ISPI Performance Digest
Dec. 3, 2013

CPT Workshop smooths path to certification
ISPI
As you make plans to attend THE Performance Improvement Conference 2014 in Indianapolis in April, be sure to include time for the CPT Workshop, April 12-13, to help pave the way to certification. Separate fees apply, but you can wrap your travel into one tidy bundle and gain a competitive advantage as you prepare for the certification application and then pick up insight and expand your professional network during THE Performance Improvement Conference. Please note: Early registration deadline is Dec. 18.More

Conquer 2014 in 14 steps
Forbes
Success isn't difficult to achieve if you have reasonable expectations and you're determined and motivated, but it's difficult to sustain. Failure to plan for the future while balancing your plans for today leaves you susceptible to a false feeling of over-confidence and at risk of becoming obsolete.More

Presentation tips: 5 ways to create photogenic slides
Brainzooming
Recent seminars — including ones from Wal-Mart and IKEA — employed presentations that turned traditional advice on its ear. Text-heavy, information-dense slides are showing up more often — and working. Is there a new trend in how attendees interact with speakers' presentations?More

Hiding from managers can increase your productivity
Working Knowledge
Harvard Business School Assistant Professor Ethan S. Bernstein explains why decreasing workplace transparency can increase productivity.More

Want a better attention span? Stop overtaxing it
Harvard Business Review
The work-rest-work-rest cycle employed by nearly all top athletes also applies to helping our brain maintain maximal focus at work. In the workplace, concentrated focus allows us to use our skills at their peak. But concentrated focus demands rest.More

20 change pitfalls to avoid
ADRA Change Architects
It's funny: Every organization is different, but when organizational change fails, it's usually for the same reasons. In this infographic, Rick Torben lists the top 20 change pitfalls to avoid. More

Top 10 e-learning stats for 2014
LearnDash
The end of 2013 is in sight, and what a year it has been for e-learning. There have been some great new entrants into the e-learning space, useful tools and all-around positive growth. With all these great advancements in 2013, what does 2014 have in store?More