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Business is changing – are we keeping up?

Over six years ago Sir Ken Robinson proposed a education system that would nurture rather than, as he states, “kill creativity”.  This idea is around exploring, learning as you go, and experimenting alone as well as in groups; business is following this path even if they don’t know it.  Harold Jarche wrote recently that the … Continue reading

LCMS – I’m over and done!

I break with thee oh old LCMS – enough!  As we move to support people at the point of need the key focus should be on the tools that help identify the need first and then guide the solution to those in search.  ~95% of an employee’s time is not spent in training, they are … Continue reading

Leadership – ways we work, live, and grow by

I am fascinated by people, confused and bemused as well!  A key focus in learning is developing people and I am delving into leaders, the impact one can make and how organizations grow and evolve.  Fairly recently a leader in an organization was defined by their department or division and this role had relatively clear … Continue reading

Life is but a game – right?

Did you see the USA Today article about potato chip maker Popchips marketing via mobile games?  Collaborating with Kiip (developer of smartphone apps) they created games that result in winning free bags of chips!  I wrote about gamification recently (It’s all fun and games until you lose…) and many of the articles focus on having … Continue reading

Who you going to call? Or text? Or Google?

If your first response was “Ghostbusters” I understand however according to a Pew Internet study 88% of adults have cell phones with ~half of them being smart phones.  So odds are pretty good you aren’t calling anyone however you may be tuning into the resources you have collected that you feel are important to you.  … Continue reading

Effective Performance is also efficient

Have you ever had the discussion with a client from a business unit that sounds like, “look, I need a 4 hour class and I can tell them all they will need to know…”?  And the kicker, “and we’ll videotape it so others can watch it later”!   How can we get the conversation started that … Continue reading

It’s all fun and games until you lose…

… your position in first!  I look forward to our family ski trips and a fun activity is checking our daily stats on “Epic Mix”.  Lots of facts and all kinds of fun awards for riding the chairlift “x” number of times, going down a run or racking up vertical – it is all a … Continue reading

So how are you doing work?

Tools, technology, technique… yes and trust.  As we work in a mobile, and ever increasing, global world the challenge I face is understanding who I am working with.  There is a name on an org chart however, that does not a relationship make.  Harold Jarche recently stated the “bigger change to manage is getting people … Continue reading

Strategically Social…

Strategy is more than a formal plan for me; it manifests itself as a consistency in behavior.  Being strategic helps me look for patterns to guide my decisions, both personally and in work.  Here is where we should be tapping into social tools by tracking and trending topics and conversations, in this way strategic learning … Continue reading

Motivation is more than money

Recently I was invited to observe a team meeting and the leader, who is new to the organization.  The team had quietly expanded the service to their user community, with demonstrable results and tangible metrics, despite some challenging technology issues and little management support or direction.  Questions were asked and the team began to generate … Continue reading

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