Instructional Design

Learning Solutions as Minimum Viable Products (MVP)

Minimum viable products (MVP) are popular for many things, including software products and applications, start-up companies or concepts, etc. MVP are typically defined as products with the highest rate of return on investment with low risk. An MVP approach is usually preferred when you want to get something to the market quickly to test it… Continue reading Learning Solutions as Minimum Viable Products (MVP)

Instructional Design

Reframing What It Means to Thoroughly “Understand” Something

[Published on LinkedIn] I stumbled upon this picture in my LinkedIn feed recently. I have no idea who posted it or where it came from, but it struck me. Think about what it says for a moment. Do you agree with what it says? Why or why not? In my experience working with subject matter… Continue reading Reframing What It Means to Thoroughly “Understand” Something

Instructional Design

You only thought you knew how to reheat pizza…

[Published on LinkedIn] We frequent the local Pizza Hut, especially during football season. I love pizza. The last time we sat down to eat, I happened to notice the reheating instructions printed on the box. At first glance I thought “there are a lot of words there for something so simple.” When I read them… Continue reading You only thought you knew how to reheat pizza…

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Never say you’re sorry…and other lessons applied from my days in hospitality.

[Posted on LinkedIn] It seems like a lifetime ago, but I worked in the hospitality industry for a while, making my way from hostess to trainer to a management/supervisory role. The hospitality industry is unique for a number of reasons, and I often tell people that everyone should have to work in it for at… Continue reading Never say you’re sorry…and other lessons applied from my days in hospitality.

Instructional Design

6 Things Instructional Systems Design has in Common with Internal Auditing

For three years I worked for The Institute of Internal Auditors (The IIA) as their manager of curriculum.  This opportunity has taught me more than I ever thought there was to know about internal auditing, and I have worked with some amazing subject matter experts who were eager to teach me throughout the iterative curriculum development… Continue reading 6 Things Instructional Systems Design has in Common with Internal Auditing

Leadership · Project Management

My Lesson from 2013: To keep things in perspective.

In business, it is far too easy to lose sight of the big picture in terms of the varying degrees of importance and urgency.  And, to top it off, it seems we are reluctant to take our much-deserved vacation time for many reasons (perception being a prime reason).  For some reason we are compelled to… Continue reading My Lesson from 2013: To keep things in perspective.

Leadership · Project Management

Collaboration vs. Cowardice

There have been many articles discussing the importance of collaboration in leadership, and usually these articles discuss the benefits of a collaborative leader.  While I can agree that collaboration is a desired skill in many industries and at most levels I am inclined to discuss with you: The difference between collaboration and cowardice and How… Continue reading Collaboration vs. Cowardice