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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 to you… Get the Rest

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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

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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

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5 Tools To Measure 5 Differences: Big Company Versus StartUp

Almost one year ago, I made a switch from big-company HR life to start-up tech company HR life. Lots of emotions and battles come with a change like