Boy and Girl Learning
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How do I teach my people this topic?

As the owner of a business creating learning events for individuals and companies, I’m often asked, “How do I teach my people (employees/customers) this topic?” If you’re responsible for the education of others you need to be thinking…
Corporate Culture
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How does embedding corporate culture in training give you a competitive advantage?

To win the hearts and minds of your people is to mobilize your greatest asset, which can help you overcome other competitive disadvantages you may have.  In a previous post I shared a crucial step in the Design phase of our learning methodology…
Learning and Development
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What boats, tanks and bicycles teach you about OODA

I wrote about the OODA Loop and how we can improve L&D by adopting a continuous cycle of Observe, Orient, Decide and Act to extract knowledge that already exists in the organization and make it constantly available to people. This is the…
Learning and Development
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The OODA Loop: a simple way to improve L&D

Our education system is broken in that we are still teaching for rote memorization. This is crazy in the age of Google and Wikipedia.  Today I want to introduce a simple way to start changing this.    Have you ever heard of the OODA…
Knowledge Sharing

3 steps to connect your employees to the knowledge that's already there

Making knowledge workers productive requires changes in attitude, not only on the part of the individual knowledge worker, but on the part of the whole organization. There are three more guidelines that Peter Drucker shared to broaden the…
Learning and Development

What if we don’t train them... and they stay?

In my last blog post, I introduced the ideas of Peter Drucker, that I came across in a compilation of his work. One of the entries addressed his insight into knowledge workers as mobile assets. I share my thoughts in this short video.…
Continuous Learning
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The most valuable asset of a 21st-century institution

I have this book of excerpts from the renowned management consultant, educator, and author, Peter Drucker, that I picked up from one of those community libraries. I love the serendipity of book swaps. As I was paging through this…
Sound and Motion

Sound and Motion

In this final post on my DevLearn presentation in Las Vegas, I’m going to explore what Herbert Zettl refers to as the 4th and 5th dimensions of film-making - motion and sound. The 4th dimension of motion can best be applied to transitions…
Video training

Convey Information About Characters Without Extra Dialogue

In this follow-up post on my DevLearn presentation in Las Vegas, I want to dig into how to use depth and volume to manipulate point of view (POV) and angles to convey new information about characters. I’m going to use two narrated clips…
filming camera

Emotion and Meaning in Video Learning

Late last year I delivered a presentation at DevLearn in Las Vegas. My topic was how to apply film school techniques to live-action video learning. We had an amazing discussion in the room, leaving me with two takeaways - (1) 60 minutes is not…