Mercer

March Madness For Learning & Development

I look forward to the NCAA Tournament and March Madness every year. Who doesn’t?  The close games, upsets, excitement, Cinderella stories and just good basketball.  Okay, with the exception of… Get the Rest

No pizza!

No Pizza for You!

Recently, a Maryland middle school hosted a party with pizza, soda, games and a DJ titled “Academic Achievement Celebration.” Based on the theme of the party, it

job assessments

Two plus Two Equals Stupid

A good friend of mine (let’s call him Joe) who is well respected in the Talent Management & Learning profession, considered a thought-leader in the industry and has

Adult Learning

Learning by Crashing

“Experiential Learning” is the process of making meaning from direct experience, i.e., learning from experience.  We've done this most of our lives—such as learning to ride a bicycle—yet

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Roses, Thorns and Buds

Happy New Year!  Hopefully, the fog from your New Year’s Eve festivities is wearing off and you are actually starting to think about 2014.  I’m not a big

Tis the season to be learning

‘Tis The Season To Be Learning

Image this scenario: You are sitting at home enjoying some quiet time right before the holidays. Perhaps you are wrapping gifts, baking some cookies or taking a nap. Then

Getting out of your cave

Get Out Of The Cave

It’s Friday night at the Carusi house, so that can only mean one thing – family movie night!  My kids decided to pick the movie, The Croods. Clearly,

Talent Management

Talent Management, 1989 Style

Once upon a time, in 1983, a track & field team was formed at a small division III school in Northeast, PA, named Moravian College.  Like most new

underperforming talent human resources

When Your Top Talent Stops Performing

This has been a difficult season for sports fans in Washington, DC.  We had high expectations for both the Washington Nationals and Redskins considering they both won their

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It’s September, Back to School

Thank God it’s September and back to school for millions of children across the country!  If your house is similar at all to my house, both mixed feelings