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Informal Learning Center

People acquire the skills they use at work informally — talking, observing others, trial-and-error, and simply working with people in the know. Formal training and workshops account for only 5% to 20% of what people learn from experience and interactions. … Continue reading

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My 13th Online Educa Berlin

Why Online Educa Berlin is just so damn much fun! writes Donald Clark. I couldn’t agree more, so I won’t repeat him. Online Educa is 20 years old. This was my 13th time. Me, on the right, attending the Jazz … Continue reading Continue reading

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danah boyd on teens and the future of work

danah boyd opened ASTD TechKnowledge 2013 with a keynote on teenagers, networks, and work in the 21st century. danah spells her name in lower case, but everything else about her is upper case: Master’s in Sociable Media with Judith Donath … Continue reading

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Happiness for millions

My calling is to make people happy. Millions of people. Particularly people in the rat race we call business. Most deserve more fulfilling, inspired lives. Let me say it again: my calling is to make people happy. Lots of people. … Continue reading

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The New Leadership, Free Stoos Event

One year ago, twenty management thinkers and agile software gurus met on a mountain top in Stoos, Switzerland, to assess and find alternatives to obsolete leadership practices. We concluded with this communiqué: Reflecting on leadership in organizations today, we find … Continue reading

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Hangout on Implementing Informal Learning this Saturday

  Join me for a Google+ Hangout on Air this Saturday morning at 10:00 am Pacific time. Why isn’t L&D supporting informal learning? Informal learning is important. We need to pay more attention to it but don’t know how. That’s … Continue reading

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Staying sharp

“If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first four hours sharpening the axe.” The days grow short. To everything there is a season. I am shifting my focus from the next three days to the next … Continue reading

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Presenting at DevLearn in Vegas

413 The Key to Engagement, Fulfillment, and Peak Performance Thursday, November 1, 2012 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Organizations are plagued with low morale, lack of engagement, and unhappiness. Small wonder. People are emotional beings, yet the business world asks … Continue reading

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Wonderful take on positive psychology from Marty Seligman

Marty Seligman on “Why is psychology good?” Bedrock. The pleasant life, the smiley-face version of momentary happiness does not impact one’s sense of well-being, but fun is fun. Savor the moment. Be mindful. The good life. Restructure your life and … Continue reading

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Working Smarter Daily

[intro]The best of the blogs on Working Smarter, fresh every day. Helping people and organisations work smarter. [/intro] To visit the Working Smarter Daily click here. the low down [one_half_first] [intro]Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, … Continue reading

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