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

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Happy 2015! What’s Your Resolution?

Happy New Year, Phase(Two)Nation! After a wonderful break for the holidays, phase(two)learning is back in full swing for 2015. Not only have I taken a blogging break, but I also enjoyed a near-total "digital detox" - I've been laying low on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, clearing the perpetual noise, hanging out with my family and … Continue reading Happy 2015! What’s Your Resolution?

What To Do With Those 2014 Professional Development Budget Dollars?

Believe it or not, 2014 is quickly coming to an end. It doesn't seem possible, does it? If you're like many L&D leaders, now is the time you're looking at your annual department budget, and quickly trying to spend some of your allocated dollars, so you don't have to hear this: "If you didn't need … Continue reading What To Do With Those 2014 Professional Development Budget Dollars?

Interesting Things I Learned from DevLearn 2014

Last week, there was a pretty large Learning Technology conference taking place in fabulous Las Vegas - DevLearn, hosted by eLearning Guild. Were you there? I took away some good nuggets of information from this conference...I'm summarizing three of those nuggets, courtesy of some interesting people I know through Twitter:   1. Agile project management/development - … Continue reading Interesting Things I Learned from DevLearn 2014

Trainers: Take Ownership of Your Development!

Not long ago, I made the statement that sometimes learning professionals are so busy developing others in their organizations, that they often neglect their own development. Then I made a comparison to the old saying, "the cobbler's children who have no shoes."  I mentioned this to my friend Brian over at Train Like a Champion, … Continue reading Trainers: Take Ownership of Your Development!

#OneSimpleThing – Stop Procrastinating!

I don't know about you, but I am an expert procrastinator. I was thinking about this over the weekend as I was completing a project I have been putting off for awhile. I finished the project, and was equally relieved for finishing and frustrated with myself for putting it off for so long in the first place. … Continue reading #OneSimpleThing – Stop Procrastinating!

#OneSimpleThing – Give a Hand

  It's Monday, y'all! For this week's #OneSimpleThing installment, we're giving some thought on how you can help your boss. Yep, your boss. You might be wondering why our focus is on the boss today, when our #OneSimpleThing focus is on finding your passion and developing yourself. Well, your direct supervisor is a gateway to … Continue reading #OneSimpleThing – Give a Hand