March 2015

ESL Business Teacher Articles: Successful People

Success People. We all admire them. We see them in the news, on TV, in magazines, and so on. We tend to want to be just like them. If they can do it, then why can’t I? They are human just like you and I so what separates them from us. Is the answer a silver bullet? Likely not.

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • What your definition of success is
  • Who is successful around you
  • What a successful and not successful person is
  • What attributes make us successful
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: The Way You Show Up

The way we show up in life is incredibly important today. We know the saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” but unfortunately, humans tend to judge anyways making first impressions important or it will be a hurdle to get over to build relationships.

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • What do you think of first impressions
  • How do we show up currently
  • What are good and bad ways to show up
  • What are influence factors
  • What is the DISC model
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: Do the Work

How do we succeed in life? There are many paths to doing so. The focus of this topic is about what it means to do the work. The daily grind can be extremely mundane but with perseverance and lots of overtime, we can achieve great success. Do you agree? Is it really proven so? Do our role models set such an example? What then does it mean to have a work life balance?

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • What doing the work means
  • What is your daily grind like
  • Does it make sense to work so hard
  • How you currently show up versus how to show up
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: Leader Attributes

Leader attributes are important in the workplace as everyone knows. The question for discussion with your ESL client here is how do you become one. Looking to Jim Rohn, we learn seven attributes to leadership. There seems to be a fine balance between being a leader and tipping over to becoming something not desirable.

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • What¬†leadership is
  • What the difference is between a boss and a leader
  • Seven attributes of a leader are
  • How you currently show up versus how to show up
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: Hyperloop Concept

The Hyperloop concept is an impressive idea and very futuristic.  Like many ideas, it is just an idea. However, Elon Musk seems to be make all effort to turn this into a reality. Is it possible and even worth doing? There appear to be many challenges from safety risks to funding issues. Can he get over these hurdles? How will the government respond to building such a system as it would cut across many private homes and businesses? There even limitations at this point as to how many passengers it will hold.

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • What the Hyperloop concept is
  • What the impact of the Hyperloop will have on society
  • Who Elon Musk is and what he is changing in the world
  • Future technology ideas
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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