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Personalization on the Manufacturing Floor

It is ALWAYS all about me. We can picture our kids saying this, we can stereotype millennials who want this, and if we are honest with ourselves, we can admit that we all want some element of our learning journey

Leading Future of Work Transformations: The Five Key Strategy Elements

There is a lot of speculation about what the future of work will look like, feel like, and function like. We are already experiencing dramatic shifts in the way we work, being driven and enabled by new digital-experience platforms and

Our Best of 2018

We made it! The year 2019 is here and while each new year holds promise and a vision for what success looks like, this potential for success can only be reached by setting the RIGHT goals that align strategy with

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…for Strategic Planning

Rarely does any battle plan survive contact with the enemy. And in business, this is also true—unpredictable market forces interact in such a way that can quickly render a plan obsolete. This is true of one year, horizon one, planning,

Let It Show! Let It Show! Let It Show!

“Oh the weather outside is frightful But the fire is so delightful And since we’ve no place to go Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow” Be ready or be snowed in. Are you a person who loves

Have a Holly Jolly… Performance Review?

The first time I wrote about performance management, more than a decade ago, “Death, Taxes, and Performance Management” was a fitting title. At the time, I argued that all three topics conjured up images of unavoidable misery, paperwork, and delicate

Webinar Q&A | Learning Trends for 2019: Voice of our customer

Over the past several years, many learning trends have emerged that continue to impact the market for professional development and lifelong learning. Advances in learning technologies and methodologies provide new opportunities for L&D to design and deliver meaningful learning experiences

The 12 Days of Learning…or Longer…Just Space It Out

On the first day of learning, my trainer gave to me…a class. On the second day of learning, my trainer gave to me…a survey based on my experience.  On the third of learning, my trainer gave to me…nothing… Wait…what? That’s

Silver Bells: Five Tips to Help You Avoid the Shiny Object Syndrome

Ring-a-ling, hear them ring, soon it will be orientation day. Bing Crosby may not have been referring to training and development in his duet with Carol Richards, but as the industry snows down on us with all the shiny new

I’m Dreaming of a Motivating Leader

I’m dreaming of a motivating manager just like the ones I used to know. During the holidays, does that motivating manager have to be a dream? A wistfulness for someone to emerge and provide the encouragement to help others do

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