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On multitasking: "The science today proves that multitasking is a figment of our imagination. Even when you are on the phone, you can hear the change or pause in someone's voice when they open a snack, a soda, or sign a paper at the other end. Cell phones and driving is the latest example. Some insurance companies have reported that the boundary has been crossed where cell phones are causing more accidents than alcohol. It's time to kill the myth and start training people how to work efficiently and have managers assign priorities. Any manager wanting a person to do everything now and accurately isn't doing his job."
On "the training vote": "No one needs a training program—never did, never will. What do your constituents really need? Skill development? Why? To be more efficient or attract more business? Why? To become more profitable? To look good in front of superiors? To get promoted? You get the picture. There are organizational needs at different levels, typically driven by personal needs. And your success is tied to your ability to identify and meet the higher-level needs. The campaign has started. Go turn out the vote."
On the Training Solutions show: "I was fortunate this week to have attended the Training Solutions conference in Denver. As always, these conferences are thought provoking and provide those in the learning profession the chance to formally learn ourselves."
On YouTube: "With Google's recent purchase of YouTube, it seems every training pundit came out of the woodwork to benchmark YouTube's impressive statistics. Training-related articles and blogs heralded these stats as 'potential' for the training world, illogically citing these statistics as if they could be imported wholesale into a training capacity."
On a "training high": "Have you ever been so thrilled with how a training session turned out that you’re thinking to yourself, 'I am all that and a bag of chips!' Is it OK to feel like that?"
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