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Coming to Terms with “Aspirational” Culture


I have been collaborating on a project that is attempting to help create/enhance the culture our organization wants to have by defining a core set of leadership competencies that span all levels of the organization.

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Thank you to my family and friends that are family for your support.  I would not be who I am without you.

Thank you to my community for holding me up when I fall down.

Thank you to my social network for challenging my beliefs and expanding my world view.

Thank you to my colleagues and my organization for giving me the space to explore.

Thank you to the universe for this amazing place I call home.

Happy Thanksgiving!



To re-certify or not to re-certify?

About 3 years ago I set out on a quest to revamp my skills.  I had been face down for 6 years trying to build, alongside my colleagues, an unmanned systems pilot training program. When I finally had room to breath, I looked up and  realized everything I thought I knew about instructional design and learning and development had changed.  My skills and my Master’s in ISD no longer seemed valid.

This is what lead me to purse the Association for Talent & Development’s Certified Professional in Learning & Performance.

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P is for Pressure to Perform

I’ve been sitting on a lot of planes lately – which has given me the opportunity to clean out my Evernote “read it” later files. This is something that has been on my to do list for months. I think I have been avoiding it as I basically abandoned my weekly practice of sharing my favorite finds, a practice I learned from Harold Jarche, and something I had felt is pretty critical to my Personal Knowledge Management practice. So why did I give it up?

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Tasks worth fighting for . . .

Just a quick post to share a little insight I had this morning after reading Shannon Tipton’s post on productivity.

She offers three simple questions to get your day started.  The first of which is:

What are three items worth fighting for today?

This question blew me away because you know what my number 1 answer was – engage with my personal learning network.  You know what often gets dropped off the list?  You got it – engaging with my network.

No more! My network is worth “fighting” for because without them I am not who I am nor can I become who I desire to be.

Hope this inspires you to start thinking about what tasks you need to start fighting for and thanks Shannon for sparking an aha moment!

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