Category: Biz

Podcast: The L&D Forecast

Emily Sheetz launched a new podcast L&D Forecast which is easy to listen to and provides a fresh perspective of what to consider and where to look in the world of learning. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing and working with Emily for over 10 years now and have seen her grow into a master storyteller with a creative edge that helps an audience connect with her ideas.

Check out her podcasts and you can connect with Emily on LinkedIn. You can also view Emily’s writings on Medium. You can listen to Emily’s fun interview with me that went so fast I can’t wait to do it again.

Books: The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company


Robert Iger shares his biography and experience of working at ABC and eventually leading Disney into its most successful 15 years acquiring Marvel, Lucas Films, and Pixar and launching Disney+ as well as the growths of the Disney Parks. After taking a step back towards retirement earlier this year has been asked to assist navigate through the current challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The book is written simply and walks through several challenges to eventually earning the role of CEO in 2005 until 2020 sharing stories good, bad, inspirational, and his relationship with his colleagues, managers, and even some insight into discussions with Steve Jobs.

One of my favorite shares, after becoming CEO most teams he worked with always thanked and directed attention to him directly and he always made it a point to share the limelight with everyone that was with him and made sure each person got a introduction which shows empathy, character and compassion.

He also shares several larger challenges, setbacks, and what we can learn, share, and apply within our teams to help us move forward.

I highly recommend reading or listening to the audiobook. You can learn more about the book on Amazon.

Designing a Performance Support Solution on a Shoestring Presentation @ Performance Support | mLearnCon15

You need a performance support solution, but getting approval to implement a larger, more costly solution takes time—if you have the budget at all. But maybe you don’t need the larger, more costly system. Maybe you can start your performance support journey using tools you already have available.

In this session you will explore how using open-source-based products can help you launch and support your audience without breaking the bank. You will learn from demonstrations on how to use these tools to prototype and test a concept to develop the best workflow and meet your audience’s needs. You will receive a breakdown of open source and free technologies that can be used to build a solution with a minimal or zero budget. You will leave this session understanding what’s needed, and how to plan, demonstrate, and launch working versions of several key performance support tools that you can model and implement within your organization.


Presented at eLearningGuilds Performance Support 2015 Conference – June 2015

How HTML5 Is Changing Today’s eLearning #DevLearn14

There’s a great deal of buzz in our industry about HTML5. Chances are that the development tool you’re using to create eLearning can output to HTML5, but most instructional designers are not sure why that feature is important. HTML5 is also a subject that, for many, is clouded in confusion, with learning professionals often unable to translate the technical discussion into understanding of what the technology makes possible.