What, The Bell Curve Lives?

Just when I thought the performance ratings and the dreaded bell curve were dead, the Washington Business Journal announced that a major government contractor in Washington, DC is doubling down… Get the Rest

AWWW GEEZE: Challenging The Traditional Training Approach

I will be leading a crew of Scouts to Northern Tier in July for a week of paddling and portaging canoes over the lakes of the North Woods

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, 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