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It takes a team!

Recently I attended an Oireachtas, a very specialized Irish dance competition.  Usually the competitions, a feis, features individuals competing and there were individuals dancing here too however the focus of this event is on teams competing with very detailed and complex dances.  The Oireachtas occurs once a year so the challenge is to bring individuals … Continue reading

MOOCs may be missing the mark(et)!

MOOCs are all the rage lately, degree options are available thru these Massive Open Online Courses that are focused at classes of thousands, interactions among the participants and all kinds of resources available to you via your browser.  Depending on the platform and design MOOCs can combine synchronous as well as asynchronous delivery and can … Continue reading

What are the competencies we need to succeed in the future?

We use the term, we include in job descriptions but what is this “competency” stuff and what will it include for future learning and performance professionals to succeed in the next 5-10 years?  I am excited to lead a session at the Learning Solutions Conference in March focused on Who Is the Next-gen Worker (and … 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

“i” have been touched!

I am watching 10 yro’s with new iTouches and must admit that this beats being able to thread a 16mm Graflex (another day’s story) especially as I observed a clothing discussion that turned to checking the weather to make the best choice!  I admit, I was a tad resistant until I read of the speech … Continue reading

Enabled, Engaged, Empowered!

I had the pleasure of going to parent-teacher conferences recently and was very interested to observe a recording of one child’s reading prowess played on the teacher’s iPad.   It wasn’t that long ago that school’s banned cell phones and laptops from the classroom however I was pleased to see technology being used to enhance the … Continue reading

How do you define success? And where does it take place?

Let me begin by admitting that I am not a big fan of training and education – heresy you might say but let me put this into context.    I am into helping people succeed; I am focused on creating seamless solutions to success.  This is where I believe traditional L&D is failing for we should … Continue reading

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