ISPI Performance Digest
Mar. 5, 2013

ISPI announces award winners
Nevada Business
The International Society for Performance Improvement is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Awards of Excellence. For the past 50 years, the Awards of Excellence has recognized outstanding achievements of individuals and organizations in the field of performance improvement. Recipients will receive their awards at THE Performance Improvement Conference Awards of Excellence Luncheon, slated April 15 in Reno, Nev.More

Get the best hotel rate for THE Performance Improvement Conference
Have you reserved your hotel room for THE Performance Improvement Conference 2013? The deadline for getting the ISPI lodging discount is March 18 (or sooner if the room block fills up). Book your room today! Then check the conference schedule to plan your week. "Many Approaches – Discover What Works" takes place April 12-17 in Reno, Nev., and offers something for every stage of your career, from a speed mentoring session to Masters presentations. Be sure to register online and join ISPI for the best value!More

Salaries on the rise
Learning Solutions Magazine
The eLearning Guild has released the 2013 Global eLearning Salary & Compensation Report. This comprehensive report is based on data obtained from more than 4,700 Guild members and shows worldwide e-learning salaries increased slightly by 1.7 percent in the past year, with an average global salary of $77,682. In the U.S., salaries increased by 0.06 percent to $78,984.More

Processes, feedback and management
Most process practitioners don't think about the fact that one of the most important functions of a process is to provide feedback to management, giving them invaluable information for use in a process redesign effort.More

Break your addiction to meetings
Harvard Business Review
If you're a manager caught in the frustrating cycle of frequently canceling one-on-one's, delegating poorly and feeling out of touch with your team, it's time to take some measures. Make time to get clear on what you want to achieve out of every interaction; this means spending more time on priorities, prep and follow-up — and less time in meetings.More

The missing link in improvement capability
Becker's Clinical Quality & Infection Control
"It'll never work." Anyone who has been inspired by a great idea, only to have it marginalized or rejected by peers will understand the frustration of trying to move their organization forward in an environment of diverse stakeholders and strategies. The industry is replete with examples of performance improvement efforts gone bad, so it is perhaps no surprise that organizations and their cultures have given way to ambivalence, cynicism or outright rejection of any efforts aimed at quality improvement.More

'Lifelong learning does not depend on formal education'
Express News Service via The New Indian Express
Experts in India have stressed the need to enact a legislation to recognize non-formal and adult or lifelong learning to build skills, bridge the gender divide and enhance the literacy level of the state and country. Lifelong learning, according to one university professor, is a system of linked strategies and actions that enable people to access information and opportunities that enhance the development of skills, knowledge and aptitudes such that they are able to participate in value-adding productive work.More