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Game On

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been elbow deep in online learning.  Newsflash: Translating a dynamic live training experience into an equally engaging online learning experience isn’t for the faint of… Get the Rest

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Good to Great: Thinking About Employee Development Plans for Your Team…

You expect me to give it to you straight, right?  Of course you do. The biggest lie that HR ever told the world is that it's important to treat

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POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME: Setting Developmental Goals

To get everything done in the next year, you're going to need your people to perform at a high level. You also know that the people who report

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Why the Tony Robbins “You Can Be Great” Employee Goal-Setting Approach is BS

FOT Note: This Rant is brought to you by the good folks at Halogen Software, who like us enough to be an annual sponsor at FOT for all

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When Training Is Acquired By HR

Let's face it---one of the things that gets slung on the world of HR at some point is the Training Department. What type of training you ask? Well, the

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The Real Reason HR Is Hated: CEO Commitment Phobia

Last week I had the pleasure of participating in the Fistful of Talent/SumTotal Hangout with Kris Dunn and Tim Sackett where we had a fabulous HR rant session.

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3 Reasons Your Training Class Sucked

Employee development and training classes are notoriously boring, ineffective time-sucks. I'm tired of boring training classes that cost the company money, bore people to tears, and don't change behavior.

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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

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4 Ways to Make Sure Millenials Don’t Blow Off Your Training

I make training software for growing businesses and I was born in 1988, so you could say I have a unique perspective on the millennial-training conundrum, which effectively

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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