Archive for January, 2020

Keep your goals to yourself

It’s that time of year again—when we declare this year’s resolutions to all our friends and colleagues. But how many of our goals are then abandoned? There’s always been a large gap between intent and action. Thinking about this made me remember reading about research by NYU’s Peter Gollwitzer that found that announcing your goals […]

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Do you know this person?

A colleague recently asked me to go to a site called thispersondoesnotexist.com. I clicked on the link, and what came up was a photograph of a person—refreshing the link brought up more people. So why was this special? Who were these people? The answers: exceptional and no one. These people do not exist in real life. […]

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Be a better leader

Joanne Trotta has written many excellent articles about the importance of soft skills, such as empathy for effective leadership. She notes, “In my opinion, effective leadership simply does not exist without empathy. I feel this way because of experience: Every leader who has inspired me throughout my life and career has been extraordinarily empathetic.” Read […]

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Learn more about learning

The eLearning Coach’s Connie Malamed has kindly put together her LIST and rationale for five “books that pack a powerful punch.”  Agile for Instructional Designers by Megan Torrance Fully Compliant: Compliance Training to Change Behavior by Travis Waugh Microlearning: Short and Sweet by Karl M. Kapp and Robyn A. Defelice An Overview of Training and Development: Why […]

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Long live the Quilty resistance!

Workers at a Houston animal shelter couldn’t figure out how their rescue cats kept escaping the cat room in the evening. Looking at security footage, they found the culprit—a recent addition called QUILTY “who would jump up and pull the handle down on the door. Three times, he managed to Houdini himself and the dozen […]

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Remember to breathe

We all have moments when we feel overwhelmed, which results in anxiety and sometimes outright panic. There’s a simple solution that can get fast results—RESONANT BREATHING. It works, and it’s so simple: “Take five breaths per minute, and keep it going as long as needed. This means each inhale will last six seconds, and each […]

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Build a learning organization

Christopher Pappas has put together a nicely done article on how to build a learning organization to improve workplace performance. We recommend reading the full ARTICLE to find out more about these seven steps. Create a solid and supportive L&D infrastructure Identify in-house experts Transform team leaders into online training advocates Develop measurable performance criteria Offer ongoing […]

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