I love it when a plan comes together…

Brent Bloom and Nancy Duarte allow me to join them Yeah, that quote gives away my age, but who cares?I’ve been working with Nancy Duarte – author of “slide:ology” – since last September, building “slide:ology@kt“. “slide:ology@kt” is a day-long workshop, based on her excellent book, that is customized to our

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Restroom Iconography XIII: Mountain View, CA

A couple weeks ago, Angie and I had an excellent lunch at Cascal, in Mountain View, California. We’d been there before, but I’d never used their restroom. I know, I know – too much information, but stick with me… On this occasion, I did use the restroom. On my way

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Our “Dress Rehearsal”

Ed Muzio (2nd from left) and the KT Gang On Wednesday, our longtime friend Ed Muzio spent the day at KT, introducing us to a very cool simulation. Ed is author of Four Secrets to Liking Your Work, a book I highly recommend to anyone who wants to find more

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slide:ology @ KT

The incomparable Nancy Duarte at KT Today was a very cool day. Brent and I delivered the slide:ology workshop to a select audience of executives and influencers at KT. The turnout was great and the buzz was amazing. Slide:ology author Nancy Duarte was in the house. Duarte Senior Designer Eric

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The Six Disciplines of slide:ology

Wow… it’s a busy time. I’ve got three major programs going on at work. I’m just finishing the 10th class in my Masters program (out of 13). I’m proofreading a buddy’s book. I’m co-writing a series on Mentoring with another buddy. And I’m finishing my first book proposal. I’d consider

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Thinking Strategically

Our learning team with author Steven Stowell (2nd from right) The phrase ‘strategic thinking’ is one of the more dangerous phrases in the business lexicon. Everyone says it. Everyone agrees it’s important. Everyone nods a lot when discussing it. Unfortunately, I’m pretty sure that no one has the same definition

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Restroom Iconography XII: Santa Clara, CA

Yes, it’s time for another addition to my ongoing collection of restroom icons. This one comes from “La Paloma”, our favorite neighborhood Mexican restaurant: home of amazing chorizo con huevos, excellent flan, a dozen camarone dishes, and my favorite long island iced tea. Oh yeah, and a very, very cool

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Get out of your shell

Walking throught the woods of New Jersey, I found this beautiful turtle shell. Beautiful… but the turtle was dead. I’m a big turtle fan, so this was sad – but also a reminder that staying in your shell doesn’t guarantee anything. We read every day about people with amazing houses

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Customer Delight: Carved in Wood…

A couple of weeks ago, my colleagues and I were certified to lead the program “InsideOut Coaching”. At the end of the session, we were told, “Your certificates will be mailed to you.” Okay… cool… no big deal, we thought. Today, I received my ‘certificate’. In a box. A heavy

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Book Review: Rules of Thumb by Alan M. Webber

I love Confucius. And Sun Tzu. And Tom Peters. I love profound little learning nuggets, so when I saw a book titled “Rules of Thumb”, I bought it immediately. Title: “Rules of Thumb: 52 Truths for Winning at Business Without Losing Your Self“Author: Alan M. Webber Genre: BusinessSummary: The cofounder

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Reading, Reading, Reading…

One great thing about vacation is that I get to catch up on my reading… This week, I’ve read: Ignore Everybody by Hugh MacLeod Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath Metaphorically Selling by Anne Miller Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell Rules of Thumb by Alan M. Webber What Got

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Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning

Last week, we brought Cal Wick, co-author of “The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning” into KLA–Tencor for a full day workshop based on the book. I’d seen two of Cal’s co-authors – Andy Jefferson and Roy Pollock – present before, and felt like we could learn a lot from the

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Learning Every Day…

Today I received my latest shipment from Amazon. Job Aids & Performance Support by Allison Rossett & Lisa Schafer – I’m on a serious Job Aid kick right now. A really good job aid eliminates the need for training, so I’m striving to become a world-class job aid designer The

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Top 5 Training/Business Books

I am often asked to recommend books. It’s tough…  Do I tell you my favorites? Or the ones I think are the ‘best’? Whatever that means? Instead, I’ll tell you the 5 books that I have most often picked up and read – or at least referenced – in the

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Visual Ethnography, Art, Obsession, and Inspiration

While in New Mexico, I renewed my fascination with the photography of Edward S. Curtis. If you don’t know his name, you certainly know at least a few of his remarkable photographs. I just finished reading “Shadow Catcher: The Life and Work of Edward S. Curtis”, an excellent overview of

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A Graphic Guide to Writing SMART as Hell Goals follows Mickey, a new employee, on his journey from SMART to SMART as Hell. In this fast paced comic book by award-winning author Glenn Hughes, you’ll watch Mickey rebound from a failed meeting with his boss Amy, by getting clarity around his

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Do your goals lack punch? Are you struggling for the motivation to realize your dreams? Do you sometimes wish you could get a nice pat on the back AND a good kick in the butt? SMART as Hell Advice is your antidote. In this book, award-winning goal expert Glenn Hughes gathers

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Looking to increase clarity, creativity, and conversation?  Photo Jolts! shows you how to leverage the power of photographs to improve yourself, your team, or your organization. Master trainer Thiagi and SMART as Hell.com founder Glenn Hughes share 51 activities (with over 300 variations) that are tested and proven to help participants

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