Category: Miscellaneous

Mindfulness: Does It Have Merit?

Mindfulness. It’s everywhere these days … even in the world of corporate training. Some seem to think this is a good idea, and others are skeptical. Whether they consider mindfulness as spiritual “mumbo-jumbo,” or whether they worry that a spiritual practice is being co-opted by corporate America to make an extra buck, there is a […]

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If You Offer It, They Will (Not?) Pull

Recently, I was talking to some corporate L&D people about microlearning and performance support, and the conversation turned to pushing such content to employees versus having them pull it themselves. The L&D folks said that they were returning to a push approach because employees weren’t pulling content without being nudged, prodded, and reminded to do […]

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Distracted Working … It’s A Thing

Oh, hi! I didn’t see you there. I was on the phone with a co-worker, while completing my month-end invoicing tasks, reading my email, and texting my dog-sitter. Or, in other words, I was multitasking. I always considered myself a good multitasker. I get things done. I’m productive. I’m efficient. Or, so I’d like to […]

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Putting On My Conference Lenses: How I Plan To Maximize This Professional Development Opportunity

The home page for the Association for Talent Development International Conference & Exposition (ATD ICE) explains how this conference may help you excel as a talent development professional. As the president of the ATD Detroit chapter, however, I read this page a little differently. When contemplating whether to attend the conference this year, I wondered: […]

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