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What Sharing Ideas At Work Does For Us

By Nick Leffler | September 7, 2015 | 6 Comments
What are the benefits of sharing ideas at work?

There are many benefits from sharing ideas at work. I thought it would be good to write this because I occasionally hear people talk about sharing creates stolen ideas and in return fighting over those stolen ideas. There are other thoughts on why sharing ideas at work shouldn’t be done but my focus on why…

Employees Avoiding Corporate Barriers

By Nick Leffler | August 25, 2015 | 1 Comment
Employees Avoiding Corporate Barriers

This is a story that is close to me because I see employees avoiding corporate barriers every day. I’ve seen what command and control leads to and it’s not good for anybody, organization or employee. When an organization gets worried about lawsuits and starts to shut computer systems down to prevent leaks and errors, people don’t…

Increasing Social Awareness in Higher Education

By Nick Leffler | August 11, 2015 | 2 Comments
Increasing Social Awareness in Higher Education

About two months ago I wrote about increasing social awareness in higher education, specifically the MSIDT program that I graduated from. Developing the social awareness of the program has gone well, although nothing like I had planned. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing because plans can’t take into account all the variable but just doing it can…

Unplug

By Nick Leffler | July 27, 2015 | 2 Comments
How do you unplug?

Every day I seem to hear about unplugging and getting away from work. There’s a pretty undeniable link between unplugging and the topic of work-life balance. There’s a little more to it than that though. The question I think about often is if it’s necessary to fully unplug or if we can simply manage the struggle. Pulling a…

Modeling a Training Framework

By Nick Leffler | July 20, 2015 | 1 Comment
Training Framework

I was provoked into this blog post by none other than the eLearning Provocateur, Ryan Tracey. I do agree with the fact that you have to take the good with the bad when speaking of frameworks, but my caution is in that there’s usually more bad than good and it’s increasingly more difficult to separate…