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ASTD Handbook: The Definitive Reference for Training & Development (2nd Edition) by Elaine Biech

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Section II

What I Know for Sure: Looking Through a Rearview Mirror

Luminary Perspective

Dana Gaines Robinson

January 2011 was an important month for me. That was the month when I officially retired and left the workplace learning and performance (WLP) field where I had worked for 35 years. Those years were times of discovery, learning, and challenges, which included both successes and disappointments. While in the throes of starting, growing, and managing a consulting business, it was difficult to find time to reflect. In this new phase of my life, one that I refer to as my “redirected” life, there is time to identify lessons learned from those previous successes and disappointments. So in the spirit of looking back, through the proverbial rearview ...

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