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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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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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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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POINT-of-WORK: A Discipline That Evolves the Scope of Training

Training? Are we Training or are we Learning & Development (L&D)? Depends who you ask. To our operational stakeholders we are referred to most often as “Training” not as “L&D”. Why? Mainly because of the long-held beliefs that “Training Drives Performance”. If an operational leader perceives a performance shortfall, “Call Training!” because that’s what we do. But what if the performance deficiency is not exclusively a knowledge or skills gap? Methinks L&D should STILL get the call…AND the request for training should be met with “Sure we can help with…

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