LFI Founder Rod Jahner is authoring his first book, working title
“Train ‘Em Old School”.
Years of observing what works so very well in training has taught Rod that some things
never change, and the book is the result of the collective wisdom (if he can be so
bold) which should be shared with like minded managers eager to improve the effectiveness
of their managers in a measurable fashion.
Part of the forward for the book is below. Feel free to prod the author a bit to
get this project finally, mercifully, done.
Better yet, tell him you’d like a copy. For a nominal fee of course.
Excerpt from the Introduction to “Train ‘Em Old School”
Fast forward to today’s teaching environment, where quality of learning is the product
of active interaction between subject matter experts and students, much like it has
been since the days of my Mom’s one room school house. There is a reason that the
Milken Foundation has awarded over $60 million to teachers across the land. They
simply are recognizing exceptional people for their ability to connect with their
students. Sadly today’s corporations often place this fundamental need low on their
priority list. Believe me, the benefit of bringing groups of people together for
the sole purpose of raising their game through some level of training interaction
never gets old, and the benefits, while sometimes difficult at best to measure, never
Let’s get to it. What follows in this book is essentially 80-10-10.
80% How-To, born out of the lifetime of lessons learned that I feel compelled to
share with you. The Old School.
10% gratuitous location dropping with a purpose beyond the fascination I have acquired
for travel and a multitude of cultures. The fact that these training techniques have
worked over and over again at every corner of the globe lends credibility to both
their effectiveness and longevity.
10% entertainment, sometimes at the expense of family and friends and others with
a simple joke or anecdote that fits the situation.
Between the three, the goal is that you learn something that you can apply to your
world, broaden your perspective beyond the mundane nature that this topic can so
often take, and have a laugh or two along the way.