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My mind is on vacation. Old Europe, here we come.

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Tyramine Diet

Ah, the joys of modern medicine. I’ve begun taking a drug that requires me to restrict my diet severely. I’m not allowed to eat aged cheese, sausage, draft beer, sourdough bread, or anything else that contains significant amounts of tyramine, an amino … Continue reading Continue reading

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Would you recommend your L&D department?

Capturing L&D metrics too often entails asking the wrong people the wrong questions at the wrong time. Line leaders are a CLO’s most important customers. They judge the trade-offs in spending that determine L&D’s fate in the budget process. They … Continue reading Continue reading

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Motivation

The Roman consul had his son beheaded for disobeying orders. The Amsterdam Admiralty commissioned the painting to hang in its headquarters. (It’s now in the Rijksmuseum.) The painting carries two messages. First of all, insubordination will not be tolerated. Second, decisions must be impartial. Be glad you live in the 21st Century, not in the […] Continue reading

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Reflections from May trip to Italy, UK, and Netherlands

TRAVELOG I just got home from two dozen days in Rome, (rent Vespa) Perugia, Passignano, Torre del Colle (Bevagna), (return Vespa) Foligno, Rome, London, Malvern, Winchester, Brighton, Amsterdam, Heerlen (Maastricht) in 24 days. Photos. Two days of the trip were paid work: One day I keynoted the Learning Innovations and Quality Conference and participated in the launch of […] Continue reading

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The Heinz Ketchup Case Study

My midterm exam in Marketing Management at Harvard B-School was the Heinz Ketchup Case. You, the student, had just been appointed brand manager (we called it product manager back then) for the iconic red condiment. The case included the demographics of buyers, the geographic spread of the market, and all manner of information about packaging […] Continue reading

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Making Learning Stick

  There’s no point learning something in the first place if you forget it before you can put it to use. Here’s a recording of my recent webinar on making learning stick. I’ll be in Italy the next two weeks, then in the UK for a week, and wrapping up with a week in the […] Continue reading

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13 books on learning, people, organizations, corporate culture, and change

This morning I conducted a webinar on Making Learning Stick. Funny, isn’t it, that we invest so much to help people learn and so little to help them remember? Lots of what we learn goes down the drain before becoming converted to action. To encourage participation, I gave away my favorite books for making the […] Continue reading

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Nailed! How managers develop proficiency

Informal Learning and the Transfer of Learning: How Managers Develop Proficiency “Our study suggested that managers learn mostly from informal learning, that proficiency is the product of informal learning, and that metacognitive knowledge and self-regulation skills moderate informal learning and the transfer process. In the light of these findings, companies should harness and leverage informal […] Continue reading

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Learning Styles, ha, ha, ha, ha

I wrote this post in Thursday, December 08, 2005, but I’m reposting it here because some people still have not got the message. Normally, I would not expect to get many chuckles from a 186-page report entitled Learning styles and pedagogy post-16 learning A systematic and critical review, 2004, by Frank Coffield, Institute of Education, University of […] Continue reading

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