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Maintaining Resilience as an External Consultant

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Kevin Nourse

Consider the case of Susan, an external learning and performance consultant. She started her consulting practice several years ago and was immediately successful in terms of client satisfaction and revenue. Although the global economic downturn and recession has cau... More »

Landing That First Client: The First 90 Days

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Joel Gendelman

On a Sunday drive, I noticed a sign over the freeway advertising that a company called Wordplex was hiring. I asked my friend to take down their phone number. That Friday, I left a message for the director of marketing, Ken Walsh, describing a little about what I do and... More »

Gainful Employment Rules Get Approved & Workforce Investment Act Updates.

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Michael Ferraro

Two of ASTD's policy agenda items include Gainful Employment Rules and the Reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act. This week, two significant activities happened with these two initiatives. Gainful Employment Rules: The rules, which are slated to go into effect... More »

Career Contentment: New Trend in Performance Improvement Training

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Jeff Garton

The December 2010 issue of T+D magazine mentions six trends that the editor says will change workplace learning forever. One of those trends refers to a subject that I developed and wrote the first book about, which is Career Contentment (2008, ASTD Press). Training on ... More »

Gremlins and the Zen of Standing Out in Your Market

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Maggie Anderson

Its early in the New Year, and many of us are filled with optimistic thoughts and plans about what we can accomplish in 2011. Likely, youve done some planning about the next steps to take in your business or career. No matter how great our optimism or robust our vision ... More »