Obstacles To Effective Learning & Development

Obstacles To Effective Learning & Development It still surprises me to learn about the number of companies that opt to deliver learning & development initiatives in either formal- or classroom | seminar-style training knowing that method of information transfer ultimately sabotages the content being shared. We consistently continue to undermine learning and promote forgetting through out-dated, musty models of knowledge sharing. Here are three [out of six] of the greatest impediments to effective programs today: We Need To Minimize Forgetting And Maximize Learning Research on the “forgetting curve” shows that within one hour of formal learning [classroom or seminar style training], people will have forgotten an average of 50% of the information presented. Within 24 hours, they have forgotten an average of 70%Read More

Let’s Work Together – I Am Available As Of August 19th

Let’s Work Together – I Am Available As Of August 19th It is that time again! I am just completing a fabulous Leadership Development project with the Best. Colleagues. Ever in Boston which will be wrapped up as of August 15th. Now, I am in the market for a new, challenging, and exciting gig – gigs – or [preferably] a permanent role. I am absolutely eager to join and organization where I can bring my passion for growth & self-development initiatives, driving metric levers, sustainability, and profits. I am extremely proud to be able to offer more than simply a difficult-to-verify-list of previous accomplishments and an index of employment filled with fluffy adjectives [however, I do have a  online résumé for you toRead More

You Say Finding Top Talent Is Your Greatest Priority…

You Say Finding Top Talent Is Your Greatest Priority… Approximately two weeks ago, I threw an ice cream and snow cone social for my colleagues in Austin, Texas because we’d hit an amazing milestone in the project I am working on and I wanted to say thank you for the incredible level of team work that put us two weeks ahead of the project timeline. It was a nice break from work for an hour or two and a welcome and fun relief from the heat here in Central Texas over the last several weeks. During this social someone brought up the topic of recruiters and job searches and the room erupted in horror stories, initially, and then comical and outrageous stories ofRead More