I got home from the grocery store today and, as I was putting away the groceries, there was a knock at my door. It was a friendly knock with a little rhythm to it. I figured one of my neighbors saw me come home and wanted to chat. I hesitated to answer it because I… Continue reading Success is “Elementary”
My husband is currently back in school as a degree-seeking student and I am watching as he deals with frustrations that come with it. I have watched as he tries to navigate poorly designed distance learning. I have watched as he tries to figure out assignments. I have watched as he re-learns how to be… Continue reading When Failure Teaches Nothing
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)
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.
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
Most who know me know that I am very passionate about ISD. Many of those same people know how I became an instructional designer and why. For those unaware, the short version of my story is that I discovered my love for ISD through the my work in hospitality management. I was provided opportunities to… Continue reading The Easiest Decision I Ever Made
Recently I came across an article on Forbes.com: The 6 Most Important Things Employees Need From Their Leaders To Realize Their High Potential. I am fortunate to have had a boss that has done all six of the things listed within it and, it is true, he helped me realize my high potential. He often… Continue reading Leadership, defined