Speed to Proficiency

Posting articles and hosting discussions on how organizations can use learning and development to create a sustainable competitive advantage.

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Is e-learning 2.0 about books or conversations?

How will the remixing of micro-content which dominates discussion of Web 2.0 affect e-learning? Some people believe that it will resemble individual content authoring via […]

Learning Technology or Training Technology

Classroom Learning Technology or Training Technology Most learning management systems (LMS’s) are great at helping instructors replicate the worst practices of education electronically: lecture and […]

Continuous learning for speed to proficiency

                    Proficiency isn’t attained in a class, it takes a systematic combination of training, reinforcement, and […]

New book: Speed to Proficiency

I’m pleased to announce that my new book, Speed to Proficiency: Creating a Sustainable Competitive Advantage is now available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Learn how to change from providing […]

We need 21st Century Learning Systems

As L&D moves from being a training department to a learning organization, LMS’s will need to support the new types of learning required. To support […]

Who owns knowledge management?

IT owning knowledge management is like the stadium builder coaching the basketball team. I was working with a disability and life insurance company a few […]

Minding our own Business

Not every performance problem is a training problem. We need to know which is which, and stick to the problems we can solve. Throwing training […]

How intuitive is your labelling?

I just had such a great Out-Of-Box-Experience. My experience was with a new desk chair, manufactured by SPACE . I ordered it online, so of […]

Building Great Teams

My pal Mike Sellers just posted a very nice summary of the findings of the Games Outcomes Project on his blog. The project details the […]

Are we in the training business or the readiness business?

I was thinking about a conversation I had a few years ago with Richard Flanagan, co-author of The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning. We were […]

Stop with the Content Already!

We have a fundamental category error in our approach to training that gets us thinking about the wrong things from the outset. This category error […]

Training Departments v. Learning Organizations

In the days before PCs were on every desktop, and all human knowledge available on every smart phone, companies had training departments, staffed by training […]

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