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Left Loop Stability and the Challenge of Behavior Change

Left Loop Stability and the Challenge of Behavior Change

In the last post I talked about the left loop of our interaction model. It is this left loop, our patterns of interaction that become stable over time. Stable enough that these patterns do not often really need to be thought about. This is what makes behavior change difficult and the point was made – ‘Heck, it’s not even easy to simply be aware of our patterns of behavior, let alone ch... »

Sustainability in Learning – Ideas, Questions, Hopes and Concerns

Sustainability in Learning – Ideas, Questions, Hopes and Concerns

Last year I wrote only one post for the TMS Americas site. My blog energy was spent on 10 Good Reasons To Hate Work Teams and OUCH! – The Misfit Between Theory and Experience in Organizations. While the OUCH! posts will continue for a while I am starting a series of posts on the TMS Americas site focusing on sustainability; and more specifically, sustainability in the area of learning and de... »

The More or Less of 2016

The More or Less of 2016

Over Christmas we went to a few movies and while I liked all of them, two kind of jumped out from the screen and into this blog post; The Big Short and Room. You could say there is a lot about excess and scarcity in both films; a lot about more and less and what that might mean to people. In The Big Short there is a lot about more (and more) money.  And more money is something that we have a socia... »

Using the TMP HUB Applications – My Team and Pacing in a One Day Offsite

Using the TMP HUB Applications – My Team and Pacing in a One Day Offsite

We will be writing a series of posts (and hopefully having some guest posters as well) about designs using the additional resources available in the TMP HUB.  This one focuses on using the My Team and Pacing apps found in each person’s Online Activity Center in their TMP HUB. It was a group of 36 people and I had worked with the senior management team who this group reported to a few months ... »

TMS Americas

Changing the Assessment Business – New Stories!

Last year we wrote a series of posts focused on changing the assessment business with the last one sharing some real examples of those changes.  You can see that post here.  This post takes one of those stories and adds another chapter, 9 months later. We designed an internal accreditation with US Cellular modeling a process design (extended use of the TMP material within real business contexts) l... »

The Gift of Accountability – Be Gentle When Opening

The Gift of Accountability – Be Gentle When Opening

Of all the gifts we could get at Christmas perhaps the best would be a whole new bunch of accountability, along with a big dose of self management to go along with it. At least that is what I likely would have said in previous years.  Today I’m not so sure.  Even earlier this year I posted Blame and Accountability which focused on taking accountability and trying to halt the dynamic of blame layin... »

Boyhood, The Land of Painted Caves and Becoming a Grandfather…

Boyhood, The Land of Painted Caves and Becoming a Grandfather…

A movie, a book and a role; what do these things have in common? Well, in this case a good way to launch a series of posts and hopefully discussions about designing learning and change initiatives that are more process oriented and enhance the experience of self management. The movie, the book and my new role I think are good examples of the role interaction and a ‘social’ perspective ... »

Self Management or Diagnosis – What is Your Approach?

Self Management or Diagnosis – What is Your Approach?

I remember the first time I had a battery of tests and assessments done when I was with an organization. I can’t quite remember why I was doing these things (which is another story!) but I do remember getting my results. Looking back now I consider myself very fortunate to have been working with the person I was working with. At the time I simply considered it a typical way to work with pers... »

Changing the Assessment Business – From Event to Process

Changing the Assessment Business – From Event to Process

This is the third post in our series on changing the assessment business.  The first post dealt with our intentions and the second was more specific to our new social web site.  This post looks a little more closely at what we think is a very important element of changing the assessment business; that being working with assessment/profile data more within a process design over and extended time fr... »

Changing the Assessment Business – Our New ‘Social’ Web Site

Changing the Assessment Business – Our New ‘Social’ Web Site

In our last post – Changing the Assessment Business – we discussed a number of areas we are focusing on and this post will focus on one specific and very important element in these changes; our new ‘social’ web site.  Our new site takes is designed to help in two areas: Extend the use of assessment data by moving to more of a process design of debrief and ongoing profile us... »