Taking the misery out of meetings

April 1, 2019

Have you ever looked at your calendar and cringed at the idea of spending the day in back-to-back meetings? Or, have you ever received a meeting invite that left you wondering why you have to attend? If I were to bet, the answer is probably yes. An astonishing $37 billion dollars is wasted every year…

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Helping New Leaders Succeed from the Start

March 5, 2019

Every day, someone gets promoted to be “the boss.” Often, they get promoted from within a team to lead a team of former peers and friends. This is a situation fraught with challenge and offers great opportunity. This promotion is often awkward both for the new leader and their team members. Far more than just…

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The Incredible Benefits of LMS Content Recommendations

August 9, 2018

The world of continuing education is complex. Whether it is to earn and maintain certifications, to work toward building a more competent and confident workforce, or simply to learn new skills, it is often difficult for learners to navigate large course catalogs to find the training best suited to their needs. From the perspective of…

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GDPR: 5 Questions Answered

May 22, 2018

The GDPR: 5 Questions Answered In a rapidly evolving digital world, privacy issues are of concern to both businesses and individuals. The European Union is addressing these concerns with a new rule called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), harmonizing privacy laws from throughout the EU and mandating a greater level of protection for the…

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Powerful Practices: Improving Learning Effectiveness

March 27, 2018

Welcome to the Powerful Practices Top 10 Series. These next few blog posts will highlight top Learning & Development challenges, their criticality, best practices for resolution, and how the Meridian Learning Management System can position you and your team for success. In my many years of learning consulting, two of the most frequent and often…

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The 4 Secrets of Self-Motivated Learning

February 23, 2018

To some degree, we all have a deep desire to continue to learn and develop new skills. Whether you’re looking to brush up on new technology, or completely pivot the direction of your career, continuing education is essential to your career growth and intellectual value.   Skills are the new currency, so they say.  …

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Surveys, the LMS Administrator's Secret Weapon

February 8, 2018

It’s no secret that the learning management systems (LMS) universe is rapidly evolving. An LMS administrator’s focus now includes digital disruption, changes in employee learning methods and their preferences, reporting, analytics, managing content and crowdsourcing curation in addition to managing their LMS platform. That’s a lot of hats to wear. Surveys can be an administrator’s…

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Powerful Practices: Targeting

October 5, 2017

Welcome to the Top 10 series Powerful Practices: Targeting These next few Powerful Practices will highlight top Learning & Development challenges, their criticality, best practices for resolution, and how they and Meridian Learning Management System can position you for success. We’ve all been here… a higher-up issues a year-end goal of lean business process training for…

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Powerful Practices: Strategy

August 14, 2017

Welcome to the Top 10 series Powerful Practices: Strategy   These next few Powerful Practices will highlight top Learning & Development challenges, their criticality, best practices for resolution, and how they and Meridian Learning Management System can position you for success. strat·e·gy stradəjē noun: a plan of action or policy designed to achieve a major or overall aim. Strategy is…

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The Gamification of Me

July 13, 2017

I Am a Gamer Not so much a first-person shooter or spell casting, type of gamer but more of the Poké Ball throwing type of gamer. And actually, if I pause Pokémon GO and ponder… gamification has made its way into just about every level of my life! Let me explain: Each morning I buy my…

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Empowering Our Customers to Impact Their LMS

June 29, 2017

Did you know that you have the power to help improve Meridian technology? When designing our latest release, Meridian Global LMS® version 17.2, we met with 40 individuals representing nearly 30 companies to ensure that we are delivering software that meets the needs of our customers. The 17.2 release of the Meridian LMS™ delivers exciting…

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The Anatomy of a Great RFP Requirement

April 27, 2017

When I’m not giving demos or travelling to tradeshows to meet potential and existing clients, I spend the majority of each day evaluating client RFPs and RFP requirements to determine if our product and solution provide a good fit for your various business needs.   After doing this for a decade, I estimate I have…

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April 13, 2017

As an experienced Learning & Development practitioner, I have the attention span of my six-year old!  I am a busy working mom, wife, friend, and community member who is ALWAYS multi-tasking to ensure everything gets done all day, every day. Technology is my lifesaver!  I can set an alarm on my iPhone to help satisfy…

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No Time for Nostalgia, Let’s Go Shopping!

April 5, 2017

Do you shop online? I will confess—I’ve become dependent on online shopping. Subscribe & Save, household items, most of my clothes…I’ve even started ordering a lot of my groceries for delivery. The more I shop online, the more I appreciate a well thought-out online catalog. Back in the old days, I didn’t much care about…

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How Learning Helps Bolster your Recruiting Strategy

January 17, 2017

Employment branding is all the rage these days, and with good reason. HR leaders and smart recruiters know they need to step up their game in order to catch the eye of high-quality candidates. Even though 90% of global professionals are interested in hearing about new job opportunities,¹ finding and attracting top talent continues to be…

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3 New Year’s Resolutions for Learning & Development Pros

January 5, 2017

For most, the New Year is a symbol of a new beginning; a fresh start professionally, personally or both! Many of us set out to achieve new goals and try new things in order to live happier fuller lives. It’s no surprise that getting organized, learning new things and reading more rank among the top New…

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3 Tips for CLOs Navigating Learning Trends

December 14, 2016

How to Manage Training in the Era of Internet Search and YouTube Trends Consumers want to get what they want when they want it, and that is no different for learners. Today’s learners want access to learning at a time and in a way that works for them. As a result, learning leaders are often…

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Leaders Must Keep Learning

November 30, 2016

Have you heard the saying “We eat our own dog food?” It’s corporate slang for an organization or group that uses its own products and services. It’s rumored to have been originated by Microsoft back in the 80’s to assure consumers that their products are of such high quality that they use them internally. Since…

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The Art of Saying Thanks at Work

November 22, 2016

According to a study conducted by the John Templeton Foundation, people are less likely to feel or express gratitude at work than anyplace else. That same study indicated that saying thank you to colleagues made them feel happier and more fulfilled, but here’s the rub: only 10% of respondents actually go out of their way…

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5 Benefits of Customer, Partner and Sales Enablement Training

November 17, 2016

Delivering exceptional customer experience, increasing sales and growing the bottom line isn’t always up to your internal workforce. Often it’s the external customers, partners, resellers and dealers that interact with your customers and potential customers on a daily basis. They recommend your business, help answer questions about products and services, resell your offerings, and ultimately…

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