Monthly Archives: January 2009

Get Out of the Training Business

Jay’s column on Effectiveness, CLO magazine, February 2009 The dawn of a new age If you’re looking for a way to weather the economic downturn, the first thing you need to do is realize that it’s a permanent climate change, … Continue reading

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I was walking through the exhibit hall two floors below the Learning Technologies 2009 conference just at the moment Clive Shepherd was bringing up something I’d written. A member of the audience, Jeroen Van Eeghem, snapped this surreal photo of … Continue reading

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Under the radar: great technologies you could be using

Learning Technologies 2009 Track 1 Session 1 Learning technologies: the road ahead Under the radar: great technologies that you could be using URL for this page: TInyURL for this page: This is the jump page for a presentation January … Continue reading

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The New York Times recently ran an article on making lifestyle changes. It’s hard. Most people who have heart attacks go right back to unhealthy routines within two years. Even Oprah, who undoubtedly has more self-discipline than most of us, … Continue reading

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Speaking and practice

The November 2008 issue of Harvard Business Review contains an article by Nick Morgan entitled How to Become an Authentic Speaker. In brief: Instead of rehearsing gestures to make a speech feel authentic, you should tap into four fundamental aims, … Continue reading

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Human networks at Cisco

Yesterday I spent the day at Cisco talking with old friends and new about what Fast Company recently described as an “unprecedented forward-looking strategy to unleash what it’s calling a ‘human network effect’ both on and off the Cisco campus.” … Continue reading

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The United States is finding itself again.

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Nero, the fiddling director of training

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Charles Schulz Museum

Prompted by an article in the New York Times, we drove an hour north to Santa Rosa to take in an exhibit entitled Schulz’s Beethoven: Schroeder’s Music. In a “Peanuts” strip from the mid-1950s, Charlie Brown walks through the first … Continue reading

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Informal Learning Flow

Professional learning is increasingly driven by demand, not supply. You decide what you need or want to learn and you go get it when you feel like it. Since you chose your topic rather than being told, you’re more likely … Continue reading

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