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Knowledge Management

Change requires steady work

Recently, we had the opportunity to run the Niagara Falls Half Marathon.  The longer distances attract me because of the work they involve.  The training plan is divided into distinct stages, each section crafted to support the end goal.  I do not love every morning run, or every grueling hot training session, but I love…

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Begin with the End in Sight

Sports have a great advantage: the goal is immediately apparent.  In golf, sink the ball in the hole.  In football, get the ball across into the endzone.  In quidditch, catch the golden snitch.  Regardless of the sport, the rules clearly state how to score points and the objective.  Unfortunately, the objective of training is not…

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Context & Details for Understanding

 Understanding is a part of learning, but conversely, learning is a part of understanding. Context and detail are critical in bringing your classroom participants along the learning journey.  Seek to understand their context, and provide the detail for them to understand yours. This morning my son and I admired a new vehicle as it passed…

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The Five Stages of Training

As a Six Sigma Black Belt, leader of an organization, or as Training Manager, the question of training effectiveness eventually becomes a topic.  As an internal auditor, I have too often seen “training” as the only (and repeated) solution to a quality spill.  In order to address the efficient and effective training, consider how training…

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Images and Parables

Parables are word pictures not of visible things, but rather of things of the mind and the spirit.That which cannot be seen with the eyes of the body, a parable will reveal to the eyes of the mind, informing the subtlety of the intellect by means of things perceivable by the senses, and as it…

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