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    Wednesday, March 14, 2018
    We’ve been overlooking the potential of half the population. It’s time to get more women in leadership, and start reaping the benefits for everyone.2018 is going to be the year of women! Or at least, that’s what CNN, Huffington Post, ...
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    Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    We’ve all heard the cliché before: Don’t burn bridges.When we say that, we mean that when we leave a job, we should not do things that will cause the people there to remember us poorly. In general, this is good ...
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    Thursday, April 6, 2017
    We are all witness to disruptive changes in the landscape of work—both its definition and its level of technological augmentation are constantly being rewritten. And these changes are only accelerating.   McKinsey research has shown that by using currently available ...
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    Monday, May 22, 2017
    A session in The Global HRD Community Theater at ATD 2017 highlighted trends influencing talent development professionals from all over the world. If you missed the event, here are some insights I shared during the event.  The world is getting more similar ...
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    Wednesday, January 24, 2018
    I’ve taught the ASTD E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate Program for a number of years now. One of the greatest takeaways for the participants, I have found, is how empowering it can be to realize the significant impact each of us ...
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    Wednesday, February 21, 2018
    Traditional instructional design models are based on systems thinking, a paradigm that promotes an analytical mindset. But our work also requires innovation and creativity. Enter design thinking, a human-centered, collaborative, and iterative approach for deeply understanding an audience and their ...
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    Monday, April 27, 2015
    Shortly after the Berlin Wall fell, Leonid Kravchuk took the oath of office as the democratically elected leader of the Ukraine. In commenting on his new leadership position he said, “Yesterday, we stood on the edge of a great precipice. ...
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    Monday, March 26, 2018
    Are you responsible for your organization’s leadership development efforts? If so, you probably feel dismay when you read articles such as “Why Leadership Training Fails—and What to Do About It.” This article appeared in Harvard Business Review with statements like, ...
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    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    In the first part of our interview with Kelly Palmer and David Blake, authors of the new book The Expertise Economy, we discussed nontraditional ways for people to develop necessary workforce skills, both inside and outside of university settings. In ...
  • Insights
    Thursday, April 27, 2017
    Sick of SCORM yet? At the ATD 2017 International Conference & Exposition, you’ll see more xAPI (Experience API) in action than ever before: more sessions, more vendors, and more real working examples that take you beyond the confines of simple ...
  • Insights
    Wednesday, April 18, 2018
    More than two million people in the United States will be stepping into leadership roles for the first time over the next few years—and we can only imagine the number of new leaders who will soon accept leadership positions worldwide. ...
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    Tuesday, December 18, 2018
    Do you know the number 1 factor that drives top-performing teams? It seems like this is a question all HR professionals should know the answer to.In 2012, Google set out to answer this question, calling the initiative Project Aristotle. They ...
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    Wednesday, August 29, 2018
    I’ll be sharing my perspective on microlearning as part of the upcoming ATD Core 4 Conference in Toronto (September 10-11, 2018). During the session, we’ll discuss fundamental microlearning principles and work through a framework for designing right-fit learning resolutions.But before ...
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    Wednesday, July 19, 2017
    Are you stuck when it comes to creating and demonstrating the value of your training programs? Here are three ideas to free yourself. Donald L. Kirkpatrick said it best, "Trainers must begin with desired results and then determine what behavior ...
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    Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    In the previous blog post, we introduced the role designing thinking can play in proving ROI. It starts with defining outcomes. With the desired results clearly defined, all of the stakeholders involved are focusing their efforts on achieving business results. ...
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    Wednesday, October 31, 2018
    Every day it seems talent development professionals are told they need to learn about a new technology, from artificial intelligence (AI) to augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR) to machine learning. But truthfully, talent development professionals rarely purchase “raw” ...
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    Thursday, April 6, 2017
    With the increasing demand for video, especially from management and stakeholders, many learning and development professionals feel less-than-confident in their knowledge of what makes a great video. Although we may have dabbled in the video space, most of us certainly ...
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    Thursday, May 4, 2017
    More and more of today’s work is powered by teams. In fact, according to research from Ken Blanchard Companies, nearly 90 percent of today’s workers say that they spend a third to half of each day working in teams. Yet ...
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    Thursday, March 9, 2017
    Across an 85-year lifespan, an individual may sleep nearly 250,000 hours—or more than 10,000 full days. That sounds like a lot, but our research reveals significant sleep impairment in working adults. In fact, in a random sample of 1,326 workers, ...
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    Thursday, April 12, 2018
    Most of us would be pretty happy to make microlearning that changes behavior available on demand, in an artificial intelligence–driven, individualized system. Not so easy.Most of us have seen training programs and learning experiences fail to systematically create the lasting ...
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    Tuesday, August 15, 2017
    Years ago, I heard Yorkshire-born poet and author David Whyte speak at a conference. David spoke of the newly married, young man who is often frustrated (and even a little irritated) that his lovely spouse, to whom he has pledged ...
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    Friday, October 20, 2017
    As we move into the last quarter of 2017, it continues to be an exciting—yet challenging—time for human capital leaders. By now, it should be clear that the old way of working just doesn’t cut it for your employees. They ...
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    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    Your materials are prepped. You’ve practiced the content inside and out. You’re ready to deliver a best-in-class training program. No matter how prepared we may feel, our profession is guaranteed to present us with the unexpected. So how do we ...
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    Wednesday, November 9, 2016
    The challenges training professionals face at work are akin to a pilot flying in the dark without air traffic control. Many organizations do not have processes in place to ensure the transfer of training back on the job. Is there ...
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    Wednesday, May 2, 2018
    It isn’t easy to create effective learning events. If it were easy, there would be little need for instructional designers—everyone would build their own learning events. So, your Word of the Day is andragogy, which was popularized by Malcolm Knowles ...

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