management challenge

Managing Up is a Necessity, Not a Contingency

Managing Up is a Necessity, Not a Contingency

It was my first job out of graduate school and I was working for a well-known company that allowed my mother to boast of her successful daughter. Meanwhile, I was working 60-80 hour weeks fielding the requests of four different managers and product areas, and giving it my all with very little feedback one way or the other. My days were spent in quiet companionship with dual computer screens and employee databases in a tireless effort to prove my diligence and worth.

You can imagine my shock when my performance review came back negative.

Did you miss us at Online Learning?

Abilitie CEO, Bjorn Billhardt, alongside our great partner and client Steve Dornsife from PayPal gave a great presentation at this year's Online Learning Conference in Chicago, IL. If you were in attendance, thanks for joining us and learning a little more about PayPal's journey with our experiential learning programs. 

If you missed the presentation or want to find out more about how PayPal integrated all three of our simulations into their learning programs send a note to and we can share the presentation with you!

Hope to see you all next year at Online Learning 2017 in New Orleans.

Abilitie Takes Home the Silver!

Abilitie team members Bjorn Billhardt and Alex Whiteleather attended the Chief Learning Officer Learning In Practice Awards Ceremony last night and took home the Silver in Excellence in Technology Innovation Award. Thank you to our partners at Peak Seven Consulting for helping us build an amazing and transformational program at Cochlear

The Chief Learning Officer Learning In Practice awards recognizes learning leaders who demonstrate excellence in the design and delivery of employee development programs through a combination of qualities such as leadership, vision, business acumen and strategic alignment.

Want to find out how you can implement this award-winning program? Contact us today!

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