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  • To Scrum or Not to Scrum: Thoughts on a Different Approach to Instructional Design

    Close your eyes for a second and visualize a relay race. The runners get set in their starting blocks. The gun goes off. The contestants begin running, batons in hand,...

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  • 7 Lies Leaders Love to Tell

    In my 30 years of teaching leadership, the excuses given for doing the wrong thing rarely change. The ingredients for good leadership shift over time. Yet the reasons leaders give...

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  • Clouds Above, Fog Below

    When an organizational change initiative requires new technology, it is easy to focus on the technology at the expense of supporting the employees who will actually be using it. Fairly...

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    Positive Reinforcement in the Workplace

    One of the best ways to motivate a team and produce phenomenal results in the workplace is by using positive reinforcement. When positive reinforcement is used, you focus less on...

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    Corporate Universities: Aligning Learning to the Business

    When learning and development (L&D) gets a seat at the table, it has the opportunity to be at the forefront of change. Developing a Corporate University that aligns learning to...

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  • Playing Your Position: Hurricane Sandy and the Real Reason Training Doesn’t Have a Seat at the Table

    It’s almost impossible to attend a training conference, read a training magazine, participate in a training-based discussion thread, or even have a lunchtime meeting with a training professional without the...

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    Decency, Decorum & Democracy: Quaint, Old-Fashioned Ideas or More Important Than Ever?

    So, the election is over. Most of us have breathed a sigh of relief. Maybe, now we should take a moment or two to think about what we have learned...

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  • Conversation Simulation Shakes Up Management Training

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  • Closing the Training Value Gap with Agile

    In October of 2007, I co-authored an article for Training Industry, Inc. titled "The Training Value Gap." The thesis of the article was that delivering small nuggets of learning incrementally,...

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    How to Use Failure as a Strategic Tool

    Six staff members piled into their leader’s office late in the afternoon, insisting that she listen to their “BIG problem” and assign the necessary blame and, above all, “fix it.”...

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