Catherine Lombardozzi, Ed.D.

Embracing seasonality

By |2024-05-22T01:41:14+00:00May 14th, 2024|Book Reviews, Ruminations|

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven. ~ Ecclesiastes 3:1 In his latest book, Cal Newport advises us to embrace seasonality – to work at a more natural pace. He points out that humans evolved with an innate understanding of seasons – a lived experience of seasons [...]

Living the dream

By |2023-08-15T17:16:47+00:00August 11th, 2023|Ruminations|

In a remarkable testament to what can happen when preparation meets opportunity, I find myself in the midst of a major change in my life. I have long hoped to trade in my suburban house for a condo closer to the beach when I retire, and – to my surprise – the stars have aligned [...]

Flourishing in 2023

By |2023-01-18T20:36:34+00:00January 12th, 2023|Ruminations|

What if employee flourishing was one of our measures of success in organizations? What if we – individually and collectively – saw that part of our work together is to ensure that each and every person thrives in their work? If we aim to ensure that people flourish, we would go beyond attending to what [...]

Twelve gratitudes

By |2022-12-08T21:39:00+00:00December 8th, 2022|Ruminations|

As the year winds down, it's time to count our blessings. In the learning and development field, we can be grateful for… 1.  Our individual strengths and our unique skill stack – and the projects that allow us to contribute those strengths for a good cause. 2.  The collaborations that allow us to accomplish more [...]

Opening the door to 2022

By |2021-12-09T22:16:16+00:00December 9th, 2021|Ruminations|

The following is my contribution to the Learning Guild's ebook, 2022 Predictions from L&D Practitioners. Download it to see an array of predictions from other practitioners (accessible with free membership to Learning Guild). Do you remember that scene in the Wizard of Oz where Dorothy has just landed in Munchkinland? She’s gone through a tornado [...]

Learning and development in a pandemic-scarred world

By |2021-08-19T01:01:37+00:00April 30th, 2020|Curation, Modern Learning Strategy, Ruminations|

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” That classic Dickensian opening line perfectly summarizes the state of L&D in 2020. The pandemic has generated immediate learning needs and many L&D professionals have responded admirably using tools and techniques that seem custom-made for rapid response in a social-distanced environment. We’ve helped [...]

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