Measuring the value of online communities and networks of practice for business

Abstract

How are you measuring the value of your online communities and networks of practice? This research-in-progress paper will showcase an enhancement of the Wenger, et. al. (2011) model for promoting and assessing value creation in communities and networks and the Phillips measurement model linking the value of communities using online social network technologies for . . . → Read More: Measuring the value of online communities and networks of practice for business

Public Speaking for the First Time? Top 5 Things to Think About

New facilitators, speakers, presenters, need not worry – there’s a wealth of tips and tricks you can Google to assist in your preparation for your upcoming session. Here are my quick and easy to remember pointers that I’ve used to assist my students, my peers, and colleagues from decades of presenting, teaching, and speaking . . . → Read More: Public Speaking for the First Time? Top 5 Things to Think About

Lesson Plan Resource List

Sonia, a student of mine, requested a list of lesson plan samples. There are many examples online on lesson plan frameworks like Dr. Madeline Hunter or UCLA’s 7-Step,  Leeds University’s Group Work, Trinity International University’s Mini Cycles, Discovery Education, Five-Step, 4Mat, Tiered, BSCS’ 5E Model, and more.  There’s many components and structures of lesson . . . → Read More: Lesson Plan Resource List

Practice Pronouncing Publicly.. Periodically

Public speakers all have their ways of practicing their speeches. Some read aloud. Others memorize their discussion points and practice to their peers. And then there are those who pilot their speech to a small group of confidants who will provide great feedback. But along the way, every speaker realizes that there are nuances to . . . → Read More: Practice Pronouncing Publicly.. Periodically

How to do an extensive literature review

A colleague of mine was asking how to do an extensive literature review. Barring resources – time mostly as well as sheer effort and motivation to complete your project – this is the process that I go through…

For example I’d like to do research on leading an outsourcing training department. Here’s how I would . . . → Read More: How to do an extensive literature review

Customizations = Engagement and maybe even True Loyalty

I like my customized espresso drink at Starbucks. When I hear a barrista in any coffee shop sigh under their breath because of a complicated drink, I wonder if the training they received that linked their corporate vision to their specific work was clearly articulated.

At a training session in Atlanta this weekend, a colleague . . . → Read More: Customizations = Engagement and maybe even True Loyalty

Hire and Develop your Boss

Someone asked me the other day how I develop my managers and I said I hire and develop people who will not just be my successors but also my boss. Let’s face it, we’re not going to be this fabulous leader forever and what better way to make sure our legacy is carried on . . . → Read More: Hire and Develop your Boss

Migrating from Flickr to Picasa Web

After joining Google+ this week, it was time to finally move my photos from Flickr to Picasa . Organizing everything in one location makes locating information quicker. Switching between Google documents and then to Flickr then back can be a bit tedious especially when you’re trying to complete a presentation deck.

I needed to find . . . → Read More: Migrating from Flickr to Picasa Web

Book Review: Learning and Talent Development by Stewart & Rigg, 2011

I just submitted to the Journal of European Industrial Training my review on the latest book by Jim Stewart and Clare Rigg entitled Learning and Talent Development (2001) published by the CIPD House.

My Book Synopsis: This is a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) book so the focus is CIPD certification related. . . . → Read More: Book Review: Learning and Talent Development by Stewart & Rigg, 2011

Quick Coaching Template to align your team activities with your team's goals

One of the ways, managers align their team’s goals with their employes is through coaching  especially when the employees get to be challenging. CoachU has been very helpful in getting me certified as a coach and here’s one of my quick hit, quick start template to get your noggin going. It is not meant . . . → Read More: Quick Coaching Template to align your team activities with your team’s goals