ISPI Performance Digest
Jan. 8, 2013

Performance modeling in 3 steps
Editor's note: Dr. Guy Wallace, CPT, is an honorary life member and leader of ISPI. He is a former ISPI President and a chapter leader first in Chicago, now in North Carolina.

There are many forms and approaches to performance modeling, according to Guy Wallace. In a three-part series, he explains the steps of performance modeling using what he calls the Rummler approach.More

Sale extended to January 11: Save 50 percent on all Wiley books
ISPI and Pfeiffer are partnering to bring you a special limited time sale on Wiley books. As an ISPI member, any book you order directly from Wiley through January 11 will be 50 percent off. That includes publications from all of the great Wiley brands you know and love, including Pfeiffer, For Dummies, Jossey-Bass, and more! Click here for some of the favorite titles of ISPI Members, but there's much more at! Enter ISP51 at checkout to save.More

State of the e-learning industry
Well it is now official: 2013 is here (so much for all of those Mayan predictions). There are certainly big things on the e-learning horizon. Before speculating about the next big thing, let's take a moment to review the current state of the e-learning industry.More

7 smart steps to make this your best year ever
Prosper by Design
Every year at this time, everyone is talking about resolutions and goal-making. While those two activities may have merit, by themselves they are largely ineffective and a waste of your time, energy and focus. Instead, by following the surefire, smart (and simple) steps here you are guaranteeing the realization of step one in the process: YOUR BIG DREAM.More

How to link workforce analytics to operating, financial results
Human Capital Management Institute
This presentation was delivered by Human Capital Management Institute CEO Jeff Higgins and Human Capital Source CEO Dr. Jac Fitz-enz at the IHRIM 2012 HRMS Strategies Conference and Technology Exposition in Chicago. It revealed the utility and advances made in the human capital niche, as attested to in Ed Frauenheim's Workforce article, "A Tipping Point in Workplace Metrics."More

The federal performance system: Looking back to look forward
Government Executive
In December, a forum co-hosted by the National Academy of Public Administration and the IBM Center for The Business of Government reflected on the evolution of a results-oriented federal performance management system over the past two decades and how it will evolve over the next few years.More

How to collaborate across time zones
Startup founder Will Critchlow, of Distilled, offers firsthand advice on how to build and maintain productive, collaborative teams when every member is in a different time zone — and sometimes reporting from a different continent altogether.More