Thanks to Sergio Bogazzi (you can follow him on Twitter), I discovered the beautiful video you see below,

It explain how we tag learning experiences (and not only those moments) with an emotional part that the author of the video calls “Affective Context”: this is way we tend to remember from school odd or good teachers / moments or friends more than what we were supposed to learn 🙂 . I love the sentence:

Learning is not Knowledge Transfer

Some of these ideas can be found also in the work of John Medina, and in his books Brain Rules and Brain Rules for Babies.

Effective learning is a matter of communication (that’s why e-learning sucks) and then of  “gut”, but also management is a matter of communication so how could you use this “Affective Context” for being a better manager, coach, leader?