Does Performance Support Always Have to Be a Post-Training Solution?

Having been a road warrior sales trainer for enough years to be “platinum-everything” in virtually every frequent traveler program, I have a natural affection for live, stand-up training. The rewards came back to me through good level one evaluations and getting to see the occasional graduate of my new hire product training classes at the year-end President’s Club gala events. It felt good to have a hot shot sales rep come up to me and thank me for the knowledge gained from new-hire training. I did not see it at…

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An Evolving Ground Zero for Training Solutions

One of the most intelligent individuals, Albert Einstein, once defined insanity as, “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”  Are we guilty of doing this when we turn to training as the means to boost workforce capability? In reality, training does contribute to this competitive necessity, but the contribution is shrinking when held up against sustained human performance and workforce agility in the workplace. Let’s face it, the rules of engagement for effectively driving performance in our businesses have shifted to a large field of…

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Myopic Vision Limits Training Effectiveness

Once again, I find motivation flung upon me to grind out a new post based upon an awesome question asked this morning in one of my networking groups. The question, “Do we see a myopic view by training [L&D] limiting training’s impact?” And a second part, “What do we need to do to overcome it?” One response suggested it was not so much “myopic” as it was “funnel vision!” I heartily agree, and on either view [sorry…], if our vision does not peek through a more holistic lens to view…

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