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Executive Buzz: A Leadership Conversation with Jonathan Levine

Executive Buzz: A Leadership Conversation with Jonathan Levine

For practitioners of performance and quality, it is beneficial for us to hear from client executives--particularly those that think more about practical outcomes than they do about the science behind the solutions. What follows is a discussion with a notable executive using questions crowdsourced from various interest groups.

  • Save on the Gift of Knowledge

    Save on the Gift of Knowledge

    Start the holiday season and shopping off right with the gift of knowledge. ISPI and Pfeiffer are partnering to bring you a special limited time sale on Wiley books. As an ISPI member, any book you order directly from...

  • Accessing Your Organization’s Training ROI Using Culminating/Capstone Events

    Accessing Your Organization’s Training ROI Using Culminating/Capstone Events

    The need for accessing the value gain from training and performance operations is critical to organizations’ ROI, and the best tool for measuring such value is a well-planned and well-executed culminating event.

  • Bring Out the Best in Your Contractors

    Bring Out the Best in Your Contractors

    Many companies hire contractors when faced with large, but temporary, surges in deliverables. You do not need these extra hands permanently, but you still want high-quality work from them while they are with you.

  • Coaching for Talent Development and Employee Engagement

    Coaching for Talent Development and Employee Engagement

    Sustained improved performance is a good thing, right? As leaders we all want our employees to continually improve, to remain engaged, and to love their work. So, how do you get all that? We have all read how money...

  • Modeling HPT: Diagnostic and Prescriptive Power

    Modeling HPT: Diagnostic and Prescriptive Power

    John B. Lazar and Daniela Robu How do the ISPI principles and standards inform the way we look at, think about, and engage in our performance improvement efforts? Can we bring the human performance technology (HPT) framework, practices, and...

  • Improving Workplace Performance

    Improving Workplace Performance

    Too often we make things harder than they really are. Improving workplace performance should start with a clear definition of the problem in terms of the present and desired levels of performance. This performance gap should be supplemented by...

  • SWOT, Now What? Using a TOWS Strategic Alternatives Matrix and Grid Analysis in Developing Strategic Options

    SWOT, Now What? Using a TOWS Strategic Alternatives Matrix and Grid Analysis in Developing Strategic Options

    How many times have clients had a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis conducted and thought that the data it provided were the end of the process? Unfortunately, as performance consultants, we know that is far from the...

  • The Wisdom of the Crowd

    The Wisdom of the Crowd

    “If you build a better mousetrap, the world will beat a path to your door.” Is that true--will business workers readily adopt great new technology that helps them to do their jobs better? The answer, as we have discovered,...

  • Why Do We Do What We Do? Unpacking Box 6

    Why Do We Do What We Do? Unpacking Box 6

    We see each other at the local gym three times per week. We have not formally met, but we have exchanged familiar greetings and head nods on many occasions. You are training for an upcoming 10K run and would...

  • Back to the Future: Bridge Building

    Back to the Future: Bridge Building

    I came across this quote while preparing for a keynote presentation I delivered in Toronto last fall on innovative employee engagement strategies. Thomas J. Watson Jr. was the former president of IBM, his quote was from the 1950s,...

  • The Demise of Expertise: The Rise of Googleism

    The Demise of Expertise: The Rise of Googleism

    In less than two months a series of events converged to unnerve me. The first occurred when I attended a business conference and went to a panel on “The Global Economy and Climate Change.” The chairman announced and introduced...

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<i>Performance Improvement</i> Journal: November/December Issue

Performance Improvement Journal: November/December Issue

In 2014’s final issue of the Performance Improvement journal--November/December, 53(10)--you will find an issue loaded with nourishing food for thought on learning and development; performance improving models; distance training; human performance technology (HPT) used to improve performance in India; and a review of a book on performance management coauthored by Aubrey Daniels, one of the keynote speakers from the 2014 Performance Improvement Conference.

  • January 5th Deadline! Call for Applications: ISPI’s Distinguished Dissertation Award Competition

    January 5th Deadline! Call for Applications: ISPI’s Distinguished Dissertation Award Competition

    Enter ISPI’s Award of Excellence (AOE) program for an opportunity to have your intervention, communication, research, or chapter project recognized for your organization’s extraordinary performance improvement efforts.

  • Human Performance Technology–A Learning Guide for Performance Improvement

    Human Performance Technology–A Learning Guide for Performance Improvement

    ISPI has partnered with ImprovID to create a self-paced learning guide for performance improvement. The aim of the guide is to provide you with an introduction to human performance technology (HPT) concepts and the Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) Standards, and then to link HPT to various aspects of human...

  • A Glimpse into ISPI EMEA in Warsaw, Poland

    A Glimpse into ISPI EMEA in Warsaw, Poland

    For everyone who participated in the ISPI EMEA 2014 Conference, a reminder, and for those who were unable to attend this year, a glimpse into what you missed. The video below was developed from interviews, presentations, and impromptu comments contributed throughout the conference by presenters and participants in the...

