The 5 most ridiculous comments I always hear about organizational knowledge sharing

Yes, “ridiculous” is a bit harsh (and so is that eCard) … No, I don’t expect everyone on the planet to understand and value the effective sharing organizational knowledge. That’s kinda my biz. So, when people make negative comments or mess up the works, you’d usually say that they “just don’t understand” or “haven’t been exposed to new ideas in meaningful ways...

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How to run a GREAT Twitter Chat

Full transparency – I’ve never run a Twitter chat. However, I have participated in 100s, mostly related to the learning and performance support world. Therefore, while I’ve never been behind the scenes, I think my Twitter chat street cred (which sometimes includes 4 chats in one day) is pretty significant. As I continue to watch the number of chats, especially related...

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4 Things I’m Doing to Master Monotasking

Multitasking is a myth. People’s minds just aren’t built to do multiple things as effectively as possible at the same time. No, I don’t have any data to back up that statement, but there are plenty of articles popping up online that speak to the downsides of multitasking. I’m just speaking from personal experience. As recently as earlier this year,...

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My DevLearn 2014 Experience

It’s been 10 days since I got home from DevLearn 2014 in Las Vegas, and I’ve almost recovered! This was the first L&D conference that I have attended but not really “attended.” By that, I mean that I didn’t sit in on a single concurrent sessions or visit an expo booth. Instead, thanks mostly to the eLearning Guild (props to David...

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5 OTHER things you should do before heading to DevLearn 2014

Every major industry conference is preceded by a cacophony (credit to Brandon Carson for that gem of a word) of blog posts about how to best prepare for the event. Well, here’s another one. However, rather than reiterate the importance of session schedule preparation (always pick at least 2 or 3 per slot), keynote research (read their books), and personal...

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QUESTION: What will learning look like in 2024? (#LRN2024)

ANSWER: The same … Well, it’s not quite that simple. As a precursor to their #GuildChat series, the eLearning Guild hosted a Twitter chat about the (possible) future of learning last Friday (09/05/2014). David Kelly (programming/curation guru from the Guild) also challenged L&D folks to share their thoughts via other media (blog, comment, video, discussion, etc.) on his latest Twist post. While no one...

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Practical Applications for Workplace Social Tools – Tacit Knowledge

I’m partnering with Learn Camp to deliver Breaking Down Silos – 5 Practical Applications for Social Tools in the Modern Workplace on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 2pm EST.  Before I claim to know what I’m talking about during the webinar, I’m organizing my thoughts on workplace social technology in a series of blog posts. Here’s post #2 – social technology and hunt for tacit knowledge. Does this...

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Practical Applications for Workplace Social Tools – Onboarding

I’m partnering with Learn Camp to deliver Breaking Down Silos – 5 Practical Applications for Social Tools in the Modern Workplace on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 2pm EST.  Before I claim to know what I’m talking about during the webinar, I’m organizing my thoughts on workplace social technology in a series of blog posts. Here’s post #1 – social technology in employee onboarding....

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My Top 10 Tools for Learning (2014)

As far as I’m concerned, Jane Hart = GOOD STUFF in the world and learning and performance. Beyond her insightful, thought-leader posts and other development offerings (which I have not experienced but hear only good things), she also drives the annual Top 100 Tools for Learning survey. This is a cool opportunity for everyone who uses tech tools for learning (which would be...

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My 6 Favorite ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Videos (and a few other takeaways)

I won’t waste time in this post arguing the merits of the #ALSIceBucketChallenge. My former Disney peer Andrea Levine already said it all in her post An Open Letter to Haters (mad props, yo). Yes, it’s a good thing. No, it won’t solve the problem. Yes, some people don’t get it. But, it’s raising money AND (more importantly) awareness. Plus,...

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