Selection of Articles and Guest Blogs

The Motherhood Myth: Redefining “Having It All,” 12/13/2018

Whether they have children or not, most women have heard of the “motherhood penalty,” especially if they work in business.

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Rewriting the Romance Narrative as a Catholic Feminist, 10/22/2018

This is the tale of two tales. One is the contemporary romance. The other is the Catholic romance.

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Receiving the Eucharist for the First Time, Every Time, 8/12/2018

We can never lose sight of what the Eucharist means to us as Christians.

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Entering the L&D Field: 5 Tips for Aspiring Training Professionals, 7/19/2018

Many people enter the training profession from other industries or departments. Here are some tips for aspiring L&D pros.

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Employee Wellness Programs: An Investment in People and the Business, 6/15/2018

The line between our work and personal lives is blurring, and experts say there’s a shift happening where leaders are starting to see each employee as a “whole person.”

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Emotional Intelligence: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Application, 6/6/2018

I interviewed the legendary Daniel Coleman, along with other EQ experts.

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Developing Employee Empathy Using Virtual Reality, 5/30/2018

Large nonprofit organizations and media companies, like the United Nations and the New York Times, have recently used virtual reality to stimulate empathy. Should companies do the same for their employees?

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How Kindness and Generosity Can Impact Learning and the Bottom Line, 5/14/2018

Work by Fran Hauser and Adam Grant demonstrates that collaboration is the new smart.

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Overcoming Negotiation Anxiety to Establish a Great Training Outsourcing Relationship, 4/19/2018

While anxiety around negotiation is normal, research has found that it can have a negative impact on negotiation. Here are some tips for dealing with anxiety and negotiating a great training contract.

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Using Artificial Intelligence to Augment Coaching, 2/1/2018

One-on-one coaching often falls by the wayside, yet it’s a hugely important tool for managers to use to engage and retain employees and even to improve organizational performance.

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Why Two by Two?, 7/15/2018

In the Gospel, we read that Jesus sent the apostles out “two by two.” Why didn’t He send them out one by one? Perhaps the answer can be found in a Catholic book club.

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Finding Mercy in the #MeToo Movement, 2/4/2018

As a Catholic, I’m always looking for mercy in the world. is there any to be found in the #MeToo movement?

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Personalize the Learning Experience by Teaching Instructors to Coach, 1/9/2018

As consumers, learners are now used to personalized experiences when it comes to shopping and entertainment. Perhaps as a result, they’re also looking for personalized experiences when it comes to learning at work, and the benefits are obvious. In order to help trainers personalize instruction, we must encourage them to develop coaching and storytelling skills.

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Agile Development and Improv: Helping Instructional Designers Become More Creative and Flexible, 12/13/2017

Instructional designers are taking a page out of the software developer’s book by prioritizing speed in creating and repurposing content. Agile design enables instructional designers to quickly create and edit templates, collaborate with colleagues, and make changes to content when needed.

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What’s In a Name? The Story of Microlearning, 11/17/2017

Grovo Learning (founded in 2010), which calls itself “the microlearning company” and claims to be the “pioneer” of the strategy, announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) awarded it a registered trademark on the term. This article won a 2018 ASBPE award.

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World Mental Health Day 2017: Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace, 10/10/2017

The theme of World Mental Health Day 2017 is “mental health in the workplace.” We spend a lot of our time at work, and realizing this, organizations are increasingly launching initiatives to support employee well-being, thereby increasing engagement and productivity.

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The Future of Coding Bootcamps, 8/2/2017

Bootcamps will need to ensure that they have a viable business model to continue to operate.

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E-Learning and Adaptive Learning Can Improve Cybersecurity Awareness, 7/10/2017

Adaptive learning can ensure employees get the information they need, based on what they already know.

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Generation Z Has Entered the Building: How Recent Grads Are Changing Corporate Training, 6/7/2017

Everyone’s still talking about the millennial generation, but a new generation is entering the workplace this year: Generation Z.

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Serious Games for Serious Topics: Training Cybersecurity Professionals Using AI-Powered Games, 5/15/17

It’s difficult to reproduce real-life cybersecurity threats with the same sophistication and passion that hackers have.

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User Experience and the LMS: Ensuring Learning Technologies Are Engaging and Effective, 5/11/17

The most common reason that organizations decide to change LMSs is because they’re seeking a better UX.

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Worlds on Top of Worlds: Augmented and Virtual Reality in Training, 3/30/17

Augmented and virtual reality are hot buzzwords. Training is one area where these technologies could have a major impact.

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When Science Fiction Becomes Reality: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Sales, 3/21/2017

The Singularity (when AI takes over) isn’t upon us and likely won’t be for some time. AI tools, however, are becoming more and more common, and sales, at least, is one area where those tools can help professionals work better.

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Using E-Learning to Engage Introverts, 2/16/2017

Is e-learning a better option for introverts than for extroverts, and do introverts learn better online than they do in-person?

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Coding Bootcamps: Past, Present and Future, 11/21/16

The demand for non-traditional, rapid programming training has created a phenomenon in the market: the coding bootcamp.

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Ethics and Sales Training in the Financial Services Industry, 11/10/2016

What should financial services organizations do to ensure that ethical standards are followed by their employees at all levels? One key answer is to examine training practices.

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Training on the Frontline: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 10/4/16

Training professionals are the key to increasing vital skills in an organization, and cybersecurity skills are no exception.

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Mindful Leadership Development: Let It Go, 8/24/2016

As mindfulness grows more popular in corporate wellness and training programs, we should also consider its role in leadership development.

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Incorporating Mindfulness in the Workplace, 7/19/2016

The first article in this series on mindfulness training explored the research demonstrating its benefits in the workplace. But how can learning leaders develop mindfulness training programs in order to achieve those benefits?

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Mindfulness Training: Trendy or Timely?, 6/20/2016

Since Time Magazine’s January 2014 cover announcing “The Mindful Revolution,” mindfulness, previously a spiritual practice and form of therapy, has flooded corporate America.

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Father’s Day and St. Joseph, 6/19/2016

We can celebrate St. Joseph, the foster father of our Lord, on Father’s Day.

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New “Read Local Festival” connects and celebrates Triangle’s “literary ecosystem”, 3/26/2015

The Triangle is home to an abundance of literary talent, and its literary culture is only improving, says Elizabeth Turnbull, local author, senior editor of Light Messages Publishing, and organizer of the new Read Local Book Festival.

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When Choosing Life Takes Special Courage, September 2015

The Gabriel Project supports expectant parents in crisis.

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When is a book visual art? New Group supports Triangle Book Artists, 12/8/2014

One of the exciting characteristics of the Triangle is the great variety of art forms represented in the artists and organizations that live here. One of those art forms is the book arts, which Triangle Book Arts describes as including “bookbinding, artists’ books, printmaking and printing, papermaking, zines, calligraphy – followed by a hearty et cetera.”

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