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TLW 100: Tip-a-paloosa! Our 100th Show Celebration!

by Robin Lindbeck on October 31, 2012

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100th Show!

Tip-a-paloosa!  It’s the all tip episode with tips contributed by some of the guest hosts that made the first 100 shows so great!

Thanks to everyone who has listened to our podcast for 1 episode or 100 episodes!  We appreciate your support!



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TLW 82: Spring Fever Episode

by Robin Lindbeck on March 15, 2012

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Topic:  No topic for this week…we went outside and enjoyed the weather instead!


Articles for this Week:


Tip of the Week:

Here are some tips to keep in mind when teaching or presenting at a facility with which you are unfamiliar:

  1. Try to get to the facility with enough “lead time” to handle any surprises
  2. Bring the contact information
  3. Keep your cool!
  4. Have more than one electronic copy of files or documents.
  5. If participant materials are being shipped to the facility, bring electronic copies of those materials too.
  6. Bring enough supplies to survive (including painters tape)


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TLW 79: Building Trust Between L&D and our Customers

February 16, 2012

      Topic: Trusted? The 4 Pillars of Trust–Building Trust at Work (Workshifting blog) 6m video of Chris Brogan interviewing Charlie Green plus a blog post summarizing the 4 pillars of trust Chris Brogan is doing a series of 3 interviews/articles on building trust at work.  Previous post is Leadership Isn’t About Control–Building Trust […]

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TLW 77: What’s the Goal–Learning or Performance?

February 2, 2012

Topic: End Goal: Learning or Performance? Performance Improvement: An alternative to training? Performance Goals vs Learning Goals: Are we learning or looking good? Learning Goals or Performance Goals? Is it the journey or the destination?     Articles for this Week: A few posts on Apple’s education event (iBook, iAuthor, iTunes U) Apple Education Event […]

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TLW #66: All Aboard for Onboarding

October 28, 2011

          Topic: New-Hire Training and On-boarding Top 5 Mistakes of onboarding and orientation programs Ensuring New Employee Success Training New Employees Developing a Training Program for New Employees   Articles for this Week: Transforming Perceptions: 10 Steps to Managing the Way You Are Perceived at Work (Great Leadership blog) 5 Ways […]

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TLW 63: To err is human, to forgive…

September 28, 2011

Topic: Dealing with Other’s Failure Dealing with Other’s Failure, video 2:24m, 4 questions to use for discussion (Kevin Jone blog)   Articles for this Week: Talent Management Lessons from Apple: A Case Study of the World’s Most Valuable Firm, part 1 of a 4-part series ( via ASTD blog, part 2 of the article) The […]

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TLW 59: Reflective Writing? Let me think about that a minute…

September 1, 2011

Topic: Reflective Writing What is Reflective Writing? Writing to Reflect:  Mindful Leadership The Value of Keeping a Leadership Journal   Articles for this Week: Think You’re An Auditory Or Visual Learner? Scientists Say It’s Unlikely. (NPR) Back to Basics: When Training is the Answer (Learning Solutions) How to Prioritize Learning (Chief Learning Officer blog) Top […]

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TLW #57: Results of our 30-day Projects

August 17, 2011

Topic: Results of our 30-day project! We started our projects in episode #52 Share your 30-day project results (or your future plans) in the comment section!   Articles for this Week: Finding the Right Learning Mix (Chief Learning Officer magazine) 3 Underrated Productivity Improvement Tools (Work Awesome blog) Prioritization: What to do When Everyone Wants Your Help (Chief […]

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TLW #56: Some Thoughts on Instructional Design

August 10, 2011

  Today’s Learning Workplace podcast 56–Some Thoughts on Instructional Design Topic: Instructional Design ISD Practices and Principles (ASTD’s IN PRACTICE, July 2011. This brief article is available to ASTD members only–SORRY!–we are just using it as a jumping off point for our discussion.)   Articles for this Week: 30-Day Experiment: Appreciating Team Members (The Bamboo […]

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TLW 53: I want to get in to Training & Development!

July 21, 2011

          Today’s Learning Workplace podcast 53–I want to get in to Training & Development! Topic: Transitioning to training from another field   ASTD WLP Competency Model (here’s a larger version of the competency model) ASTD Career Center ASTD CPLP Certification   Articles for this Week: 5 Quick Ways to Become a Better Networker Today (Wise […]

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