I Could Have Been A Ditch Digger

Note of warning:  Stereotypes follow in plenty. Last year I wrote a post titled “I could have been a rice farmer.”  It’s completely true that had my parents not moved

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Talent Particles in Action

Until tonight, I’ve never seen a lightning storm from above the clouds.  I’m not sure what percentage of lightning strikes actually are visible below the clouds, but this storm over

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The Future of Learning

Those of you who read this blog often know that I’m a cyclist and generally a fitness kind of guy.  I’m actually fairly obsessive, and on a recent day entering

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Immediacy without Details

I’ll have to be honest – I’m having a really hard time with some of the new technology.  I’m supposed to be a technologist and be up on all the

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Gaming: A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste

I’ve been writing a lot about gaming and being an advocate for the learning activities that it promotes.  In many cases and for many games, there is active online collaboration,

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What does Irony Taste Like?

My wife and I were recently at dinner with her sister’s family. One of the boys is about 14 years old, and as we were waiting for our table, he

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Training Innovation

I’ve been thinking a lot about whether you can teach people how to be innovators.  As North America and EMEA slowly loses production and manufacturing work to countries like India

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What is “the singularity?” It’s basically the Terminator movie in practice.  The singularity predicts that there is a point where computers become so intelligent that they are able to self

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I ran across this quite interesting and comprehensive e2.0 diagram and thought I’d share.  I like how it’s organized with Actors, Technologies and Methods as part of the engine behind

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So who are your best employees?  Are they simply the top performance scores?  Are they the ones who hold the most patents?  Have the best win ratio when in court? 

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Gen Y.  They sit at their PC’s, play their games, and avoid all real social contact.  As they enter the workforce, their lack of social skills will be a mismatch

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I’ll admit.  It caught me completely off guard to find out that the major learning vendors (Saba and Sum Total) have been offering talent management systems for the better part

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“Training is now going to employees rather than the other way around.”  ((Gronstedt, Anders.  June 2007.  “Employees Get and Earful.”  HBR June 2007, Pg 26)) A few months ago I

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So how much does it cost to drive up revenues by 1%?  There are many possibilities including: Cost of acquiring new talent versis: Cost of developing new talent Cost of

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Harvard Business Review recently published that “Most traditional HR performance metrics – such as employee turnover rates, average time to fill open positions, and total hours of training provided –

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A recent New York Times article ran a story about the increasingly large volumes of college applicants and the decreasing rates of admittance rates for college bound high school students. 

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With rapid changes in technology, the business environment, and the dynamic nature of knowledge usability in the modern world, managing one’s career becomes increasingly difficult. Necessity dictates that employees not

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Miller Heiman has the ever popular “blue sheet” sales training, and there are many others like it. Teaching sales people how to sell isn’t necessarily the type of training that’s

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This is an increasingly featured topic on this site.  Innovation networks and collaboration networks are of great interest to the business community because it ties together how work and product

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Lowell Bryan wrote in the McKinsey Quarterly that there is a new metric around: Times have changed and ROIC is no longer important – the new metric is profit per

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