Entries by Robert Bogue

Book Review-Moral Disengagement: How Good People Can Do Harm and Live with Themselves – The Cases

In part 1 of this review, we talked about the mechanisms which allow good people to execute Moral Disengagement. In this part of the review, we’ll talk about the second half of the book, which discusses moral disengagement in a variety of topics. These are hot button issues in today’s society. Some of them are […]

Article: The Anatomy of a Software Development Role: Data Scientist

Twelve years ago, when I wrote the first articles for “Cracking the Code: Breaking Down the Software Development Roles,” I made a conscious and perhaps controversial decision to not include the database administrator or a database architect as a part of the roles. The decision was made because there were few organizations who dealt with […]

Quick Tip: Microsoft PowerPoint: Transparent Fill

Filling a text box with a solid color is a convenient way of making the text on your slide stand out. It’s almost necessary in a presentation where you have a background with a lot of contrasting colors, but it has the trade off of covering up part of your image. In this quick tip, […]

Book Review-Moral Disengagement: How Good People Can Do Harm and Live with Themselves – The Mechanisms

If you want to talk about moral behavior, at some point Albert Bandura’s name is going to come up. He’s done a great deal of work trying to understand people. His research in 1961 showed that children imitate the aggressive behavior they see adults doing. However, when Moral Disengagement: How Good People Can Do Harm […]

Training Myth: Feedback is Always Good (or Bad)

In developing training for people, we make several assumptions. Those assumptions are based on our own experience, the environment, or folklore surrounding training. Assumptions aren’t bad. They allow us to cope with a complex set of variables that impact learning. However, challenging these assumptions can help us to create training that is more effective and […]

Quick Tip: Microsoft PowerPoint: Image Background

Sometimes a solid-colored background isn’t what you really need for your presentation. You may want to show an image, or many different images, instead. PowerPoint allows you to set the image you desire as the background for a slide, and we’ll go through how to do this in this quick tip. See more quick tips […]

Book Review-The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed

Failure is a gift? Well, yes. In The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, we are indoctrinated into the world of raising children and how we must sometimes allow failure to happen. We must accept that our children aren’t perfect and can’t be perfect any […]

Quick Tip: Microsoft PowerPoint: Animations

PowerPoints are a great visual way to provide information to an audience, and are often helpful in organizing ideas in a linear way. However, when going from one slide to the next, especially if there’s a lot of text, it can be hard to keep your audience focused on where you’re at. In this quick […]

Book Review-The ABCs of How We Learn: 26 Scientifically Proven Approaches, How They Work, and When to Use Them

I’m always trying to find ways to better teach and train. I, just like you, have seen plenty of bad training courses, where you want to stab pencils in your ears and gouge out your eyes just to stop the pain of listening and seeing the training session. While not every teaching engenders this response, […]