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Two Candidates Nominated for ISPI President-Elect

Two Candidates Nominated for ISPI President-Elect

The Nominations Committee has put forth two candidates for President-Elect. Both candidates had been vetted for the 2015 election process but, because of a change in the bylaws, the President-Elect election was postponed until 2016.

Don Triner Candidate for ISPI President-Elect–Statement to Membership

Don Triner Candidate for ISPI President-Elect–Statement to Membership

As lifetime member and CPT, I am dedicated to the long-term success of ISPI through relevant research, value to members, and sound fiscal policy and execution. What follows is a list of what I feel the Society has to accomplish and how I think we could get there under my leadership.

From the Board: A Renewed Commitment to ISPI Chapters

From the Board: A Renewed Commitment to ISPI Chapters

Whenever I accept a new position on a board of directors for any organization, I sometimes wonder if I should have made that commitment. Since joining the ISPI board, I have had no regrets. So far this board is all I hoped it would be and more.

Leadership Insights from the Pan Am Games

Leadership Insights from the Pan Am Games

Performance…it seems these days this word tends to be on most people’s minds–whether in business, politics, or, yes, even sports. Performance is one of those terms that has become generic in our culture. In most organizations, performance usually falls somewhere in the area of performance management systems, operational efficiencies, and productivity.

Rethinking, Revisiting, & Reimagining PI: Organization Design: A Pathway to Performance

Rethinking, Revisiting, & Reimagining PI: Organization Design: A Pathway to Performance

The landscape within which organizations compete today has undergone a drastic change and continues to do so. The environment dictates that an organization be agile and resilient to nimbly transmogrify and respond to business priorities to sustain its competitive advantage.

A New Book by Gary DePaul

A New Book by Gary DePaul

One of your fellow ISPI members, Gary DePaul, CPT, PHD, has released a book, Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership: A Guide for Inspiring Creativity, Innovation, and Engagement.

Responses to Being Fired, Axed, Dropped, Laid Off, Let Go, Separated, Canned, Terminated, Pink-Slipped, Redundant, Downsized, and so on

Responses to Being Fired, Axed, Dropped, Laid Off, Let Go, Separated, Canned, Terminated, Pink-Slipped, Redundant, Downsized, and so on

There is no nice or humane way to fire anyone. Of course, there are some adjustments that would make it less mean-spirited and heartless: do not use robocall; do not hide the dastardly deed by making it past working hours; be less mechanical, legalistic, and cold in communicating the unhappy news; and instruct the security guards not to treat and escort the employee as a stapler-stealing criminal to the parking lot.

Knowledge Worker: Seven Skills of Knowledge Work

Knowledge Worker: Seven Skills of Knowledge Work

From time to time I come across really useful notions related to knowledge work and knowledge workers. Recently, I came across a blog post by Joel Gardner, CPT, PhD, that speaks to seven general skills required for success in the knowledge society.

Is Ongoing Learning the Focus of Performance Improvement?

Is Ongoing Learning the Focus of Performance Improvement?

A considerable amount of attention is currently being placed on “outdated” performance management systems. As such, there is a mounting need to “reinvent” workplace performance reviews and systems.

What Kind of Animal Am l? A Silly or a Serious Game of Crossover

What Kind of Animal Am l? A Silly or a Serious Game of Crossover

The pursuit and measurement of difference sometimes takes exotic forms. The most recent and unexpected version links us with animals, specifically with six–mongoose, lion, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, and crocodile.

Digital Devices, Digital Brains

Digital Devices, Digital Brains

Are you curious about the impact of interfacing with digital devices? Do you want to know what researchers think about the brains of multitasking teens? What do you know about the implications of technology on attention span, and how it changed during the past decade?

Performance Improvement Technology: How2Lead 2.0

Performance Improvement Technology: How2Lead 2.0

Along my travels through the digital realm of the Internet, I have discovered a useful app called “How2Lead.” It piqued my interest just with the title alone. I was not sure what to expect, so I gave it a shot and read the synopsis of the app and thought it would be a great app for the performance improvement community.

Building Leadership Capacity

Building Leadership Capacity

Using the ISPI human performance technology principles and standards for effective leadership as our lenses, this webinar will explain how to build leadership capacity for yourself, others, and your organization. Judy and Donna have synthesized the research about leadership into the 5 Cs: character, context, collaboration, critical thinking, and complex communication.

43rd IFTDO World Conference & Exhibition

43rd IFTDO World Conference & Exhibition

IFTDO is a worldwide network of human resource professionals committed to identifying, developing, and transferring knowledge, skills, and technology to enhance personal and organizational growth, human performance, productivity, and sustainable development. Accredited as a Non-Government Organization by the UN Department of Public Information and the ILO, it helps to ensure that members’ voices are heard by international policy makers influencing outcomes in human development.

The Aging Leader: Seven Deadly Sins

The Aging Leader: Seven Deadly Sins

Aging and disease are routinely paired. The latter typically has dominated medical research. That is understandable: Disease is urgent, marketable, and hopefully treatable. Thus, procedures and medications focused on the disease side of the equation successfully have halted or slowed the three great killers and disablers: heart disease, stroke, and cancer. But recently the question of the cause-and-effect relationship between aging and disease has been raised and a new answer has been forthcoming.

Does Your Leadership Measure Up?

Does Your Leadership Measure Up?

The top five leaders most admired by the world’s business executives are Winston Churchill, Steve Jobs, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, and Jack Welch–in that order, according to the 2013 Global CEO Survey conducted by PwC.

The Leadership “Pilgrimage”

The Leadership “Pilgrimage”

Unlike many leaders today, pilgrims had a singular vision of where they were going and why they were going there. They shared fundamental values and beliefs that compelled them to make incredibly long, challenging, solitary, yet extraordinarily impactful journeys to sacred locations.

Requesting Your Support of Student Research

Requesting Your Support of Student Research

Participate in research surveys in performance improvement.

Doing the Twist

Doing the Twist

Leadership should be a reflection of the community in which it will serve; in Canada, this means incubating and developing leaders representative of the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit, collectively referred to as “Aboriginal” communities.