A Need No Matter The Job Site: Business Acumen

A Need No Matter The Job Site: Business Acumen

I had a recent experience with a client that reminded me it’s not just those of...

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From Bored Game To Board Game

From Bored Game To Board Game

Although I can't live without my phone, I can't seem to maintain my interest in...

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Business Acumen in the Age of Media

Business Acumen in the Age of Media

Technology continues to impact industry after industry. One highly affected is m...

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Chick-Fil-A: A Lesson In Culture

Chick-Fil-A: A Lesson In Culture

This past Sunday, as with every Sunday, I found myself craving an original chick...

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What We Learned At ATD 2017

What We Learned At ATD 2017

This week the Paradigm team was fortunate enough to be one of hundreds of exhibi...

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The Millennial Pipeline

The Millennial Pipeline

A furniture-manufacturing client of ours is about to hold their fourth Leadershi...

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Organizational Culture: From the Inside Out

Organizational Culture: From the Inside Out

Organizational culture can be defined as the values and behaviors that contribut...

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5 Things You Cannot Miss at ATD ICE 2017

5 Things You Cannot Miss at ATD ICE 2017

If you are a training and development, or learning and performance professionals...

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Resolution Reflections: Rework

Resolution Reflections: Rework

You may recall from a previous Resolution Reflection blog that I resolved not to...

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Onboarding Tips From Lego

Onboarding Tips From Lego

The Lego Group has been around for many years, best known for the manufacture of...

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There's a Whole lot of This Going Around...

There's a Whole lot of This Going Around...

Standard Cost, the base line: Standard cost is not a new concept for any organi...

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Like a Good Neighbor, State Farm is There With Business Acumen

Like a Good Neighbor, State Farm is There With Business Acumen

Commercials must be memorable to be effective. For many organizations that adver...

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Whether Closing on a House or Closing on a Sale, Open the Conversation First

Whether Closing on a House or Closing on a Sale, Open the Conversation First

When I tell people I’m in the process of buying a house, I receive mixed reactio...

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Resolution Reflections: Predictable Success

Resolution Reflections: Predictable Success

This year, I made one personal resolution and a few professional. For the record...

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I'm Lovin' It. You're Lovin' It. Why McDonald's Continues to Thrive.

I'm Lovin' It. You're Lovin' It. Why McDonald's Continues to Thrive.

Over the weekend as I was taking a break from watching Netflix and flipping thro...

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Lessons From Lauren: The Role and Response of New L&D Leaders

Lessons From Lauren: The Role and Response of New L&D Leaders

Getting a new job can induce feelings of excitement, stress and a multitude of s...

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ATD’s 2016 State of the Industry: Tidbits and Takeaways

ATD’s 2016 State of the Industry: Tidbits and Takeaways

With the recent release of ATD's 2016 State of the Industry report (found here),...

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The Rise of Classroom Training: The TRUE Meaning of Gamification

The Rise of Classroom Training: The TRUE Meaning of Gamification

Sometimes when people ask me what I do for a living, I tell them I work for an o...

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