April Workplace Learning and Performance Improvement Links

13 Books for Learning Professionals to Read in 2015- Connie Malamed
5 Ways to Help Unproductive Employees- eLearning Industry
Four Ways Your Learners Can Help Build Online Training- The Rapid E-Learning Blog
How to Create Your Own Hand-Drawn Graphics-The Rapid E-Learning Blog
7 Signs of Founder Dysfunction- The Non-Profit Times

Training Quotes and Maxims


Merriam-Webster defines maxims as well-known phrases that express a general truth about life. People often use maxims and quotes as a way to become enlighten, motivated and inspired. Quotes and maxims can be found in almost all aspects of understanding the meaning in life. Here are some quotes that relate to teaching and learning.

  1.  “The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.”- Mark Van Doren
  2.  “What I hear, I forget. What I see, I remember. What I do, I understand.”-Confucius
  3.  “You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him discover it within himself.”- Galileo Galilei
  4.  “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
  5.  “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”- Albert Einstein
  6.  “Those who know, do. Those who understand, teach.”-Aristotle
  7.  “It’s no use talking unless people understand what you say.”- Zora Neale Hurston
  8.  “The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision.”-Bruce Barton
  9.  “The teacher is the one who gets the most out of the lessons, and the true teacher is the learner.”- Elbert Hubbard
  10.  “Learning never exhausts the mind.-Leonardo da Vinci
  11.  “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”- Pablo Picasso
  12.  “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”- Bill Gates
  13.  “I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions.”-Lou Holtz
  14.  “No one learns as much about a subject as one who is forced to teach it.”-Peter F. Drucker
  15.  “True Leaders bring out your personal best. They ignite your human potential.”- John Paul Warren
  16.  “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.”-Goethe
  17.  “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.”-Aristotle
  18.  “I am still learning.”- Michelangelo


November Workplace Learning and Performance Improvement Article Links

Case Study: The Power of Rehearsal

Motivating Employees Takes Culture, Peer Recognition, Going the Extra Mile 

The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

Compliance Training: Love It or Hate It?

Workplace Transparency is a Boon, If Your Company Culture is Built on Trust


October Workplace Learning and Performance Improvement Article Links

Why High Performers Really Like Performance Reviews
Fun: There’s a Right way and a Wrong Way
Why Leaders Should Focus on Employee Investments not Engagement
5 Content Troubleshooting tips for Instructional Designers
When Performance Reviews Simply Aren’t Enough
How to Get People Involved in Training


August Workplace Learning and Performance Improvement Article Links

Performance Management: We Won’t Fix The Problem by Ignoring It.

The Real Test of a Manager? Its Successfully Fighting For Your Team.

Eight Leader Habits of a Learning Culture.

6 Common Networking Mistakes to Avoid.

5 Models to Pull Out of your Hat on a Moment’s Notice.

8 (Mostly) Digital Alternatives to Meetings.

The Message is Clear: Workers Still Want Balance, Growth, Advancement

Become an Expert in Instructional design

The Enormous Cost of Unhappy Employees

Workplace Learning and Performance Improvement Articles


Why Matching Informal and Formal Learning is in Style

6 ways to Build Atmosphere and Emotion in your e-learning theme

Achieving Worthy Performance in Healthcare Instructional Design

ASTD Reboots with New Name and Logo

Focus- The Forgotten Performance Skill 

Top 10 Signs that You Might be Doing Social Learning Wrong

5 Reasons you Need to be Using Games for Corporate Training

Instructional Design Models and Theories

A Quick No-Nonsense Guide to Basic Design Theory

4 Ways to Make Training More Fun for Repeat Learners

Do Old School Workplace Rules and Hierarchies Still Matter

How to Give Feedback on Assessments 

What Separates Great Trainers from the Merely “OK?”

Your Company Culture Could be Killing Performance



April 20014 Article Links

Every month, I gather articles and postings that I tweet as an added resource on information that focuses on workforce issues, training and performance and mobile learning.