Anecdata

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Posted by: Jane Davidson

Looking for a new buzzword to toss into the conversation next time you are socializing with your favorite evaluators or clients? How about this one:

anecdata (noun). information which is presented as if it is based on serious research but is in fact based on what someone thinks is true

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Great leaders think evaluatively

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“Great leaders think strategically.”

So opens a March 2012 article from Forbes magazine entitled How to Develop 5 Critical Thinking Types.

The article goes on to list the five types of critical thinking that allow leaders to “strike a balance between visualizing what might or could be and

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What’s new and exciting in evaluation? Looking two seconds ahead

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Stuart Henderson recently posed an interesting question on the AEA LinkedIn discussion forum:

Having just returned from the AEA meetings and come across the book The Two Second Advantage (Ranadive and Maney), I’m wondering what people think are some exciting developments in evaluation.

The book, “The Two Second Advantage” (Ranadive and Maney), suggests that

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The Friday Funny: Are YOU a problem thinker?

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Here’s a social problem that afflicts many evaluators around the world, worth pondering as we head into the weekend …

Are YOU a problem thinker?

(original author unknown – and we’ve made a few adaptations for evaluators)

It started out innocently enough. I began to think at conferences and

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What does a learning-enabled organizational culture look like?

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