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Learning from the Miracle on the Hudson

Leadership Lessons author’s note: Before I opened the WordPress Blog Insights-2-Ignite, I had posted a few blogs on a blog platform called Posterous. Now Posterous is closing so I’ve redeemed this blog from my archives (Jan. 2012) and re-posted it … Continue reading

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Evaluating Training Programs: Part 3 of 3

Measuring Training Programs – Beyond the 4 Levels In our two previous blogs we've briefly covered two of the four levels of evaluating training from Donald Kirkpatrick's book Evaluating Training Programs: The Four Levels. Kirkpatrick's Level 1, surveys trainees to … Continue reading

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Measuring a Training Meeting’s Value

Training measurement from the ground up. Using Kirkpatrick's four levels of evaluation Marketing departments have a host of metrics that they can use to justify the effectiveness of their advertising for a brand, a product launch, or even an individual … Continue reading

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Why training doesn’t work

Teaching Geese to Golf Learning to become a trainer A flock of Canadian geese has made their home this winter at the Phoenix area golf course down the street from me. As I was passing the first tee, I noticed … Continue reading

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Training Strategies and Tools – The Checklist

Effective Learning that Lasts You've just completed your best training ever (you think), and now you're waiting for the results. Your concern is that previous trainings have resulted in early lifts in job performance, but that after a few weeks … Continue reading

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Costa Concordia – 1 Year Later

It’s been a year since 32 passengers and crew of the Costa Concordia perished when the cruise ship ran aground near Giglio, Italy. As of today, the Captain, Francesco Schettino,¬†who is under investigation for manslaughter is under house arrest but … Continue reading

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Business Best Practice for 2013

Be Remarkable in the New Year Purple Cows and Chairs Early last year I wrote a brief blog, Be Better – Be Different. Yesterday, while preparing some book recommendations for the New Year, I stumbled across the book Purple Cow … Continue reading

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Training Programs and The Curse of Knowledge

Is it better not to know too much? When working for a manufacturer, I asked a group of product trainers, “How important is it to have a thorough knowledge of a product in order to be effective as a trainer?” … Continue reading

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Social Media Epic Fail: Lessons from KitchenAid

Social Media gone awry: What KitchenAid did wrong and what they got right It’s been several days since KitchenAid’s disastrously offensive tweet during the Presidential debate, and the dust has now settled. Time to take a look at what went … Continue reading

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Setting Your Training Objectives

Training Objectives Once you have commited to a training program, it's a good idea to think about your training objectives. Don't think that you can simply repurpose your company goals as training objectives. Objectives need to be much more specific … Continue reading

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