Charity as a way for team building and good corporate citizenship

I’m in the middle of doing Movember this year. So far, not so scruffy, or at least I’m not seeing a double-take look by people wondering if I needed directions to the nearest GoTrain out of the city.

As it’s a fairly known charity, it is easy to bring up when asked about the ‘stache/’tee. What . . . → Read More: Charity as a way for team building and good corporate citizenship

Trading Post at CSTD 2012 Toronto

“Trading post” is akin to speed dating for experts in the field of training and development. At least that’s how it was explained to me when I was asked to speak about social learning. I enjoyed today’s session. Participants choose a starting point table then they go to two other speakers after 30 minute blocks. . . . → Read More: Trading Post at CSTD 2012 Toronto

It's in the details that will make you a stellar leader...

In conducting research on stellar leadership approach, a vice president of a healthcare company in New York, said to me “It’s in the details that will make you a stellar leader.”  This was echoed by a senior global director at a German marketing firm who said “It could be as simple as a handwritten birthday . . . → Read More: It’s in the details that will make you a stellar leader…

Onboarding and Initiations - what they didn't tell you at the transition company

If you think your interview is over when you step in the door of a new company, you are mightily mistaken. It just started. You have to constantly provide your credentials, show that you are a good hire, and if you are an open LGBT, come out again and again to new people you meet. . . . → Read More: Onboarding and Initiations – what they didn’t tell you at the transition company

What's a manual typewriter? Writing for the right audience.

At dinner with friends over the weekend, we got to reminisce our word processing journey to Office’s Word 2010. We laughed at using Olivetti typewriters like the one below on the left, which I had as a kid btw, to learning WordStar then WordPerfect then onto Word.

Remember how having two colours (red or black) . . . → Read More: What’s a manual typewriter? Writing for the right audience.

10 Simple Steps to less Outlook 2010 Mistaken Sent Files

This might have happened to you: You accidentally sent a message to someone and said “Uh Oh! I shouldn’t have sent that!” then you had to recall the message?!  There’s a way to have a 3 minute (or whatever number of minutes you want) delay in ALL your sent files before they actually get sent . . . → Read More: 10 Simple Steps to less Outlook 2010 Mistaken Sent Files

Blended Learning Infographic

Created by Knewton and Column Five Media

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As I was prepping for this week’s blog post, I noticed that WordPress recommended that I purchase another domain name. I laughed since it seems the automated recommendation algorithm came up with the combination of terms of Batman and Robin and thought I’d be interested in purchasing BatmanYap.com for $18/year. First off, GoDaddy is . . . → Read More: When recommendation algorithms don’t quite hit the mark: 4 quick questions to keep in mind

2012 Top Online Collaboration Tools for Learning Professionals

My Blended Learning students at GBC have asked at a session the other day what online collaboration tools they can use as part of their social learning toolkit since most of them are building blended or purely online curricula for the companies they work for.  Looked at my browser’s favs and here’s my list. You . . . → Read More: 2012 Top Online Collaboration Tools for Learning Professionals

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CO.. (collaborate, co-create, cooperate)

Ever worked in a matrix organization? No, it’s not like in that movie.  You report to your day-t0-day operations type managers and you also report to your project-based managers. It is beneficial organizationally because your development as an individual contributor is heightened with perspectives of how you work and your value-add . . . → Read More: Co-Facilitation is like Collaborative Management : Top 5 Things to Remember