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THE definitive list of ways to handle questions. (Or is it?)

I’ve blogged before about the options you have when someone asks you a question.  These are particularly handy when you’re making a presentation, although they come in handy when being interviewed as well.   644 more words

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A New Spin on Peer Feedback Forms

Greetings from sunny Uganda! I’m on assignment this week in Kampala, where it’s Day 2 of a 3-day train-the-trainer program.

There will be a lot of practice facilitation and peer feedback today. 274 more words


Numbers need to be put into perspective, or they're just sounds

At last weekend’s end-of-year celebration for my organization, a colleague got up and said a few words about one of his direct reports. As he was bestowing accolades upon her, he shared some of her accomplishments. 282 more words


Parallel Universe and Apology Openings

Imagine you’re sitting in an audience at a conference. One of the speakers is just introduced by the organizers, walks on the stage, receives the applause and starts: 846 more words


How ruthless can a learning and development professional be?

Happy New Year!

In my last post from 2016 I shared my one-word resolution that I’m hoping can center me as I try to make my work bigger and better in 2017: ruthless. 630 more words


Create & Deliver a Workshop in Eleven Simple Steps

“What was I thinking? 45-minutes? I never did more than 15! How the hell will I handle this? It will be a disaster! I’m done. Finished. 2,414 more words


Why "curation" is so 2015... and what's taking its place

Last week I was perusing my LinkedIn feed and saw that LINGOs CEO Chris Proulx had shared this article by Josh Bersin, with a provocative (dangerously close to click bait) title “Make HR ‘Go Away'”. 381 more words