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Expansion, When Done Right, a Driver of Performance; Otherwise a Deterrent!

Expansion, When Done Right, a Driver of Performance; Otherwise a Deterrent!

Expansion plans within an organization, irrespective of the geography, size, and type, typically herald growth for that business entity and value creation for its stakeholder or shareholder. In expansion parlance, you may have heard about growth strategies that often get bandied about such as organic growth or core growth...

  • Promotions and Popularity Contests at Work: “It’s a Farce!”

    Promotions and Popularity Contests at Work: “It’s a Farce!”

    Employees are basically inert--content to do as little as they can to get by--and no more. We cannot count on their motivation for self-improvement and performance improvement. So, by default, we have to be the motivator, but cleverly and...

  • Are Your Goals SMART or SCAMP?

    Are Your Goals SMART or SCAMP?

    Back in 1981, George T. Doran developed the goal-setting and achievement strategy called SMART. According to this strategy, goals should be: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely. For many people, teams, and organizations, this goal-setting approach has long served...

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SkillCast: Learning Unleashed: Less Training, More Learning

SkillCast: Learning Unleashed: Less Training, More Learning

People have an innate ability to learn. We learn from the moment we are born to the day we die, and most learning actually takes place outside of the classroom. Research shows that very frequently, when learners enter a classroom, they turn off their innate ability to learn in order to be taught. This webinar shares successful, proven methodologies--with hands-on exercises for trainers to use to assist learners to take control of their learning.

  • <b>September 12th Deadline:</b> Call for Nominations to the 2015-2017 Board of Directors

    September 12th Deadline: Call for Nominations to the 2015-2017 Board of Directors

    It is time for you, the ISPI membership, to determine the future direction of ISPI by nominating those members who you feel have the qualifications, experiences, and vision to lead our Society. Up for nomination this year are the President-elect (3-year term, President-elect, President, and Immediate Past President) and...

  • <b>September 12th Deadline:</b> Call for Honorary Award Nominations

    September 12th Deadline: Call for Honorary Award Nominations

    During THE Performance Improvement Conference, ISPI presents five special awards that recognize outstanding individuals and organizations for their significant contributions to the field of performance improvement and to the Society itself.

  • <em>Performance Improvement</em> Journal: August Issue

    Performance Improvement Journal: August Issue

    This issue opens with an essay on performance improvement by Carol Haig and Roger Addison that explores the initiatives that organizations use to improve workers, work, and the workplace. We then explore an article that is very direct, “Pragmatism: Making the Most Out of Training,” by Jodi Bueder. In...

  • Warsaw Conference Update: A Unique Conference Experience not to be Missed

    Warsaw Conference Update: A Unique Conference Experience not to be Missed

    This will be the final update on the Warsaw conference, which will take place at the end of this month, September 25-27! We hope that you are already planning to join us.

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

    Four Levels of Evaluation Programs: Receive a 20% Discount

    ISPI and Kirkpatrick Partners have teamed up to provide ISPI members a 20% discount on selected Kirkpatrick certificate and certification programs.

  • 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: Five Keys to Successful Change Management

Knowledge Worker: Five Keys to Successful Change Management

No one of them will unlock a successful change management effort; all five are needed. In this column, I will briefly review each of them.

  • Tales from the Field: The Retiree Services Program

    Tales from the Field: The Retiree Services Program

    Military retirees, as part of the greater military family, remain capable of making lifelong contributions to the organization they once served. To ensure their continued readiness and support, retirees must be kept apprised of relevant changing programs, services, and...

  • Chapter Corner: Board Leadership, Your Key to Sustainability

    Chapter Corner: Board Leadership, Your Key to Sustainability

    All professional associations today are challenged by changing demographics and priorities. In a world where local or regional chapters of many professional organizations have typically gone through cycles of success and near failure, some people think those challenges are...

  • Performance Improving Technology: Google Mail, Google Drive, and Google Docs

    Performance Improving Technology: Google Mail, Google Drive, and Google Docs

    Keeping connected to the digital world can sometimes be more of a hassle than it is worth; my phone starts to feel less like a product for my benefit and more like a leash to the outside world. Eventually,...

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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.