Watching 70-20-10 Come Alive in an Unlikely Place

Unless you are in the L&D/Training/Talent Development world, the title of this post will probably leave you scratching your head. Who am I kidding - it's probably leaving many L&D people confused... If you're not familiar with the 70-20-10 concept, let's break it down: Simply put, 70-20-10 is a methodology implying that the most effective … Continue reading Watching 70-20-10 Come Alive in an Unlikely Place

Making an Emotional Connection to Your Learners

Last week, I was on a flight from Phoenix to Indianapolis. Seated directly behind me was a woman holding an adorable 6-month old baby boy. Seated directly across from me was a gentleman holding an adorable 6-month old baby girl. Twins. Many people would cringe at the thought of being seated by not one, but … Continue reading Making an Emotional Connection to Your Learners

Adult Learning Principles: A Quick Refresher

If I were keeping score, I'd say I've had at least 3 conversations this week about adult learning principles. If you've been following this blog for awhile, you might remember a post about how I migrated to the adult learning world from teaching kids. Over the years, I've learned that quite a few of us didn't start … Continue reading Adult Learning Principles: A Quick Refresher

Trainers, remember: Context Before Content

Recently, a friend and fellow blogger asked the question, "Is nothing sacred?" I'll give you a moment to check out the link... (insert hold music) According to this post, the answer was an emphatic no. I would have to agree. Coincidentally, I was at church this past weekend, when I had my own "Is nothing sacred?" … Continue reading Trainers, remember: Context Before Content

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

11 Adult Learner Turnoffs (AKA – don’t be THAT facilitator!)

Confession: Sometimes, I'm probably not the best participant in a training class. Not that I don’t WANT to participate or learn, but it’s just too easy for me to observe the facilitator and “compare notes”, rather than participate in what the group is doing. It's not always a bad thing, necessarily...typically, I learn something, take … Continue reading 11 Adult Learner Turnoffs (AKA – don’t be THAT facilitator!)