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Oct 29, 2009

Becoming a Business Partner: Tip # 1 – Know your Client Inside and Out

by Sherry Engel So how do we get to the point that we know the client so well that we become a part of their trusted team? To become a trusted partner, we must think business, not learning. How can we help our clients meet their business goals and objectives? What challenges are they facing in the industry and/or marketplace? What metrics are on their scorecard? How do you get insight into this type of information? There are many ways to really get to know your client. Here are some quick tips! Research the industry and marketplace – check out GlobalEDGE for industry profiles, or Hoovers for background on specific organizations...

by Sherry Engel So how do we get to the point that we know the client so well that we become a...

Oct 22, 2009

Even Superheroes need a CAPE

In a world filled with acronyms, I apologize for creating another– although, to be fair, I created this one a while ago....

In a world filled with acronyms, I apologize for creating another– although, to be fair, I created this one a while ago....

Oct 22, 2009

Transformative Learning: Part 2, Applying Transformative Learning

by Dawn Francis, Ed.D. In my earlier post, we defined what transformative learning was. Your next question is probably, “so what is...

by Dawn Francis, Ed.D. In my earlier post, we defined what transformative learning was. Your next question is probably, “so what is...

Oct 21, 2009

Conversations with Clark

I’m blessed to know some of the smartest people in this industry. My friend Clark Aldrich pinged me today to take a...

I’m blessed to know some of the smartest people in this industry. My friend Clark Aldrich pinged me today to take a...

Oct 16, 2009

Becoming a Business Partner Tip # 4: Link Learning and Performance Interventions to Business Impact

by Sherry Engel According to an ROI Institute study of Fortune 500 CEOs, 96 percent of executives want to see the business...

by Sherry Engel According to an ROI Institute study of Fortune 500 CEOs, 96 percent of executives want to see the business...

Oct 16, 2009

Transformative Learning: Part 1, An Overview

You may have noticed that I’m presenting a paper in November at the 8th International Transformative Learning Conference. You might be wondering:...

You may have noticed that I’m presenting a paper in November at the 8th International Transformative Learning Conference. You might be wondering:...

Oct 9, 2009

Virtual Worlds and the Hype Cycle

When Gartner announced their recent report on virtual worlds and business a few days ago, I rather cynically tweeted: “Gartner reports on...

When Gartner announced their recent report on virtual worlds and business a few days ago, I rather cynically tweeted: “Gartner reports on...

Oct 7, 2009

Learning Partner or Business Partner?

Learning Director, Performance Consultant, Training Partner…is your title similar to any of these? How does your client view you…as a learning partner...

Learning Director, Performance Consultant, Training Partner…is your title similar to any of these? How does your client view you…as a learning partner...

Sep 28, 2009

Why a blog?

Okay, I admit when I titled this post, I couldn’t help but think of the famous “Why a Duck?” scene from the...

Okay, I admit when I titled this post, I couldn’t help but think of the famous “Why a Duck?” scene from the...

Feb 13, 2009

Creating Informal Learning Opportunities for Business Professionals, Part 1

Peter Henschel, former director of the Institute for Research on Learning (IRL), said: “People are learning all the time, in varied settings...

Peter Henschel, former director of the Institute for Research on Learning (IRL), said: “People are learning all the time, in varied settings...

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