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Deliberate Practice, Learning and Expertise

I’m back from some vacation where I read Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers. Even if you haven’t read Outliers yet you probably know that it sets out to dispel myths that intelligence...
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10 Strategies for Integrating Learning and Work (part 5)

This is the fifth and final post in the 10 Strategies for Integrating Learning and Work series.  I appreciate the comments and e-mails in response to previous posts.  This last...
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Breakthrough?

Bio-Optic Organized Knowledge Are you ready for Bio-Optic Organized Knowledge (B.O.O.K)?  Apparently “thousands of content creators have committed to the platform and investors are reported flocking to the medium” I...
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10 Strategies for Integrating Learning and Work (part 4)

This is the fourth post in the 10 Strategies for Integrating Learning and Work series.   Organizational Learning Practices (Strategy #8) offers opportunities to build learning into day to day...
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New Skills for the Learning Pro? The Big Question…

In a Learning 2.0 world, where learning and performance solutions take on a wider variety of forms and where churn happens at a much more rapid pace, what new skills...
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10 Strategies for Integrating Learning and Work (part 3)

This post continues the Ten Strategies for Integrating Learning and Work series.   Last post I discussed communities of practice and social media, two strategies focused on collaboration and networks...
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10 Strategies for Integrating Learning and Work (part 2)

In my last post I listed ten strategies for integrating learning with work. They are a combination of concepts and methods that build knowledge and bring learning into day to...
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10 Strategies for Integrating Learning and Work (part 1)

The goal of learning in the workplace is performance–individual and organizational.  If we’ve learned nothing else in recent years, we’ve learned that learning is most effective when it is integrated...
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(Re)Organizing for Performance Effectiveness

In a blog post a while back I mentioned it might be nice to see the training function morph into something more akin to an organizational effectiveness unit in the...
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