Monthly Archives: September 2012

Be Careful What You Reward For

Conventional wisdom says, “be careful what you wish for”. But should the caution really be, “be careful what you reward for”? In schools, …

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Talent Development: Too Scared to Fail?

“We are educating kids for careers in fields that don’t even exist today.”  That was the message yesterday at the 5th grade …

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Ultimate Subject Matter Expert Stops Being Superman

How would you feel if the work you had poured yourself into for years (maybe even decades) was going away? It’s a …

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NFL Replacement Refs: Who’s Out of Their League?

The NFL replacement refs are on the hot seat. The normal refs are out on strike, so NFL games are now refereed by replacements who were teachers …

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Leadership Lessons from Garbage and Non-Profits

Sometimes I learn the most when I step outside my own little bubble of life and work. In the spirit of looking …

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Tips for Getting Your Day Back On Track

You know the feeling, its two hours into your day and your high priority “got to get done” items have not even …

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3 Negotiation Lessons That Don’t Seem To Stick

Holy shiny red apple Batman, The Chicago Teacher’s strike is over! It was a rough 7 days for parents and students in …

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When Social Media Goes Anti-Social

I came to social media land kicking and fighting, but thanks to great coaching from my colleagues Barbara, Marta and Julie, I am getting much more …

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SUCCESSion Planning

I’ve written a lot recently on the low ROI of the annual performance management process many companies have in place today, along …

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Learning From Experience Rocks!

How do you learn to do tasks or different aspects of your job? Does reading a manual work for you? Is it better …

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