Performance Improvement

Apr 5, 2010

How to Talk Learning To Business

Does your business value learning? A lot of smart people have asked that question. A Gallup Management Journal article from a couple of years ago addressed it well. However, if you read the article, you’ll discover that the value of learning to the business in question was in how it affected performance. So, ask yourself that question again: does your business value learning? Or do they value performance, and just see learning as one of many ways to achieve it? Have you ever walked away from a learning discussion with an issue owner in your business, feeling frustrated? Because he or she just didn’t get it? And you wished you could...

Does your business value learning? A lot of smart people have asked that question. A Gallup Management Journal article from a couple...

Apr 1, 2010

Transformative Learning, Part 5: The Value of Reflection

Last night, I attended an ASTD Corporate SIG meeting where a panel of speakers shared their talent management and development best practices....

Last night, I attended an ASTD Corporate SIG meeting where a panel of speakers shared their talent management and development best practices....

Mar 30, 2010

The Leadership Litmus Test

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy...

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy...

Mar 22, 2010

Virtual Immersive Environments: From Theory to Practice, Part 3: The View from IBM

[This article explores the impact that IBM has had on the use of VIEs in business. Today’s entry is the first of...

[This article explores the impact that IBM has had on the use of VIEs in business. Today’s entry is the first of...

Mar 12, 2010

Why Sell Yourself Short? Position the Business Value of Your Work

Performance improvement begins with business goals. What are the strategic priorities of the organization? How do the tasks I perform in my...

Performance improvement begins with business goals. What are the strategic priorities of the organization? How do the tasks I perform in my...

Feb 15, 2010

Virtual Immersive Environments: From Theory to Practice, Part 2: A Matter of Life and Death

[This is part 2 of series that started here. I met Dr. Glynn Cavin at this year’s ASTD TechKnowledge conference. He shared...

[This is part 2 of series that started here. I met Dr. Glynn Cavin at this year’s ASTD TechKnowledge conference. He shared...

Feb 12, 2010

A is for Analysis; Analysis of What?

I was asked a question the other day that made me pause before responding. The question was: “Where does the performance consulting...

I was asked a question the other day that made me pause before responding. The question was: “Where does the performance consulting...

Jan 31, 2010

No Such Thing as a Difficult Client: 5 Quick Tips

Establish common ground. What business-relevant goals do you and your client have in common? Start by acknowledging a shared interest. Focus on...

Establish common ground. What business-relevant goals do you and your client have in common? Start by acknowledging a shared interest. Focus on...

Jan 21, 2010

Relationship Building Tips

In his book Relationship Economics, David Nour urges us to think strategically about our business relationships. A significant component of that strategy,...

In his book Relationship Economics, David Nour urges us to think strategically about our business relationships. A significant component of that strategy,...

Jan 14, 2010

Learning in 3D: A Training Manager’s View

If you’re a Learning Manager or Training Manager for a corporation, the following scenario may strike you. You’re at your desk and...

If you’re a Learning Manager or Training Manager for a corporation, the following scenario may strike you. You’re at your desk and...

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