When I tell people I am an Instructional Designer, I am often faced with a puzzled expression. As important and diverse as the field is, it is not well known… So I’ll often follow up by explaining that the role of an Instructional Designer is to design and develop efficient and effective learning experiences. ...Continue reading
Recently, Jeff Hoxworth, a partner here at SDI Consulting, released a blog defining the appropriate role that technology could (and should, in many cases) play in supporting the learning experience. In it, he threw out the term “snacking”, which may be unfamiliar to many readers, particularly those new to the learning industry. This model is...Continue reading
Can you recall the last time you made it through a day without reliance on a technological device? Society has become dependent on its smart phones and tablets – myself included. The internet has replaced encyclopedias, dictionaries, and catalogs. Digital media has replaced the CD and DVD. Everyday, businesses rely on technology more and more...Continue reading
This seems like a relatively straightforward question, and it very well could be. If you want to convey a message in a visual sense, you use words and images and a certain style of illustration or photography to set yourself apart from the competition. Problem solved, end of story…right? Well, not so much. Current trends place...Continue reading
Having strong leaders at the top is integral to success, but it is not enough. A great coach can only do so much. On a sports team you also need great captains and self motivated teammates....
Learning to lead is not easy and it won’t happen overnight. It requires a keen focus and an intentional approach to development. A strong leader raises the level of those around them and directly impacts the success of the whole organization in the process....
When organizations want to grow, where should they really be focusing their resources in order to achieve their goals? If you are in the middle of attempting to aggressively grow your organization, make sure you spend as much time thinking about evolving HOW you are generating demand as you are on WHAT your are...Continue reading
Are your employees engaged? Are they committed to your organization? Are they ready, willing and able to perform in a manner that is required for growing your organization? We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit. They can be, as long as your leaders have the right...Continue reading
Analysis Paralysis – The condition of being unable to make a decision due to the availability of TOO MUCH INFORMATION that must be processed in order to be actionable. Last week I wrote a response to an interesting post that Entrepreneur.com released titled “Stopping Employees From Jumping Ship is Easier Than You Think”. In short, the...Continue reading