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Holiday GreetingsWe are all nearing the end of 2014. It has been a tough one for Wendy and me, but at the same time, one of the richest in my memory.  

I lost both of my parents, but in the most merciful of ways. They had lived rich, full lives and were ready to go – to be together with new bodies to replace the old, worn out ones. Suffering was minimal, and we are left with warm memories and no regrets.  

Wendy and I were also in a horrible car accident. We survived with minor injuries. Our vehicle didn’t.

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The last time I saw you was right after Mom’s funeral this past March. You were in the front seat of the car that dropped me off at the airport....

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At the 2014 Learning Technologies Conference in London, I had dinner with Brian Solis, a well-bigstock-rolling-up-the-sleves-722689known digital analyst and keynote speaker. Brian is the principal at Altimeter Group, a research and advisory firm, and author of the bestselling books The End of Business as UsualEngage! and What's the Future of Business?

Amidst an impassioned discussion about the future of the learning industry, Brian mentioned that he works in the area of “disruptive technology.” Of course, I asked him what that meant, and he responded that it is technology that disrupts the status quo. While disruption often is viewed as negative, Brian works to leverage it for the good of the industry.

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IntelI (Jim) was watching TV a few weeks ago and half-heartedly listening to what Intel Computers was promoting. The closing challenge of that commercial, however, hit me hard: “Are you going to watch things happen, or make things happen?" 

My instant thought was, “This is one of the big premises of our model. I wish I had thought of that powerful statement first!”

 


IntelI (Jim) was watching TV a few weeks ago and half-heartedly listening to what Intel Computers was promoting. The closing challenge of that commercial, however, hit me hard: “Are you going to watch things happen, or make things happen?" 
IntelI (Jim) was watching TV a few weeks ago and half-heartedly listening to what Intel Computers was promoting. The closing challenge of that commercial, however, hit me hard: “Are you going to watch things happen, or make things happen?" 
IntelI (Jim) was watching TV a few weeks ago and half-heartedly listening to what Intel Computers was promoting. The closing challenge of that commercial, however, hit me hard: “Are you going to watch things happen, or make things happen?" 
IntelI (Jim) was watching TV a few weeks ago and half-heartedly listening to what Intel Computers was promoting. The closing challenge of that commercial, however, hit me hard: “Are you going to watch things happen, or make things happen?" 

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Though it happened in 2003, I remember it like it was yesterday. A cold, snowy night in San Francisco, Fork in the roada few days before Christmas. Earlier that day, I had conducted a Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification – Bronze Level program in Chinatown and had taken a cable car to Fisherman’s Wharf for dinner. Having gotten a late start, it wasn’t until around 11 pm that I began heading back and finally found a cable car departure point. 

There was only one more cable car running for the night, and it would arrive soon. There were about eight of us waiting for what felt like an hour. We were all shivering. There was also a homeless man among us. He was heavily bearded, roughly dressed, and appeared to be as cold as the rest of us. I remember his smile and bright eyes. He was singing Christmas carols as he politely walked among us.

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Why Get Kirkpatrick Certified?

A note from Jim about the value of Kirkpatrick certification

Hello,

I overhear conversations in the office with callers asking about Kirkpatrick certification. I thought I would take a few minutes to explain, from my own point of view, the benefit and value of getting Kirkpatrick certified.

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With budgets remaining tight and the investment in training being questioned, training professionals cannot leave anything to chance.

Do you promote or “sell” both your product (the training) as well as your own skills and abilities (the trainer)?

Here is a brief story that explains the power of the combined package.

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Kirkpatrick Quick Tip Vol. 2 #17

Training is often mistakenly viewed as the end of a journey rather than the beginning.


After training, participants have the sometimes daunting task of performing newly learned behaviors on the job. It is reassuring to them to know that they will not be left to figure it out on their own.

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