Imposter Syndrome in L&D

Imposter

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Do any of the following sentences describe you?

  • I am not a perfectionist. If I was, I would be more perfect.
  • I stay late at work or send after-hours emails to reassure my team I am committed.
  • I am where I am because of good luck or good timing.
  • I procrastinate to the point where I can’t possibly do my best work.

In other words, do you have a specific set of reactions to the thought that you may not be worthy of who you are as an L&D professional? Continue reading

The Value of a Pilot

Pilot Training

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Picture yourself near the end of a project lifecycle. Over the last several weeks you attended weekly meetings, had coffee with subject matter experts, adjusted timelines, submitted several drafts, made revisions based on feedback, and finally your project is ready for an audience. You are done with the hard work and ready to mark the project as complete. Not so fast! Continue reading

The Shackles of Copyright Infringement

Copyright Ball & Chain

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Facing jail or even prison time is not a place I ever want to find myself. Several stories in the news have been exploring charges that may lead to arrests of some very powerful people in this country. Reading through the allegations, there seems to be a lot of lawyers fighting about what they consider to be grey areas in the law. These stories have me wondering if it would have just been easier for these individual to simply stay on the right side of the law in the first place, but perhaps they were never briefed on the actions that could initiate a probe.

As L&D professionals, it is important that we never find ourselves in a legal grey area. Continue reading

A Halloween Costume for this PowerPoint Deck

Pumpkin PowerPoint

Halloween PowerPoint

Last week, someone asked what the scariest Halloween costume I could think of could be. I thought for a few moments, smiled, then said: a corporate PowerPoint template!

PowerPoint templates are so much scarier than Freddy or Jason or a demogorgon.

How so?

Because corporate PowerPoint templates aren’t the things of imagination and Hollywood magic. No sir. Corporate PowerPoint templates are very real.   Continue reading