Monthly Archives: July 2009

Technology Changes How We Work

The speaker discusses three major shifts, all of which are a golden opportunity for achieving high performance through multi-mode learning:

  • The Internet gives us the many to many pattern.
  • Every medium is right next door to every other medium.
  • Consumers can be producers.

So if the days of media produced by professionals for public consumption are over, why are we still relying on pushing out information through event-based learning models?

FREE WEBINAR: Extended Learning Models: Why Event-Based Learning Models Do Not Work

HRProfessionalsWebinar_circlecroppedeqm296x195Event-based learning models have not yielded the success they promised. All kinds of successful and newer “extended” learning models are driving the wave of the future. Come and learn how.

I will moderates a FREE 30-minute panel discussion between Michelle Marquard, Director of Corporate Learning Programs at Cisco and George Faulk, VP of Learning and Development at Harris Teeter.

So join us for the 30-minute  August 2009 virtual Panel Discussion Webinar for HR professionals covering cutting-edge topics by thought leaders and practitioners.

Monday, August 10 3:00-3:30 PM EST

Register here:

Emotional Safety – Revisited

cubedisengagedA recent study projects a significant shift in the workforce as soon as the economy picks up. Apparently, there are significant numbers of workers greatly dissatisfied with what they do, frustrated by how the tough times were handled, and ready to “go to something else somewhere else.” This is especially true for younger workers who do not share the more traditional values of having to do the same thing for a long time at the same place. There were studies prior to the recession that also showed the highest levels of employee disengagement and apathy in over 6 decades. Continue reading

Memory: The Enemy of Learning Part II — New Evidence

memoryI wrote about memory as the enemy of learning a few weeks ago and got a healthy response. And then last night, I was watching 60 Minutes, the News Show on TV (, and they did a piece on a woman who had been raped in her home. During the attack, she paid great attention to the assailant – what he looked like, how he spoke, what he wore, etc … so that on the off-chance that she would survive this ordeal, she could identify him. A few days later,  a suspect with a criminal track record who worked nearby and who fit the description was found. The victim identified him from both his pictures and from a line-up. In court, she looked at the Judge/Jury and pointed straight at him and identified him as the rapist. Eleven years later, the man was released after DNA evidence proved he was not the man and when another man, who looked eerily similar to the first one, confessed to the crime. Continue reading

Negative Experiences and Emotions

negativityOne of the mentors that works here at EQmentor reached out to me over the weekend.  He had been struck by a question his mentee had posted and wanted my input prior to responding. His mentee told him that in some of the most popular books and literature, there seems to be universal agreement that negative experiences and the resulting negative emotions are either to be avoided or to be ignored. The widespread message seems to be to not to dwell on negativity and instead leverage the power of “positive energy” and “positive thinking.”  Continue reading