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Awesome first book review

I just received this review of my first novel and don't get many chances to toot my horn these days. It seems retirement and being left unsupervised gets the creative juices flowing. Am pretty pumped! My publisher tagged the genre as horror and sci-fi. Am good with sci-fi, but am not a horror fan and felt this book was more paranormal and not so scary...just unexplainable...as entities from a different dimension can be. But hey, I'm not a publisher, just a grunt author. Not sure I have a genre box…

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My Book Shelf

Since I've decided to retire, I'm finding I work more hours than I did when I was a corporate hostage. The good news is what I do is not work, and I'll always be on top of myself because you cannot downsize a team of one. The only organics I can hug and pet are the cats, and they will not report me to HR...as long as there are plenty of treats. Here's a short bio I've been using on the books. (more…)

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New Quora Site for L&D Performance Ninjas w/ Interactive Q&A

I've just launched a Quora site to support interactive Q&A activity from the new book "Confessions of a Performance Ninja: Optimizing Workforce Performance@ Point-of-Work." I sent out a few invitations directly, but I welcome anyone who would like to participate in Q&A with a largely unsupervised, retired (sort of), performance consultant to join the site. Here is a sample of a recent Q&A exchange with a client who purchased the book for their Center of Excellence Learning team. (more…)

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“Confessions of a Performance Ninja”  is now on Amazon

“Confessions of a Performance Ninja”  is now on Amazon The author, Gary Wise, is a largely unsupervised corporate Learning & Development veteran courtesy of surviving twenty years in roles ranging from individual contributor to senior leadership. He spent an additional fifteen years as a hostage who now refuses to fade peacefully into retirement. In “Confessions of a Performance Ninja: Optimizing Workforce Performance @ Point-of-Work,” his first book, he shares many confessions regarding his journey in the hopes that others who choose to adopt their versions of "Point-of-Work" do not step…

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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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PERFORMANCE SUPPORT: Find an Experienced Outfitter Before Attempting the Climb

Living in Learning by HPO

After one Chapter 11 fiasco and three Reduction-in-Force events in the last 10 years, I’ve decided it’s time to join the “gig economy” as a Human Performance Outfitter. With the last dozen or so years dedicated to Point-of-Work Solutions leveraging performance support and technology integration, I will be the first to confess that adoption of Point-of-Work Solutions is not a project…it’s a discipline…a journey equivalent to climbing a mountain. Having personally made the ascent several times there are tips, techniques, skills, tools, and maps necessary to guide you to the summit…

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