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Fragility and Resilience

I think of the plans my daughter and her peers had planned for their senior year. Dreams are fragile.  But there is strength in that... https://twitter.com/tedtalks/status/1253461058213167104?s=21
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The Man In The Arena

Citizenship in a Republic is the title of a speech given by the former President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, at the  Sorbonne in Paris, France on April 23, 1910. One notable…
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Purl Too

A nice short from Pixar about perceived micro-aggressions. In reality, anyone part of a social node (i.e. "culture") must conform to the norms of the node else be rejected by…
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Ikigai

Ikigai (生き甲斐) is a Japanese concept that means "a reason for being." It is similar to the French phrase Raison d'être. Everyone, according to Japanese culture, has an ikigai. Finding…
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Learning Consulting: “The Communication Model” Podcast

A podcast about the Communications Model that can be found on iTunes Podcasts or here. This podcast is part of the Learning Business Consulting Consultation series.  The objective of the…
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#LinkedInLife

Collaborating with LinkedIn's Nawal Fakhoury and Masie's Bob Mosher on making social learning work!  
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Apple for Breakfast

idk...breakfast with #TheWoz at #Masie?
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Crafting Learning Marketing Messages

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A Model of Learning Objectives

Bloom's Taxonomy with a great fresh coat of paint from the folks at Iowa State University's Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. A Model of Learning Objectives
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What is an Audience Analysis?

An audience analysis takes a look at the makeup of the learners that need to be trained.  We look at key data points such as size, location, education, language, organizational…
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Social Learning: A Cautionary Tale

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Manual Truth

An xkcd classic http://www.xkcd.com/
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Learning Philosophy

This sprint's retrospect has me thinking about building and maintaining high performing teams. My own personal colleague training and development philosophy is... 1. Hire character, not skill. 2. Train skill,…
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Must be doing something right…

You know that you must be doing something right when experts in your field who write books on how to do things right use you as the example!
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Learning Conversations By Design White Paper

A white paper to the industry on social media for the client learning organization. Bill Corrigans Social Media White Paper
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Teamwork humans can only dream about!

 
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Old Sckool Manual

Here is a fun "eBook" prototype I put together way back in November of 2012. I was working with a great group of folks who were getting more and more…
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How MOOCs Prepare Your Parents For College

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ― Benjamin Franklin So you're a senior of the class of 2014. It's April and you've gotten your acceptance letters and…
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Your lawyers are no match for my engineers!

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Finally! Rocked the Castaway Cay 5k! \m/

 
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Mickey Mouse enjoys love, adoration, and fame. But it’s always more magical to be Walt Disney. #leadership #creativity #inspiration #Disney #MickeyMouse

 
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I get interviewed by The Training Pro Kaliym Islam about working with Agile

Bill Interview from Kaliym Islam on Vimeo.
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5 reasons why your CLO should be your CEO’s favorite CXO

1. CLO as COO. All Chief Learning Officers worth their salt have assembled diverse, agile teams that can operate on a global scale. The CLO has a track record of…
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Thou Shalt Not Commit Logical Fallacies!

Those of us on the cutting edge of innovative discovery (see what I did there?) need to collaborate with people from diverse backgrounds and disciplines.  Many times we face having…
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Corrigan’s ADDIE/Agile Synthesis Model (c)2013

Some of my collagues in the learning, training and coaching fields have asked me to give presentations to their teams on both ADDIE and Agile.  Over the course of the past…
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Social Media talk today…

Giving a brief chat on social media to a staff ton of compliance people. Going to introduce them to my buddy Alfred Jones...
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The Seven Da Vinci Principles

Of all the great exemplars, none was greater than Leonardo da Vinci. One of history's most prestigious mentors, da Vinci left a legacy that inspires, excites and motivates up until…
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Bill Corrigan Donates Library to St. John’s University

Bill Corrigan '92SVC, '02MBA donated a special collection of business, marketing, finance and economic books to the St. John's University Tobin College of Business. A great time was had by…
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Weldon E. Howitt

"Someday statesmen will be wise enough to adjust the problems of the world without calling upon the youth of the land to settle their affairs for them with guns." -…
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Developing your personal social media policy

Developing your personal social media policy For a couple of decades now most of us have been surfing around the net in its various forms and planting flags at every…
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A Nation of Wimps

A Nation of Wimps Here is a great article. Every coach must read this and understand how to quickly identify hover parents and how to seperate thier children from those…
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The Intelligence of Crows

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Random Thoughts on Teachers

For all my teacher friends out there...dedicated to the dozens, if not hundreds of teachers I have had throughout my life who got me to where I am today...I'm forever…
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From a teacher’s perspective…

What teachers really want to tell parents By Ron Clark, Special to CNN updated 9:12 AM EST, Tue September 6, 2011 STORY HIGHLIGHTS • Ron Clark is an award-winning teacher…
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The 2019 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

“Say something, I’m giving up on you…” So goes the lyrics of A Great Big World’s gut-wrenching and critically acclaimed ballad “Say Something”. If you’re not familiar with the song…
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Interesting Facts About Working At A Start-up

You can buy coffee for the whole office and carry it in with one hand. Hitting “reply all” isn’t a big deal. You can incapacitate 75% of the office with…
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Download my Latest book from iTunes!

People told me I should write a book...so...I wrote a book! You can view a sample on iBooks and download from there too! Check it out at https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/a113/id1203883582?ls=1&mt=11
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“Zebra Tears”

    When I was a little boy A toddler of preschool age I would summer at my grandparents farm In Rhodesia The summers were hot But I didn't know…
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Location, Location, Location

Scoping out new venues for Alpha Dawn's client training experiences. Ever work on increasing team productivity flying in a C-47? Embracing diversity and inclusion training in a castle? Kaizen while…
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