“I am Still Learning”

The title quote of this post comes from the artist, Michaelangelo. It resonates so strongly with me, because even though I am a learning director, and someone who helps others learn and get better at their life and job stuff, I also have the opportunity to be surrounded by people who are so much smarter…

The Individual vs. the Whole

How do you make your career decisions? Do you guide the planning for your career or are you letting your organization or company make those choices for you? Do you think about your personal goals and objectives, your organization’s goals and objectives, or a combination of both? As an learning and training director, this is something…

Jumping Off the Ledge

I’ve been at some great in person events this August, MPI’s #WEC14 in Minneapolis, ASAE’s Annual Meeting in Nashville, and closing it out with Collinson Media’s Connect Marketplace in Orlando. I’ve been a participant at all of them, and a hosted buyer in the ConnectMP expo, which is a nice change from running my own…

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Delivery and Tone, or Why Sometimes It’s Okay to Say It That Way (But Always Pay Attention)

There have been a few articles floating around over the last couple weeks about things bosses shouldn’t say, 10 things bad bosses say, or even things you shouldn’t say to your boss. I’m torn about the advice these articles give. I don’t know that so much of it is you shouldn’t say them (although, some…

Flipping That Classroom

Beginning this week and continuing through October and November, I’m facilitating a nation-wide series of change management master classes for ICT professionals. I’m excited because we’re trying a flipped classroom approach. At the PCMA Education Conference this summer, I attended a seminar that tried this delivery method.  It wasn’t as successful as it could have…

Identity

Searching for a new job can be an enigma. You’ve packaged yourself as a brand for a large, unknown audience. You’ve done quite a bit of research on each group you’re looking at, and you’ve got confidence in your knowledge, skills, and abilities. You might have even gone on a couple of interviews, but the…