Don’t Drink the Learning Evaluation Kool-Aid!

Learning practitioners are taught early, or should I dare say brainwashed, to believe the ‘essential’ four levels of evaluation. Many of us refer to these levels as the Kirkpatrick’s Evaluation Model and it has been a cornerstone in every learning event and also a foundation for many evaluation models that followed. But let’s be honest,... Continue Reading →

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‘Snake Oil’ From the Bully Pulpit

Recently, a well-respected workplace learning peer posted an interesting and conversation-inducing discussion about dealing with a 'snake oil' person within your personal learning network (PLN). Personally, I found this blog post very insightful. I respect the message the post is attempting to communicate but a thought crossed my mind, "How prevalent is the issue of... Continue Reading →

Rules of Engagement: 3 Ways to Gain Employees Commitment

Employee engagement is the “holy grail” for managers. It’s described in a variety of ways but is generally defined as when employees fully invested emotionally, mentally, and physically, so they are focused on achieving the organization’s objectives. Getting people to commit is an elusive aspect to managing people that is as easily obtained, as it... Continue Reading →

A Perfect Workplace “Storm” is Forming…

The perfect storm is forming in the workplace if it hasn’t occurred already. Employees are coping with an unpredictable economy, increasing personal debt-levels and taxes, daily gridlock, over-worked, under paid, and facing precarious employment conditions. It’s safe to say that the anger threshold is very high and volatile. Anger is a fickle emotion.It can move... Continue Reading →

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