1. You Say Evaluation, I Say...

I’ve said elsewhere that technology is flattening society and giving the individual more control. One impact of this phenomenon is increased customer participation in the product development cycle. And not only in focus group...

2. Engineering Worthy Perfor...

I’ve been recently re-reading some of Thomas Gilbert’s book Human Competence: Engineering Worthy Performance. I have yet to see its equal since in the field of performance technology. Originally published in 1978, with a major...

3. Other Perspectives on Tra...

Different opinions make the world go around. Not a day after finishing Saul Carliner’s article suggesting that measuring the ROI of training is largely a futile effort and writing about it here, I picked up my June, 2009 issue of...

4. Is Assessing Training ROI...

  Saul Carliner wrote a thought provoking article in the June, 2009  Training magazine about the problems associated with attempting to measure ROI (return on investment) in training. Carliner points out, I think rightly, that...

5. The Power of Social Netwo...

Social network analysis (SNA) has been around for quite awhile, but is enjoying new prominence due to the rise in popularity of social media. Keith S. Swenson wrote an interesting article in the April issue of Talent Management magazine...
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Be a Peformance Catalyst

Those of us in the business of improving human performance have a lot of terms at our disposal to describe what we do: Performance Improvement, Performance Technology, Performance Engineering, and Performance...

Who needs training anymore?

Okay, I admit it. The headline is a bit hyperbolic, but I had to grab you, right? The point I’d like to make is that for adult learners, the people I’m primarily concerned with in this blog,...

A New Wave in Collaboration

  I recently invested an hour and a half of my time watching a video of the announcement of Google Wave to developers at the Google IO Conference, and I have to say it was one of the best uses of my time...

Visualize Music

Stephen Malinowski has created a music animation machine that adds a visual element to complement what we hear. This video shows an example from Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor for organ. What...
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