I had the pleasure of attending, Pamay Bassey’s TedTALK in New York last week (it starts around minute 19 of the “Act 1” link). Pamay and I have worked together since 2007. I’ve been her client, she’s been my client, and through it all, we’ve been a sounding board for one another as we navigate the world of workplace learning… and beyond.
She said something in her talk that reminded me of a time during my first year as an independent consultant. I was having a particularly “low confidence day.” You know, the kind of day where you think to yourself, “Man, I … » Continue Reading.
If you were to ask me what it is I like most about what I do, I’d say THE VARIETY!
I’m currently the program manager on a client-side team. This means I am the day-to-day contact for several vendor partners who are developing 45 courses. It’s a switch for me, as normally I am the partner.
It’s been fun to see how other learning companies approach their work. I’m learning some new tricks. AND, I have a front row seat to some of the things we do in this industry that DRIVE OUR CLIENTS CRAZY. So, I am starting a new category on the blog called: Stop … » Continue Reading.
I was was recently reading Bryan Caplan’s article, “The World Might Be Better Off Without College for Everyone” in the Jan/Feb 2018 Issue of The Atlantic Monthly. Caplan made a statement that stopped me in my tracks:
The disconnect between college curricula and the job market has a banal explanation: Educators teach what they know—and most have as little firsthand knowledge of the modern workplace as I do. Yet this merely complicates the puzzle. If schools aim to boost students’ future income by teaching job skills, why do they entrust students’ education to people so detached from the real world? Because, despite the chasm between … » Continue Reading.