Charles Daly


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How Training is Like Boot Camp (and How it Isn’t)

When it comes to training, there’s nothing more intense than boot camp. Since the days of ancient Sparta, almost every society on earth has used brutal initiation to turn average citizens into warriors.One look at history, and it’s pretty hard to ignore the results.

The civilian world has used military training as a model for fitness programs, fraternity initiation, and reality TV. Anthropologists have linked this fascination to a lack of rites of passage in modern society.

But what can we, as training professionals, take away from boot camp? Let’s see.

Read on at ThinkingKap Learning Solutions.

Training Lessons from the Developing World

What can we learn from schools in the developing world? You’re probably used to seeing this question the other way around. That’s because we rarely look at people we perceive as less fortunate and ask, what are they doing right?

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But a closer look at a classroom without technology, or even furniture, demonstrates the essence of what teaching is all about. Examining how teachers can get by without technology can improve and simplify our own relationship with high tech teaching tools. So pull up a seat on the floor and have a look.


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How Office Culture Should Influence Recruitment — AkkenCloud

Organizational Culture:

“The values and behaviors that contribute to the unique social and psychological environment of an organization.” —Business Dictionary

An anthropology cliché tells us that culture is to humans what water is to fish. You probably don’t think about it, but your family has a culture. So does your neighborhood and your country. Your workplace most definitely has a culture.

Fish can get by without knowing much about the element that sustains them, but humans get in trouble when we fail to understand the culture we live in. A nation going through an identity crisis can bring out the worst in its citizens (just turn on the news). A business that can’t define its culture will hire the wrong people and ultimately lose clients.

Recent studies have shown that organizational culture is a major factor in employee retention, productivity, and satisfaction. It’s often the first thing job seekers look for in a workplace, and numerous studies suggest that “cultural fit” should be the most important consideration when hiring new employees.

Recruiting firms must define and maintain a healthy culture of employees who genuinely care about candidates, the firms they serve, and the industry. When you hire with culture in mind, your firm will consistently outperform agencies that ignore it. As one expert put it, culture equals cash.

Read on at AkkenCloud



5 Stellar Amenities Your Navy Yard Apartment Can’t be Without

If you’ve ever had a chance to visit D.C.’s Navy Yard, you already know there’s more than a lot to like. You’ve got an abundance of fun things to do, and great places to eat and drink in every direction. Not to mention, multiple restaurants that offer bottomless brunch in walking distance of your door (yes, multiple).

It’s true, life with a rooftop grill overlooking the D.C. skyline, or a warm fireplace greeting you in the lobby when you get home from work, just never gets old. Add one of D.C.’s most popular neighborhoods to the list and you’ll never have a reason to be anywhere else.

But, it’s more than what’s around you that’s important. We’re not saying you won’t love living in one of the best D.C. neighborhoods for eating and drinking (because you surely will). But, enjoying the best of what D.C. has to offer should include an amazing experience at home, too. Which is exactly why we’ve taken the time to ensure that living at Insignia on M is no exception.

So, without further ado, here are five stellar amenities your navy yard apartment can’t be without (and you’ll be glad we have).

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Bottomless Brunch: the Navy Yard’s Best Kept Secret


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but brunch is arguably the most important meal of the week. It can be a dreamy continuation of Saturday night, a chance to see if you and a new friend actually get along in the daylight, a cheat day on your diet, or just an excuse to drink before noon. There’s no better way to toast the end of the weekend.

Brunch, like most things, is better when it’s bottomless. The Navy Yard has got you covered, with enough mimosas and bloody marys to float, well, a navy. Here are a few local spots to try now.

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8 Reasons You’ll Love Living in the DC Navy Yard Area – AM Digital

Work-life balance is a challenge for Washingtonians. The city has so much to offer, yet it’s easy to miss out between work, commuting, and mandatory work-related fun. But the balance is out there, and many are finding it in the Navy Yard area.

Young, vibrant, growing, and ideally situated, the Navy Yard is an exciting place to come home to. Here are 8 things to love about it.

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A Guide to Kayak Camping — DD Hammocks

My first kayak camping trip was a disaster – a brilliant disaster that got me hooked on the sport for life. Three of us (kids at the time) set out on a bay in the southwest of Ireland, to see how far we could go. Our gear was loaded in bin bags; our pillows took up half the storage space. For food we packed crisps and biscuits. This was ‘backyard camping goes to sea’.

We soon found out that bin bags are not waterproof and our overnight was, in a word, soggy. But the sunrise was incredible, and so was the feeling of having the entire bay to ourselves at dawn.

In the years since, I’ve done most of my exploring in a kayak; I’ve invested in a few dry bags, and gained some knowledge that keeps me dry, safe, and happy. Here are a few tips for planning your own kayaking expedition.

Continued at DD Hammocks Adventure Blog.



L’Oreal Beautifies Marketing Training

The world’s largest manufacturer of cosmetics is getting a training makeover. A new platform at L’Oréal has positioned the company as a training trendsetter by putting sophisticated learning tools in the hands of their marketing team.


The GMAT for Marketers

Essentials of Digital Marketing–developed in collaboration with the learning specialists General Assembly–is an assessment based program. Students use the result of a comprehensive evaluation to choose from over seventy modules according to their individual needs and interests. L’Oréal hopes to up-skill the entire marketing department and introduce technical innovations company-wide.


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Training Lessons from TED Talks

The brilliant people at TED are talking about Training. Here are five TED talks, on topics ranging from post-industrial economics to dancing tango, with valuable eLearning takeaways.

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Cringe-Worthy Training in TV and Movies

Awkwardness and teaching don’t mix, except on screen. When we’re not the ones who have to sit through a cringe-worthy training seminar, when the dull professor is a work of fiction, bad teaching makes for great entertainment.

Seeing training done wrong in TV and movies is a great place to learn what not to do in real life. Here are some cringe-tastic don’ts from the worst teachers in show business.

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