not enough to be brilliant and work on a problem for five minutes, then give up. It's much better to be reasonably smart and keep trying new approaches after your first attempt stalls." HOW TO MASTER IT: There are a couple tools you can use to develop fortitude. The first is motivation. Think carefully to identify what intrinsically motivates you in terms of a major goal you have (such as attending all classes, graduating early, or losing some weight). Write down your motivations and revisit them daily or weekly to help you connect back to why you have this goal in the first place. Another helpful tool is mindfulness. This isn't mindfulness in the spiritual sense, says Iny. Instead, it is a mindfulness of your intentions, attention, and attitude around everything you say and do, and mindfulness around how your day goes (a model developed by Shauna Shapiro and Linda Carlson). 4 "A mindful learner is able to relate openly and flexibly to the diversity of experiences that come with learning new skills--taking in stride whatever problems, challenges, or feelings of 'stuckness' arise," writes Iny. "When faced with distractions, they think clearly about what really matters and what must be set aside." 1. Definition of Critical Thinking. This comes from CriticalThinking.org . 2. Critical thinking vs. degree. As noted in Minerva University's book Building the Intentional University, 93% of employers are more interested in their potential hires critical thinking skills than the presence of a university degree. 3. "Creativity is not mysterious." Keith Sawyer explains in his book Zig Zag that creative people lean on routine in their day-to-day that foster creative behavior and output. 4. Three elements of mindfulness. Psychologists Shauna Shapiro and Linda Carlson discuss their three mechanisms of mindfulness in a research article printed in the Journal of Clinical Psychology in 2006 . About the Author:   Danny Iny is the author of Leveraged Learning: How the Disruption of Education Helps Lifelong Learners and Experts with Something to Teach. He is a lifelong entrepreneur, best-selling author, and CEO of the online business education company Mirasee. Best known for his value-driven approach to business, his nine published books include Engagement from Scratch!, The Audience Revolution, and two editions of Teach and Grow Rich. Danny's work is followed by over 100,000 experts and professionals across various outreach channels (email, social media, blog, column on Inc.com, etc.), and over the course of 2015, 2016, and 2017, they've invested over $10 million toward training on the Leveraged Learning opportunity through his books and acclaimed courses, such as the Course Builder's Laboratory. For more information, please visit www.mirasee.com . About the Book:   Leveraged Learning: How the Disruption of Education Helps Lifelong Learners and Experts with Something to Teach (Ideapress Publishing, October 2018, ISBN: 978-1-940-85869-2, $24.95) is available from major online booksellers.  
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