What (If Anything) Were They Thinking?

A great article by Jerry Useem on the relationship between culture and decision-making in which he delves into the origins of corporate evil and idiocy: What Was Volkswagon Thinking? A few quotes: On the Challenger space-shuttle disaster (1986) – “[D]amage to the crucial O‑rings had been observed after previous shuttle launches. Each observed instance of damage… […]

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Trends in eLearning for 2016

We’ve long been fans of job-aids. Recall Joe Harless’ famous line, “Inside every fat course there’s a thin job-aid crying to get out.” While eLearning courses are certainly not going away, we’re seeing growing interest in the design and development of just-in-time resources (i.e., performance support tools).

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Manage for Peak Performance Series

Being a manager – a business leader – can be rewarding, but sometimes it’s not easy to get your team to consistently perform at the level you need and expect. At Peregrine, we may not have the solutions to all the performance issues managers face, but having been in the business of workforce performance improvement […]

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Practical Advice for New Graduates Pursuing a Career in Talent Development

A few weeks back, I was invited to speak to some students and post-docs at The University of California, Berkeley about transitioning from academia to business and working in the field of training and development (a.k.a. T&D, talent development, learning and development (L&D), instructional design, performance consulting, etc.). Speaking at events of this nature is always […]

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Welcoming New Associates, Reviewing Awards Entries — This Week at PPG

This week at Peregrine, we welcome two new associates and wrap up our reviews of entries to the Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology awards program. Terry Teplitz is a training and organizational development specialist with more than 20 years of experience developing programs that improve employee productivity. Her specialties include program management, instructional design, vendor […]

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Seven Rules for Running Effective Meetings

In a recent HBR post, Amy Gallo offers some fantastic advice for running effective meetings. Here’s a summary of the rules and key points she lays out in her article: Rule #1 – Keep the meeting as small as possible. No more than seven people. Two major advantages of keeping meetings small: they are easier […]

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In Memory of Walter W. Ratcliff (1949 – 2015)

Walter was the consummate performance consultant — well-versed in the language of business and the best practices of human performance technology (HPT). He was clever, funny, smart, and always interested in providing his and our clients high-quality outputs at reasonable prices. He was one of the sharpest consultants we worked with.

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