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Association for Talent and Development (ATD)

The Association for Talent Development (ATD), formerly ASTD, is a professional membership association that has served members of the training and talent development profession since 1943. Its 40,000 members come from more than 120 countries and thousands of organizations in the public and private sectors and from all industries.  For more information and to join, go to:

International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI)

ISPI’s approach is truly focused on performance—on creating it, improving it, and sustaining it—all in support of your unique goals. ISPI is not tied to any one solution or model. Our approach and our 10 Standards of Performance Improvement are universal. They can be applied to any individual, group, organization, industry, or sector and can be used to create meaningful results for any performance challenge or opportunity.  For more information, go to:

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Chief Learning Officer

Is a multimedia publication focused on the importance, benefits and advancements of a properly trained workforce.  You can subscribe free of charge.  For more information, go to:

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td (Talent Development) Magazine

TD is ATD's award-winning monthly magazine that covers industry best practices, emerging technologies, and trends. Monthly issues are included with all ATD memberships

Training Magazine

Training magazine is a 50-year-old professional development magazine that advocates training and workforce development as a business tool. The magazine delves into management issues such as leadership and succession planning, HR issues such as recruitment and retention, and training issues such as learning theory, on-the-job skills assessments and aligning core workforce competencies to enhance the bottom line impact of training and development programs. Written for training, human resources and business management professionals in all industries.  You can subscribe to this free of charge.  For more information, go to:

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The Halo Effect...and the Eight other Business Delusions that Deceive Managers

Phil Rosenzweig

Free Press (NY  2007)

The Halo Effect takes a critical look at many of the key business studies in the 1990s and early 2000s.  Many of them stated that after much research, they had identified the "magic formula" (as I like to call it) for a successful business.  Dr. Rosenzweig debunks those studies by showing that mountains of data and tons of research do not necessarily equal a recipe for success.  Although it is over 10 years old, the lessons, in my humble opinion, still apply.

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How We Decide

Jonah Lehrer

Houghton Mifflin Co (NY 2009)

Jonah Lehrer takes a deep dive,into how  how we make decisions, what’s happening in our heads as we do so, and how we might all become better decision makers. 

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Leveraged Learning: How the Disruption of Education Helps Lifelong Learners and Experts with Something to Teach

Danny Ivy

IdeaPress Publishing 2018


Danny Ivy makes the case that learning needs to be a lifelong undertaking.  Colleges and universities are failing the need of young people today by giving them everything at once, and then off they go.  The world does not work in that manner and he proposes a new way of looking at learning.

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