Tag: Innovative Learning Group

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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Welcome to 2016!

I’m one of those odd people who can’t wait to get back in the swing of things after the holidays. I hope you’re equally excited about the year ahead, both professionally and personally! ILG had such a wonderful year as a company in 2015 that I’m still basking in the glow. I’ll share this news […]

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The Joy of Emotions – Be a Listener, Not a Fixer

I’ve happily been pursuing and trying to maintain happiness for much of my life. I’m definitely a glass-half-full kind of person. While I consider myself a good listener, I have to admit that in the past I didn’t necessarily listen to the grumblings of others when they were unhappy. I self-acknowledged that they were unhappy, but I never really listened to the reason why they were unhappy. Instead, I put blinders on and just wanted to fix the situation so they could be happy again.

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