Systems Thinking and The Five Whys

Systems Thinking and The Five Whys

A Favorite Resource: The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook Last week I was speaking with one of our new consultants about the importance of systems thinking, especially when solving problems, and I was reminded of one of my favorite resources, The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook (1994, Senge, Kleiner, Ross, et al.), and a customer story. I love the […]

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Posted in: Consulting, Creativity, Evaluation, Innovation, Learning Organizations, Manager Tips, Performance, Systems Thinking, Tools

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North Bay Managers’ Forum — Inaugural Gathering (12 Sep 2014)

On 12 Sep 2014, Peregrine Performance Group — the North Bay’s leading workforce performance improvement firm — will host the first quarterly gathering of North Bay managers at the North Bay Managers’ Forum. About the Event Part training event, part networking forum, part support group, the North Bay Managers’ Forum (NBMF) is a new, extraordinary, […]

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How to embed Captivate Flash output in SharePoint

Microsoft SharePoint is gaining popularity for the delivery of eLearning. We recently worked on a project where we needed to embed Flash output from Captivate in a SharePoint page. It took us a bit to track down the exact method of doing this, so I figured I’d share it here for others to reference.







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Best Practices for Being an Engaging Facilitator of vILT

If you sense the attention of the group is lagging as a whole (this happens a lot late in the day, and especially toward the end of the week), encourage a 60-second stretch break. Tell participants they have 60 seconds to stand up, stretch their arms and legs, neck and shoulders, take a few deep breaths and re-join the group. A simple exercise like that can quickly energize a tired group.







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Posted in: Delivery, eLearning, Facilitation, Manager Tips, Presentations, Training

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Peregrine Performance Group Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

For immediate release. Peregrine Performance Group Celebrates One-Year Anniversary The North Bay’s premier workforce performance improvement company celebrates one year of enabling success. SANTA ROSA, CA – 2 Oct 2013 – Peregrine Performance Group, the North Bay’s premier training and performance improvement consulting firm, celebrated its one year anniversary this fall. Peregrine helps North Bay businesses […]


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Cowboys, Pit Crews, Doctors and Checklists — A Summary of What We Do

In this TED video, Atul Gawande discusses cowboys and pit crews. And, inadvertently, offers a brilliant summary of what we do here at Peregrine every day — help managers (a) analyze complex problems, (b) develop systems that help solve those problems, and (c) begin implementing those solutions.







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Posted in: Analysis, Consulting, Innovation, Job Aids, Manager Tips, Performance, Performance Support, Tools, Training

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Five Creative Ways to Implement An Idea

“Whether simply proposing a new idea or preparing to implement one, you must expect to encounter obstacles. This is especially true for radical ideas. New ideas are often met with resistance. Don’t be surprised by this. Call on your inner warrior to help you prepare for a world with its defenses up.”







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