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The Upside… positive, forward thinking

The Upside… positive, forward thinking

I really enjoyed reading this article: The Upside of Down, published by Associations Now, the ASAE publication. Given where we all are right now, a little perspective and focus on the ‘silver lining’ is where I’d rather be focusing. And as these statements are true...
Screw It. Let’s Ride.

Screw It. Let’s Ride.

What a great ad! That was the first thought when getting knocked over by the full-page, back-cover ad on the Money section of USA TODAY on Friday. Harley-Davidson Motor Cycles became a leader by figuring out what the customer experience was and turned it into a...

Training in a Down Economy

So we have all been watching the pundits and listening to the news bits, and many of our businesses are either forecasting or experiencing reduced activity for the current and coming months. And in this atmosphere, I hear a lot of folks saying “I suppose training will...

Did Learning Happen? (Part III)

Third quick tip on validating knowledge transfer – almost more of an ‘after the fact training patch.’ 3. Build a Job Aid No matter how good training is while it’s running, only 30% on average of what is learned in the classroom will be retained… unless you reinforce...

Breakthrough Learning

A recent book by a former professor of mine had me thinking – there really are only a handful of core learning experiences that make an indelible mark on one’s personal and professional development – particularly as an adult learner. A coaching client once asked this...

Did Learning Happen? (Part II)

Here’s another entry on validating knowledge transfer: 2. Have Students Perform Based on your learning objectives, have students demonstrate that they can do what you have just taught them to do. Key tenet here: only expect a student to do outside the classroom what...