coached them on erroneously for years, the sooner they’ll be seen as true partners in reaching new heights.
several wonderful articles for the publication. With the exception of a reference to VCRs, and Jay’s hallmark cottage-industry sketches, the piece seems as timely to me today as it did back in 2001. Jay passed away recently and I realized it was time to share here my favorite article, reminding every one of us tomorrow’s too late. “You cannot escape the... [read more]
for various stats about workplace learning and the training industry in particular. With the popularity of my stats to make the case for social tools in business post, I realized others may also appreciate information on where to find data about learning at work. Although formal training accounts for only a small percentage of learning, unless noted specifically, the stats here... [read more]
goofy grin. Proof came when I found a post I’d written for Fast Company in 2008, before our last reunion, which I didn’t attend. It’s about a classmate who wasn’t at this year’s reunion but who I might have felt differently about had she been there. Might. Here’s a reposting of that piece, not as a way to call out... [read more]
that the way to improve your situation was to work. When I was born, my dad was a school teacher in Chicago’s inner city. He saw that work as a way to improve the situation of the bright, hopeful kids in that school. Then his father-in-law, my grandfather Nathan, suggested he could assist in other ways too. When we moved... [read more]
doing magazine-layout-worthy good, I am at once motivated and paralyzed.” I couldn’t have said it better myself. More pointedly, I didn’t. For years I have described myself as a good but slow writer. The good part comes from decades of painstaking practice as a book writer and magazine editor–jobs that require my trademark vision and persistence. Their deadlines and... [read more]