The trouble with passion and purpose at work

Passion and purpose. Everything you need to get started with motivation. Right? Many HR professionals and leaders seem convinced today that the key to motivating workers is to unlock and release their passion. But will it work? At the ASTD2013 ICE this year, I heard from 4 people about this topic and my first impression […]

LinkedIN Praise for ASTD2013 TU306

If you are wondering what this post is all about, read the introduction post hereā€¦ The following are comments from the LinkedIN group associated to my ASTD2013 ICE session TU306: Practical Use of Social Media for Formal Learning. You can also see the tweets here.. Thanks for reading! D   Hazel Jackson started a discussion […]

Praise for my session TU306 at ASTD2013

The response to my speech during session TU306 at the ASTD International Conference and Exhibition in Dallas this year has been overwhelming and extremely touching.   Over 20 people took their time on Wednesday to interrupt my attempts to stalk Karl Kapp and steal JD Dillon’s iPad charger with handshaking, thanks and congratulations. Several people […]

5 Tips for Game Design and Learning, from Julie Dirksen

During the Wednesday morning ASTD2013 session with Karl Kapp, we were “sold” on Gamification for learning. Session W306 with Julie Dirksen filled in some of the design gaps. If, like me, you believe gamification for learning is worth exploring, you might be getting started on your first attempts at game design. When you have your […]

Liz Wiseman wants us to multiply

Liz Wiseman is closing ASTD2013. At this point in the day, the audience is tough. Most, like me, have already followed about 16 intense sessions with learning leaders from around the world on a variety of topics. Many have listening, tweeted and taken other notes, all at the same time. (And they partied all night. […]

Karl Kapp on Gamification

Session W209 of the ASTD2013 ICE featured Karl Kapp, world leading expert on gamification talking about how gamification can improve learning.   Gamification is the use of game-based mechanics or game thinking to promote learning, motivate action and solve problems. In the US, the military have used massive open online multiplayer games to define military […]

Evaluating informal learning or focussing on what counts?

Session W112 is about to kick-off with Saul Carliner, Associate Professor of Concordia University (Montreal). On the last day of the conference, it is good to see so many smiley learning geeks still ready to soak up some information. And the big surprise already is that Saul is actually able to engage the audience… Even […]

Bringing some rock and roll to your training

Rick Lozano is engaging people. Correction: He is ROCKING people. Literally. With a guitar!   During ASTD2013 session TU100 we are learning about what the world of rock and roll can bring to training. Rick thinks that too much training is boring, dry and non-engaging. Here are 15 ideas inspired by rock concerts and the […]

If you knew your brain, you would develop talent differently

Retaining and developing talent is not what you think it is. ASTD2013 session M106 was led by David Rock from the NeuroLeadership Institute. Based on the meta-research of thousands of Neuro-science studies, the NeuroLeadership Institute says that we can really do a much better job of helping leaders make decisions and solve problems, regulate emotions, […]