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Are training & education able to be competent?

For longer than I want to admit I have designed training, educated workforces, and missed the point of identifying competencies needed for performance success. Success meaning when the person performs their role at a consistent high level of quality that is measured and evaluated – not by the multiple choice test taken in class or … 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

Strategically Social is tactically terrific!

I had several personal responses to my last post that can best be summed up as, “me too!”  One person recounted an internal client who had to have a CBT although what really was needed was a job aid the workers could hang on their badge lanyards for quick reference!  It was a reader who … Continue reading

It really comes down to performance…

I been talking with a number of people recently on topics such as creating a community of practice (CoP), expanding professional development programs, and integrating talent management into learning past compliance.  In all of these discussions someone has brought up the need to develop and deliver “training” programs.  When I dig into the question a … Continue reading

Time to reflect, renew, and engage!

Happy 2013 and farewell 12!  I had a year filled with learning, filled with change, and have entered 2013 with a deeper understanding of what matters most (well, to me!) in the world we live in.  As I look forward to this new year I want to share the five key lessons that are defining … Continue reading

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

Failing is the path to success!

I just finished reading Why I Hire People Who Fail and am reflecting on my own past learning moments.  I had a manager at IBM who I was trying to convince that a project I was working on was destined to fail and his words are still with me, “yes it is not needed but … Continue reading

Why is “plan” a bad 4 letter word?

“We need an app for that” is beginning to replace “they need to be trained” as the model of solutions heard in boardrooms and meetings it seems to me.  An unscientific and informal poll of colleagues finds many being pushed or rushing into solutions to reach the masses and doing so without any kind of … Continue reading

Coach to the moment!

I am teaching a class utilizing the teach-back method; this is where each person gives a brief, prepared lesson, utilizing various learning and facilitation strategies with the other students, who then provide written feedback to the individual.  I had one person approach me and request my help in one mannerism and the request was to … Continue reading

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