From the monthly archives:

November 2010

TLW 023: We all need some thanks

by Robin Lindbeck on November 23, 2010

Today’s Learning Workplace podcast #23–We all need some thanks

Today’s article:

Other articles and things of interest from this week:

Today’s topic
Balancing . . . Precariously!

What would you do?
This week:

  • Dear TLW–
    I enjoyed the banter and laughter the three of you had recently regarding the letter asking about books you would recommend for “new” leaders.  I appreciated the suggested titles and have purchased several that were mentioned to start up a book club as a follow up to some leadership training I am doing.  Your conversation just begs the question, “What books would you recommend for a more seasoned leader?”

Next week:

  • Dear TLW–
    Our human resources department is working with our IT department to implement a new on line health benefits system.  It will impact those employees in the HR department who will be working with it daily…however, it will also impact every employee in the organization as they will now be able to go on line to make changes to their benefits, research and educate themselves on the various programs, initiate their yearly sign up, etc.  IT has indicated the implementation will be in three phases, starting February 1 of this coming year.  It has been suggested employees receive training in 3 phases, as well, as each becomes available.  The entire roll out is planned to take 6 months or less.  Each employee is being asked to go thru the training…each phase.  It has been suggested the first phase training take place near the upcoming holiday time period…at least one month prior to the first phase going live.  What are your thoughts regarding this?  Any suggestions?

2-minute tips of the week

  • Max: Be purposeful in assigning participants to small groups.
  • Terri: Do a wheel of life exercise and compare it with your calendar–are you spending the most time on the things that matter?
  • Robin: Think of someone from your past that had a great impact on you and thank them.

Other resources mentioned during the show

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TLW 022: Design is Design is Design

by Robin Lindbeck on November 18, 2010

Today’s Learning Workplace podcast #22–Design is Design is Design  

Today’s article:  

Other articles and things of interest from this week:  

   

Today’s topic
Moving From Trainer to Performance Consultant  

   

 What would you do?
This week:  

  • Dear TLW–
    I was asked a month ago to give a presentation to my professional association. My contact person shared information about the group, provided the logistics, and gave me the theme of what they would like to see me cover…all within 90 minutes. I got a call today…the time given me is now 1/2 the time! 45 minutes! What should I do? Talk faster so I can cover everything?

Next week:  

  • Dear TLW–
  • I enjoyed the banter and laughter the three of you had recently regarding the letter asking about books you would recommend for “new” leaders.  I appreciated the suggested titles and have purchased several that were mentioned to start up a book club as a follow up to some leadership training I am doing.  Your conversation just begs the question, “What books would you recommend for a more seasoned leader?”

   

 2-minute tips of the week  

  • Max: Use the Did You Know 2010 YouTube video to support learning about adapting to change.
  • Terri: Consider using learning partners so extend the learning beyond the class.
  • Robin: After facilitation reflect on what went well and not-so-well and make a plan to incorporate these into your next facilitation.

   

Other resources mentioned during the show  

 
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TLW 021: Is this Mandatory?

November 11, 2010

Today’s Learning Workplace podcast #21–Is this Mandatory? Today’s article: The State of Learning in the Workplace Today (Free as in Freedom blog) Other articles and things of interest from this week: Bosses Overestimate Their Managing Skills (Wall Street Journal via ASTD Buzz) Every Leader’s Six Mental Mistakes (LeadershipNow Leading blog) The Future of Work–As Gartner […]

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TLW 020: “Experience” the Learning!

November 4, 2010

Today’s Learning Workplace podcast #20–”Experience” the Learning! Today’s article: 5 Lessons From Outgoing Microsoft Software Architect Ray Ozzie (Fast Company) Other articles and things of interest from this week: Simplicity in Presentations and Why it Matters (Free as in Freedom blog) The Business Case for Leadership Development (Great Leadership blog) IBM’s Use of Social Software […]

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