Tuesday, November 19, 2019

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4th of JulyHappy 4th of July! This year I began by thinking about my dad in 1944.

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At the beginning of 2018, I delivered a strong message about the dark path I saw our training industry heading down if significant changes were not made. The message is, sadly, still very relevant.

This year, I offer additional tactics and encouragement to assist you in having the most productive year possible.

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Here we are, leaving 2018 in traditional holiday fashion.

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Why We Don't Call It Thanksthinking, by Jim Kirkpatrick

Thanksgiving. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.

Now, that day is reserved for those of us in the United States to be thankful. And to give thanks?

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Disrupting the status quo is never comfortable, but sometimes it's necessary.

Jim Kirkpatrick takes a good, hard look at the state of the L&D industry. He has words of warning, but also of wisdom, for professionals seeking to preserve their careers.

Start 2018 fully informed and ready to become a strategic business partner within your organization.

Read Jim's insightful message here.

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I believe that technology is rapidly and deliberately on a quest to make genuine human interaction obsolete. What remains of the human element increasingly seems to involve walking avatars rather than thinking, feeling human beings. My frustration is that many are going down without a fight.

 

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From Jim Kirkpatrick, Training Evaluation Expert

Click here for Jim's previous Quick Tip.

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Honoring Our Armed Forces: The Men and Women Who Serve and Protect

One of my favorite U.S. holidays is Veteran’s Day. I can still picture my dad in his later years raising and saluting the stars and stripes at his retirement community.

Note that I did not end the title of this article with the traditional, “…Who Serve …”. From my vantage point, I cannot help but think of what they do (Level 3 – Serve), and the purpose of their service (Level 4 – Protect). I appreciate the service they provide, but more so I am deeply grateful that they protect people like me and my loved ones in the US and around the world.

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