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Resources for ELG Agile PM for elearning development

From Session 204, November 2, 2011 DevLearn 11 – references and resources Keynote PDF – Agile Project Management for elearning development 9.8 MB is available here on SlideShare. NOTE UPDATED LINK 23 MAY 2012 Online resources: PMI Projects at Work … Continue reading

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Connectivity woes (and a little science)

Last week my usually robust and reliable broadband DSL connection experienced a work slowdown. Being organized, I started to document “speed” and populated a spreadsheet. After a day of download “speeds” ranging from 1.40 to 2.18 Mbps, I called ATT.  … Continue reading

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Newly hired exec performance / Psychopaths?

From the May 2011 ASTD T&D  magazine, we learned that Newly Hired Executives Not Performing Up to Par [note login required to ASTD]. Poor interpersonal and leadership skills in collaboration, influence and ability to build relationships lead to these costly … Continue reading

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Really, 20% job growth rate in HR?

I listened to Josh Bersin’s keynote at their 2011 Impact Conference – The Business of Talent on Wednesday April 27. Kudos to Bersin and Associates for streaming this event and sharing with those that couldn’t attend. Josh talked about the … Continue reading

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Learning reflections week of April 10

Inspired by Harold Jarche and David Kelly, my goal is to post weekly some key experiences and learnings from the past week. Grass roots Social Media to save County Libraries Friday April 8, the Cobb County Board of Commissioners announced … Continue reading

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Zero sum?

Why are we driven to play zero sum games? Appears to me that we’ve lost the willingness to compromise, to take the long view and look for win-win or perhaps give-give. Given our fiscal situation the one give is that … Continue reading

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Health Care Budget Deficit Calculator

From Dean Baker, a handy calculator that demonstrates the fiscal challenges of our health care system and clearly shows that inefficiency will drive future deficits. Will be very noisy through the 2012 elections.

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Yes, my Marketing Sucks

As a small business owner, I’ve known this for some time. This year as a self development activity, I planned to research and improve marketing for dBolen and Associates, Inc. My “marketing” has been limited to networking, activities in professional … Continue reading

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Send me an executive summary

Great idea from Jan Schultink in his blog, IdeaTransplant – Send me an executive summary. Although his post is focused on the world of investors, we as learning professionals should develop a pitch mindset. Jan’s alternative to the executive summary, … Continue reading

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Building better managers at Google

Interesting story in the Sunday NYT on Google’s journey to improve managers. Being Google, a tremendous effort was undertaken in analysis leading to  – the Eight Google Rules. Nothing earth shaking here as paraphrased: Be a good coach Empower your … Continue reading

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