5 Leadership Lessons from Peyton Manning

Playoff time has arrived, my friends. Regardless of what team you might be rooting for, I don't think anyone could argue that the Denver Broncos are having an impressive year. At the forefront of this franchise is the one and only Peyton Manning, QB extraordinaire. You could say I'm a little bit of a Peyton … Continue reading 5 Leadership Lessons from Peyton Manning

Breaking the Rules: Innovation and Interaction for Leadership Development Programs

Note: This past Thursday, I had the pleasure of attending the fall conference for the Central Indiana chapter of the American Society for Training & Development (CIASTD). Not only was I able to attend, but I also had the honor of presenting.  This post is a recap of that session. If you attended this - … Continue reading Breaking the Rules: Innovation and Interaction for Leadership Development Programs

Organizational Hierarchy and the Training Department

In the corporate world, there is so much focus on where one falls in the grand hierarchy. So often, an employee is defined by his little block of real estate on the organizational chart. And, just like in traditional real estate, the rule is often the same: Location, location, location. The higher one falls on … Continue reading Organizational Hierarchy and the Training Department

A Lesson in Influence…from Ashton Kutcher?

Lately, I've been all about breaking the rules. Getting people to think outside the box. Trying new things in the classroom. And this week, I learned something: If you don't have influence, none of it really matters. Over the past few days, in a social feed near you, you may have seen links to a … Continue reading A Lesson in Influence…from Ashton Kutcher?

In Learning, It’s Okay to be a Rule-Breaker

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. When it comes to developing learning programs, I'm a bit of a rule-breaker. There are smarties out there who have developed complex models on how adults learn, where adults learn and why we should follow these rules.  I respect them. And sure, they have merit. But … Continue reading In Learning, It’s Okay to be a Rule-Breaker

3 Little White Lies Your New Employee is Telling You

Have you ever attended a meeting or training session, when the leader or facilitator asked, "Does anybody have any questions?" And you do, in fact, have questions. But you don't ask. I think we've all been there. For one reason or another, we don't always speak up when we are unsure about something. Or maybe … Continue reading 3 Little White Lies Your New Employee is Telling You

3 Questions Every New Manager Should Ask

When people think of "onboarding", many people often think of "orientation".  Even the most seasoned learning professionals are guilty of this!  If you've read this earlier post, you'll remember that we explored this topic, but it bears further exploration... Orientation is part of onboarding, but not all onboarding is orientation! So, let's think beyond the … Continue reading 3 Questions Every New Manager Should Ask