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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

Deck the Halls and the Secret to Engaging Learners

The holiday season is upon us, which also means the shopping season has begun. This is the time of year advertisers declare open season on consumers. From targeted social media ads online to the twinkling store retail displays, advertisers are

All I Want for the Holidays is Fun Compliance Training

I don’t want a lot for the holidays there is one thing I can’t stand. All those boring compliance trainings underneath my learning plan. I don’t need another policy or eSigning on the dotted line. It doesn’t mean I read

Software Updates Are Coming to Town: And You Should Probably Have a Training Maintenance Plan

They might come when you are sleeping, they might come when you’re awake, but software updates are most definitely coming to town. In the glory days of floppy disks and even CDs, software updates usually needed to be installed manually

When It Comes to Priorities, Less Is More

Our recent leadership research revealed that leaders of leaders need less in order to do more. At first glance, this stated desire for fewer priorities could look like a desire to shirk responsibilities. What it really signals is that leaders

The Sweet Spot for Learning Simulations

Last week I had an opportunity to consult with a colleague on an e-learning solution for a life sciences company. The company is implementing HCM software—a classic implementation challenge involving  a wide range of users and job tasks. Most users

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