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Better thinking brings better performance!

Connecting context to content matters and I have discovered along the way that aligning people’s passions with purpose, through the use of learning, brought better results. Learning is not the focus, improving performance and solving the issue in the workflow is. John Hagel’s Learning Pyramid brings a focus on thinking skills based on passion. Tapping … Continue reading

Let’s move past learning kNOW

We have created training departments and many organizations have continued to bring a learning culture and supporting performance to their employees. It’s time to grow again and move into workflow learning where we help people think through the problems towards solutions and learn while they are working, at the point of need and the point … Continue reading

Coaching – it’s where leadership begins

I had an amazing leader once, she later told me she enjoyed how I could make her ideas actually work but what I am forever grateful for is that she gave me a gift of feedback on how I came across – I’ll share with you my #1 strength is focus so when I am … Continue reading

Distance is relative – blend your learning!

I’m working with a client as they move from a face-2-face modality to an online delivery model being driven by the need to deliver a consistent leadership program to a new group of leaders separated by time zones and countries. A key point of contention is how to deliver the content with some pushing for … Continue reading

Microlearning – it’s learning in the flow of work!

More than chunking content or repurposing videos, microlearning is about supporting people and improving performance. Continue reading

Onboarding – It’s more than 1 & Done!

Remember your first day at the new job?  Who knew there were so many benefit options?  And do I put a 0 or a 1 in the tax forms?  But the video from the CEO was interesting and they fed you lunch, right?  “Half of all hourly workers leave new jobs in the first four … Continue reading

Broaden & Build your (learning) way to success

Learning must impact the bottom line, consider that “80% of CEOs surveyed say their top strategy to enable digital transformation is to reskill current employees” (CLO Insight Summit, September2017).  Employers are not finding a talent pool filled with qualified applicants and learning can step up and meet this need to grow a changing and evolving … Continue reading

Leadership & Learning: A Strategic Combination

You are a leader, you are invested in your organization’s success, growth, and stability.  You understand what an ABC analysis is, how to read a balance sheet, and can nod your head when P/E Ratio equations are discussed (more fun terms here). But if you are looking to have an impact on the bottom line … Continue reading

Why should a learning strategy focus on competencies?

Typically learning strategies link learning options ranging from training and professional development to the enterprise-wide business goals and objectives.  A common mistake is to focus these learning options on employees first.  It sounds counter-intuitive but the beginning steps should be on defining the organizational competencies before defining a learning strategy.  A core competency is something … Continue reading

It took a dance for me to see..

You should know I am writing a book framed by the many blog posts I have written about learning, strategy, design, and improving human performance.  About 3 months ago I suddenly couldn’t write a thing.  I found myself using the time to develop project proposals, try new marketing ideas and efforts, and other “stuff” that … Continue reading

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