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Brain Farts & Other Anomalous Thoughts

This writing will become a living work, and new Farts and Thoughts will be added as they happen…or as soon as I get around to it. I will add new writing additions at the top of the list to minimize scrolling to find whatever is new. As a warning, I confess to being awake most of the time…but a far cry from woke…so if I offend anyone…bummer! (more…)

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Digital Adoption & Transformation @ Point-of-Work

About four years ago, when I was hip-deep in Performance Support Technology, I contacted the Gartner Group regarding a Magic Quadrant for this emerging tech; they had none…and no immediate plans for any…stating they were not in “that space.” I suggested they include performance support if they were serious about being in the learning space and doubted if my suggestion was a catalyst. Still, they released a document for Digital Adoption Solutions - DAS Platforms in the Context of Sales Effectiveness and provided a list of vendors…no rankings…just a list.…

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PUBLISHED…Finally!!!

Confessions of a Performance Ninja: Optimizing Workforce Performance at Point-of-Work It feels good to look in the mirror and see an author grinning back at me. Yes, it officially happened yesterday…searching for “Confessions of a Performance Ninja” on Amazon, my first book appeared. This is a major milestone and another bucket list item to check off. My Learning & Development career has been filled with many things worthy of confession, especially my passionate pursuit of the “Point-of-Work Discipline.” (more…)

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New Book – Confessions of a Performance Ninja

Point-of-Work Dynamics

SPECIAL OFFER: For my LinkedIn family and blog followers, I would love to have you with me on this journey as I write this book. I would be honored to have you offer feedback on short pieces I write. This short piece today is the second draft of a Foreword. In return for your time and insights, I will provide you a copy of the book at no charge when I cross the finish line in a couple of months. (more…)

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Confessions of a Performance Ninja – New Book Coming

Point-of-Work Dynamics

Foreword There is a prevailing myth that “TRAINING DRIVES PERFORMANCE,” which represents a false narrative that limits effectiveness when we depend on training for default solutions. The myth prevails because we in Learning & Development (L&D) have done an outstanding job of setting false expectations for our operational stakeholders that all performance issues default to training as the standard solution. They bought it, and sadly, so did we. In reality, Training only contributes to POTENTIAL. Why? Because performance does not happen until our workers return to their respective Workflows. Last…

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Mirror, Mirror – Game On Again

This post is the third installment of Mirror, Mirror. It may be the final posting since this piece is heading toward a larger self-published project. I welcome your thoughts be they good, bad, or ugly because they only make future work better. Enjoy!   * * * Coming awake in a strange place can be unsettling; consider how much worse it could be to figure out the strange place is a county jail cell. That is precisely where Sandy found herself. In a cell, by herself, with the floodgates opening,…

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Mirror, Mirror – Game Over

This story is a continuation of "Mirror, Mirror" and methinks the muse is forcing me to continue adding what may become chapters in a larger piece. Consider these posts sneak peeks. With growing confidence, I can say Game IS Not Over...yet!I hope you enjoy it! G. (more…)

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Mirror, Mirror

“…and besides my invitation for you to go straight to Hell, how did you get this number?” Sandy’s question seethed with boiling anger. “Well, try answering your cell and stop ignoring my texts,” spat Phillip, his voice seasoned with the anger of his own echoing over the desk phone. Why had she insisted on keeping an old-school landline anyway? No idea who is calling and no way to block anyone. Since Phillip now had the number, she would cancel the service at once. Canceling him also crossed her mind, and…

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Reluctant Princess

Katherine awoke with a start from deep in a very strange dream whose content evaporated almost immediately upon opening her eyes. Residual sensations of arousal faded out of her body nearly as fast. What had her dream been about? Why was she on the downside of arousal, or was it the upside? Why could she not remember anything about a dream intense enough to cause these feelings in her body? And why was she smelling smoke? SMOKE!? screamed her brain – and she bolted out of bed trying to follow…

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It Starts with Me

There comes a time in one’s life when you have to look into the mirror and not just see the familiarity of the reflection that stares back at you. There comes a time when one really has to look into those familiar eyes and beyond the blackness of your pupils to really see the life that has been recorded in the experiences behind them. A few years ago, I did that very thing, and I was not at all pleased by what I saw. There was a lot of clutter…

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