Flat Army CSTD Keynote as Art

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I had the chance to deliver the CSTD Symposium keynote in Calgary, Alberta on June 5, 2014. Hopefully audience members came away with a nugget or two of inspiration or ideas for change. I can safely report no tomatoes were launched on stage. The inimitable Corrie Melanson of seemeaning.ca captured the talk as a graphic. […]

A Twitter Conversation With Myself About Culture and Cetaceans

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I’ve always been an admirer of cetaceans. They are, quite possibly, my favourite parts of nature. The problem I have, however, rests not with the cetaceans but with the humans who capture them for entertainment purposes. I had another revelation. Perhaps there is a metaphorical link between the captured and caged cetaceans and employees in […]

Internet Activities Do NOT Affect Adolescence Development

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Depending on the scope and topic of a keynote address I deliver, there is a point in the talk where I might tell the story about our three young goats, and why Denise and I are coaching them to publicly blog. I even wrote a post about it entitled, “Our Three Young Children Blog … […]

Q&A on the Future of Social, Mobile and eLearning

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I was asked to comment on a few questions related to eLearning, social learning, etc. for an upcoming publication. Here are the questions and my unedited responses: What does an organization without social learning look like? What COULD it look like? The water cooler has been both a figurative and literal location of exchange. So […]

Talent Development Isn’t Just About Training

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Back in 2001, Britain’s Royal Mail — that venerable institution of postal delivery throughout the United Kingdom, originally conceived and put into service by Charles I in 1635 — decided to change its name to Consignia. Consignia. The Chief Executive Officer at the time was John Roberts. He publicly stated that “the new name describes […]