Work, Careers and Business

Today’s Companies Need Informal Learning Programs

Once upon a time, many American companies dedicated a significant amount of their time and resources to training their employees. One standout example, IBM, as far back as the 1930’s, was famous for their employee education programs that were in large part responsible for IBM’s success. Times have changed. Companies today are spending increasingly less […]

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Proving Your Education – Documentation of Learning

This post thread started with my book review of Proving You’re Qualified. In previous posts I discussed some of the elements of an education portfolio – résumés, letters of recommendation, testimonials and work samples. Although what elements go into the making of a good education portfolio varies by individual and job target, a good one might consist […]

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Listen To The Music Along The Way

This video utilizing a recording of the late Alan Watts is brilliant. It highlights something that I’ve been talking and writing about for quite some time. Our entire educational system is based on the constant grading (ranking) of individuals while at the same time dangling the carrot of supposed “success” in front of the students as […]

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How Would You Spend Your Life If Money Didn’t Matter?

Every now and then I randomly stumble upon a video on YouTube that I have to share. This is one of them. I wish every person on the planet would watch this. This is truly great wisdom from the late Alan Watts. It’s only three minutes long. Check it out. I think you’ll be happy […]

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Keeping the “Informal” in Workplace Informal Learning

Informal learning is a concept that is quickly taking hold in companies and organizations everywhere. No surprise. Such learning often produces as good or better results than more formal training programs and at a fraction of the cost. But as with all trends adopted within large organizations, there can be a tendency to over-complicate matters. […]

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Getting Things Done

Over the years, I’ve read about and tried countless goal attainment systems. I’m sure you’ve investigated or tried some of them too. Most of them go something like this. Create your lifetime goals, then break them down to long-term goals, then break those down to short-term goals, and then break those down into immediate action […]

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