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 circle… Get the Rest

3 Reasons HR Should Pay Attention to the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal

$13.7 billion buys a lot of organic quinoa. Lots of talk around Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods and what it means for the grocery business, farmers, those whose jobs

5 Truths You Can’t Change About Learning in the Workplace

Let's be honest - a lot of organizations (most, in fact) play lip service to the concept of learning and development.  We say it's important, but our spend

Development Plans For HiPos: Complicated

Let's face it, most of you have high potentials at your company. Whether they work for you directly or are part of your extended team, they're there.  Also,

PREACH IT: March Madness Means Half Your Employees Are Back to Mailing It In…

It's mid-March in the United States. That means the following things: - Some of your employees are about to get absolutely hammered this Thursday on St. Patrick's Day. Green dye

What Is “Thinking Strategically” Anyway?

Throughout my career, I’ve seen employees lauded or criticized for their ability to “think strategically.” It’s in numerous competency models and used in performance management systems across the

If You Never Change Your Mind, You’re Doing It Wrong

Hopefully by now you’ve warmed up to the notion that productive conflict is important to encourage in your teams. To get the most out of their insights and

WEBINAR: Bootstrap Your Training Function: 5 Ways To Make Learning Matter In Your Company

It's true. You know the true power of learning and development, known to the laypeople in your company by the pedestrian term "Training."   A revamp of your

Admitting Imperfections Can Be So… Perfect

It happened again. We spent two weeks putting everything we had into preparing a pitch for organizational consulting work to a potentially huge client, and---once again---were shot down. This

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