Assorted Thoughts, Quips & Notes

6/30/19  Leaders set and maintain standards.  Change takes time, but it also takes discipline.  As leaders enforce compliance with standards and hire people into organizations with high principals, compliance becomes voluntary. 
4/19/19  When I started this page in 2013, I wanted to reach out and share information with trainers and leaders.  I strongly believe that people organizations select to conduct training for them are by default leaders in that organization.  It does not matter whether the trainer is an outside expert, a well-respected, seasoned veteran in the organization, or a new guy who just completed a week long conference on the topic de-jour.  Instructors are expected to influence their audience to take action which makes them leaders. 
   I wanted to alternate posts between formal leadership, and instructor development.  I hate standing through a class on a topic that should be interesting but find myself sleeping in when I sit because the instructor cannot teach.  I found there is greater demand for teaching leadership and supervision topics over training trainers.  April is supposed to be a leadership post, and it will be.  The May post will also be on leadership and supervision as well, and every post after that. 
    If I find there is interest from followers about reviving my instructor posts, I will start a new page.  I am learning that people expect a single focus for blogs.  A new page permits me to focus on leadership here and training in the new one should there be a need.
    Please let me know what you think about dropping the instruction advise.  Go to the CONTACT page to send me a message.
4/4/19  In my February post, I talked about ways to transform bad habits into better or more desired habits.  I found this little piece about how some people are better able to resist temptation.  The bottom line is it is easy to resist temptation when you avoid temptation.  https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-myth-of-self-control
3/31/2019 Hey I just found another great website for free images, Unsplash.  They have their own license that is pretty much like Creative Commons and other open source licenses.  Their only exception is you may not use their photos to create your own photo website.  One think I really like about this site is the attribution information is in the title of each photo.  I had started early on renaming the photos I downloaded for this blog with the attribution information so I would always have it and be able give credit to the photographer even if the license did not require it.  Unlike PXhere, Upsplash provides photographers credit.  It is rare on PXhere to find attribution information.  The link is unsplash.com.  
 
2/12/19 Welcome to the revised website. I’ve revamped things hoping to improve navigation, and your ability to contact me about your thoughts, concerns, and training needs. I look forward to your feedback. I decided several months back that it seems better to prepare longer posts providing greater detail, rather than shorter posts that only introduce and idea. I noticed early on that I seemed to increase the number of views and comments. I hope that is an indicator that the new format if favorable for readers and visits and views continue to increase.