  • ISPI Bay Area Chapter’s November Webinar: Speaking Up–Presenting to Executives

    ISPI Bay Area Chapter’s November Webinar: Speaking Up–Presenting to Executives

    Most people might go about preparing a presentation to their CEO much as they would for anyone else. But we know CEOs are one of the toughest audiences anyone has to speak to as a presenter.

  • January Member Benefit: Accelerated Speed to Proficiency with Cognitive Learning Strategies

    January Member Benefit: Accelerated Speed to Proficiency with Cognitive Learning Strategies

    The goal of training is to produce highly proficient performers in as short a time as possible, resulting in substantial benefits and savings to the organization. Although organizations invest substantial resources in training, many learners find that they cannot perform without substantial help and support following the training events.

  • Four Levels of Evaluation Programs: Receive a 20% Discount

    Four Levels of Evaluation Programs: Receive a 20% Discount

    The Kirkpatrick Model comprises the foremost evaluation methodology in the world. In these courses you will learn directly from the Kirkpatricks the true and correct model and how to apply it to maximize the business results from your training initiatives. Of urgent importance to ISPI members is the emphasis...

  • Publish with ISPI and Share Your Wealth of Knowledge

    Publish with ISPI and Share Your Wealth of Knowledge

    Our profession is made up of the best and brightest in the field of performance improvement. Your contributions–extensive like a book or shorter like a PerformanceXpress article–are the resources used by universities, corporations, government, and many more to expand and build upon current thinking in the performance improvement field.

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Knowledge Worker: What Does Your Work Profile Look Like?

Knowledge Worker: What Does Your Work Profile Look Like?

Somehow, somewhere along the way, we have managed to divorce performance from work. The two of them need to be remarried. To perform--in the sense that that term has any meaning at all in the world of work and working--is to achieve some result of value. It is to...

  • Performance Improving Technology: Productivity Apps

    Performance Improving Technology: Productivity Apps

    The beginning of the year is here, all of the apps have been rated, and the awards for best apps have been posted. I have been reviewing some of the tops apps to see what happened, and I was...

  • Chapter Corner: Danny Thomas and ISPI Chapters

    Chapter Corner: Danny Thomas and ISPI Chapters

    Danny Thomas is quoted as having said that there are two types of people in this world: the takers and the givers. The takers, he said, might eat better, but the givers sleep better. Our Society is blessed to...

The Performance Improvement Conference»

A New Track at THE Performance Improvement Conference: Performance Improvement in Developing Countries

A New Track at THE Performance Improvement Conference: Performance Improvement in Developing Countries

ISPI is proud to announce a new conference track focusing on performance improvement in developing countries. We have invited several key players from those emerging world regions to showcase their performance improvement work at THE Performance Improvement Conference in San Antonio this coming April.

  • Register for a Workshop and Take Advantage of Your Time in San Antonio!

    Register for a Workshop and Take Advantage of Your Time in San Antonio!

    ISPI has a stellar line up of workshops being offered April 24-26, 2015, in San Antonio, Texas, at THE Performance Improvement Conference. As you know, our circle of performance improvement professionals has a lot to offer to those in the field. This is your opportunity to enhance your knowledge...

  • 20-Minute Pitstop: Roundtable Presentation & Lunch Discussion

    20-Minute Pitstop: Roundtable Presentation & Lunch Discussion

    Yes, they are a digestive and intellectual duo of every ISPI conference. With names like "Cracker Barrel," "Lunch-n-Learn," "Bagel Barrel," and even "Chat-n-Chew," ISPI conferences are known for their General Sessions where eating and learning go together like milk and cookies! Roundtables are an excellent way for participants to...

  • Two Keynotes Announced for THE Performance Improvement Conference

    Two Keynotes Announced for THE Performance Improvement Conference

    We have just brought on two great speakers for THE Performance Improvement Conference in San Antonio, Texas!

  • Speed Mentoring!

    Speed Mentoring!

    To enable ISPI to move into the future, we need our mentors to work with our emerging professionals to pass on their experience, love of learning, and commitment to ISPI. One way we do this is through speed mentoring!

  • Attend the P&P Institute and the CPT Workshop at THE Performance Improvement Conference

    Attend the P&P Institute and the CPT Workshop at THE Performance Improvement Conference

    The workplace, how we communicate with one another, and what we know about learning are changing and evolving all the time. Performance improvement professionals are known for their commitment to staying abreast of all the latest developments. Take advantage of ISPI’s upcoming Principles and Practices Institute and the CPT...

  • Great Things To Do In San Antonio

    Great Things To Do In San Antonio

    If you will be attending ISPI’s THE Performance Improvement Conference in April of 2015, you are in for a treat! This year’s conference is being held in exciting San Antonio, Texas from April 26-29, 2015. Delegates will stay at the Grand Hyatt on the Riverwalk. Pre-conference workshops are...