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Relevant Education and Great Teachers – Part One

Published November 8, 2016

[Editor’s note: The following is the first part of a ten-part series of reflections on education, presented by Wayne Weiseman. These remarks are reprinted from his Facebook site with his permission.]

A Rumination on Relevant Education and Great Teachers

Preface

After many years of working as an educator in so many different venues, I do not wish to delimit the practice of teaching to one modality. I want to explore the essence of what it means to educate, so that we can teach anywhere, anytime, no matter the age group or the curriculum model. So, this essay morphed into a general piece about education, drawn from many a year’s distillation, refinement, contemplation, and meditation on what this educational thing is all about.

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Five Productivity Tips You Can Start Using Today

[Published November 4, 2016]

[Editor’s note: This article comes courtesy of guest blogger Andy Scott.]

In recent years, work has become infinitely more complex.

Technological innovations have led to round-the-clock work schedules and mounting expectations. Our assignments have grown more collaborative, requiring more coordination, conference calls, and meetings. We now face an endless barrage of distractions, from the vibrations and alerts on our smartphones to the breaking news stories and viral videos awaiting us at our desks.

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Roles and Responsibilities

2 April 2016

A key element of any training program is a statement of Roles and Responsibilities (R&R). All robust processes ought to include an R&R matrix of some kind.

One example of such a matrix that comes out of Six Sigma practice is called a RACI Matrix. The acronym RACI stands for Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, Informed. A generic RACI matrix is shown below.

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Performance Over Head Knowledge

17 March 2016

Time and time again among operations leaders I hear the conversation around a new training initiative begin with, “Here’s what I want them to know.”

Seems only natural, right?

In effective businesses and organizations, we really ought to be less concerned with what our learners know, and more concerned with their performance. This is especially true in operations, but really anywhere in an organization. And to take it one step further, we should be less concerned with what they do, and more concerned with what they achieve.

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Develop Triple Sight to Transform Your Team

26 February 2016

Guest blogger: Soma Datta, Strategic Content Developer, Learning Designer, Author, Speaker

There’s been a raging debate about the value of feedback since 2002 when Marshall Goldsmith brought the idea of feedforward out of management theory and into the coaching industry. I’ll delve into the meaning of feedforward a little later in this post, and I’ll explain the debate, of course, but before I do, keep this in mind. Like many two-sided arguments, there’s another point of view. You’re missing a critical ingredient when coaching your team and employees if you’re not using your third eye—triple sight.

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One More Spreadsheet

14 February 2016

We all work in a world where the amount of data generated increases exponentially. Managing all that data becomes its own task among the many tasks we are charged with each day. As a population, our familiarity with spreadsheets has grown to a point where many of us now know enough about spreadsheets to be dangerous (I am certainly in that category). As such, when faced with the challenge of keeping track of information we fall victim to the temptation to create one more spreadsheet.

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Waste Money on Software

15 January 2016

If your company or organization regularly trains your employees in order to fulfill internal or external requirements, chances are your company has had to face the question of whether or not to buy a learning management system (LMS), or in some cases, to upgrade your existing LMS, or switch to a different one. Here’s how to waste money on software.

In my observation, first time buyers of an LMS are wasting their money, no matter how carefully they do their research on LMS providers.

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