Archive for July, 2014

That Pesky Status Quo

Monday, July 7th, 2014

To drive change, first create discomfort.

I read an excellent blog post today and immediately wanted to share it. OK, first I wanted to read it, and THEN I wanted to share it.

Why the attraction?

Its awesome title: “What Just About Every Speaker Does Wrong.”

Now, who’s not gonna read that? (People who never have to speak? Or listen to speakers?)

But what made me want to share it is…its author, Nick Morgan, “one of America’s top communication theorists and coaches,” AGREES with ME. Yes. There. I’ve said it.

Actually, he agrees with Beckhard’s change equation, which I blogged about a few years ago. Beckhard’s formula posits that in order to effect change, you must first create dissatisfaction with the status quo.

Morgan writes about this in the context of his domain, public speaking. What most speakers do wrong, he suggests, is to forget about selling the problem before selling the solution.

But you’d never do that. Right? Right.

 

 

 

Learning Program and Team Awards 2009-2014

ORGANIZATION / CATEGORY DESIGNATION

ASTD Excellence in Practice

Technical Training Award
Training Management Citation (for new programs)
Learning Technology Citation
Workplace Learning & Collaboration–Leadership Development (x2) Award, Citation
Workplace Learning & Collaboration–Onboarding Citation
Sales Enablement Citation

Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning

Best Custom Content Gold
Best in Learning Strategy and Governance Gold
Best Leadership Development Program Gold
Best Innovation in Learning Technology Silver
Best Leadership Sales Training Silver
Best Integration of Learning and Talent Management Bronze
Best Use of Games for Learning Bronze

Brandon Hall Technology Excellence

Best Advance in Social Learning Technology Gold

CLO Magazine Learning in Practice

Technology Innovation Gold, Division 1
Innovation Gold, Division 1
Business Impact Gold, Division 2
Business Impact Bronze, Division 2

 

Learning Organization Ranking Awards

ORGANIZATION / AWARD NOTES

American Society for Training & Development

ASTD BEST #1 (up from #32 in one year)
#2 (up from #37 in two years)

ELearning! Media Group

Learning! 100 #1 (first year on list)

Chief Learning Officer Magazine

LearningElite #1, #4

Training Magazine

 Training Top 125 #1, #2 (up from #41 in one year)
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