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June 29, 2011

eLearning vs eReference (article)

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Many people think that eLearning and eReference are the same – and this misunderstanding can lead to whole projects failing and budget wasted on the wrong system. Paul Matthews reveals in an e-newsletter: There is a fundamental difference between knowledge acquisition for later use, and referencing information for immediate use. The motivations are different, the

June 26, 2011

Are you a leader or a manager?

Consider your own situation ... Managers maintain things and leaders change things. Is this true? Management is about 'what' and 'how'. Leadership is about 'why'. Is this true? Management is about the issues of the day, and leadership is about the issues of the future. Is this true? Management is reactive and leadership is proactive.

June 19, 2011

The walk of power and grace

The way that you move your body and walk has an enormous effect on the way that you feel, your confidence levels and what other people think of you. How you move is linked to what's going on in your head and vice versa. Most people let their mind control their body movements; it also

June 12, 2011

… felt compelled to stop

The location: Washington DC - a metro station The spot: The top of the escalator The time: 7:51 am, Friday morning rush hour The situation: A man puts down his cap for money, gets out his violin and starts to play. He performs classical pieces for the next 43 minutes. In that time, 1,097 people

June 12, 2011

When executive neglect is a good thing

Mark Brady's definition of 'executive neglect' is finding those things that are not critical to success and stopping doing them. So first, what are the primary things you are tasked with doing? These could be in the form of KPIs. Next, look at what you actually do, and notice what percentage of what you do

June 5, 2011

Correcting poor performance checklist

I heard this in a movie I saw recently... "Wars are won one battle at a time. Battles are won one bullet at a time." I wondered about this... And then yesterday a guy I am working with on a project made some mistakes. He did know how to do it well, so this was