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Product Details

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers (January 10, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1605094226
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605094229
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #338,342 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This is the book I have been waiting half my life for. Now millions of leaders, educators, coaches, therapists--all of us in the business of growing people--have an opportunity to read and apply it. It's that essential, that important."
--Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business Administration, University of Southern California, and author of Still Surprised
"Vicki Halsey is Blanchard's master learning conductor. This book is a treasure for all of us who want to 'borrow' Vicki's thirty years of innovative design and delivery experience!"
--Ken and Margie Blanchard, bestselling authors and cofounders, The Ken Blanchard Companies
"Vicki's Brilliance Learning System plays a fundamental role in the creation of all our training. Her ENGAGE Model has enabled us to revolutionize the learner's experience."
--Marcus Buckingham, New York Times bestselling author of Go Put Your Strengths to Work and CEO, TMBC
"Brilliance by Design is a contagious and disruptive book. Vicki's deeply personal, passionate, and reality-based approach, complemented by emerging neurosciences, calls for a radical departure from traditional learning methods. It is an inspiration."
--Bruce H. Price, MD, Chief, Department of Neurology, McLean Hospital, and Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
"Fresh, engaging, and spirited...connects us all to our innate brilliance and shows us how to bring out the best in ourselves and in others."
--Lisa Dokos, Director, Leadership and Organization Development, GlaxoSmithKline
"You will never teach the same way again!"
--Keith Ferrazzi, CEO, Ferrazzi Greenlight, and author of Who's Got Your Back and Never Eat Alone
"Start a learning and performance revolution. Teach, learn, and lead so people release their brilliance with Vicki's models, stories, and insights."
--Marshall Goldsmith, world-renowned executive coach and author of the New York Times bestsellers Mojo and What Got You Here Won't Get You There
"Dr. Halsey reminds us that what is learned is more important than what is taught and that learning takes place in the heart and mind of the student, not the teacher."
--Sheldon Harris, former President, Cold Stone Creamery

About the Author

Dr. Vicki Halsey is vice president of applied learning for The Ken Blanchard Companies and coauthor of Blanchard's Legendary Customer Service Training and their award-winning blended e-learning Situational Leadership II program. She also is the coauthor, with Ken Blanchard and others, of Leading at a Higher Level, as well as The Hamster Revolution and The Hamster Revolution for Meetings (with Mike Song and Tim Burress).

More About the Author

Dr. Vicki Halsey, as Vice President of Applied Learning for The Ken Blanchard Companies energetically designs, delivers and creates powerful learners and leaders for Fortune 500 companies. She is the coauthor of Blanchard's Legendary Customer Service Training and their award-winning blended e-learning Situational Leadership® II program. She is also coauthor, with Ken Blanchard, of the book Leading at a Higher Level, as well as The Hamster Revolution and The Hamster Revolution for Meetings (with Mike Song and Tim Burress). Her hope for this book is that it revolutionize education.

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Brilliance by Design is a practical, useful guide to designing powerful learning experiences.
C Jordan
The format of the book is easy to follow, with reflections, practices, templates, and useful examples.
EDUC8R
Brilliant learning can illuminate the "unknown unknowns" and that may be its single greatest benefit.
Robert Morris

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By C Jordan on January 18, 2011
Format: Paperback
Brilliance by Design is a practical, useful guide to designing powerful learning experiences. Not only does it give you the data which justifies WHY you should bother to create fun, engaging learning experiences it is also packed with examples, templates, learning models, accelerated learning principles, advanced organizational principles - a wealth of helpful information. Whether you are an L&D professional looking to create a training curriculum, a manager looking to run an effective weekly team meeting or a leader looking to present content - this book provides you everything you need to make it happen in a meaningful way. As an person responsible for content development within my organization - this book has made me re-think the way I deliver content. As a result of implementing the techniques I learned from this book - I have seen a measurable difference in the level of participation and engagement from the people in my training classes.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By John Gibbs TOP 1000 REVIEWER on January 19, 2011
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The secret to powerful instruction is to involve learners in activities in which they do the work of interacting with new content, wrestling with concepts, and teaching those concepts to others, according to Vicki Halsey in this book. The book goes on to describe the author's six-step teaching model which goes by the acronym ENGAGE:

* Energize learners by getting them excited and curious about your subject
* Navigate content by presenting it in digestible pieces
* Generate meaning by letting learners determine the significance of the content to their lives
* Apply to the real world by helping learners put into practice what they have learned
* Gauge and celebrate, assessing what has been learned enjoying the success
* Extend learning to action by following up with learners afterwards

I was particularly interested in the chapter on the virtual classroom. I know the allure of multitasking when sitting in front of a computer, making it very difficult to concentrate fully on a single presenter for an extended period of time. The author highlights the critical importance of having some type of interaction every 2 to 3 minutes to maintain interest and using a range of other attention-grabbing techniques. Distance learning is particularly difficult when video or audio presentations are pre-recorded, so that there is no live human interactivity.

Before reading the book I was concerned that it might be too exuberant for my tastes. I am really more interested in teaching postgraduate law students in a compelling and memorable manner than in "unleashing brilliance". I was pleased to find plenty of helpful ideas in the book applicable to my situation. The author has taught Master of Science and MBA classes, so many of the techniques she suggests are as applicable to a well-educated sceptical audience as much as they are to any other class of learners.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Lindeman on February 2, 2011
Format: Paperback
This book is brilliant! The applications of Brilliance by Design - in workplaces, classrooms, and life - are unlimited. And, the ability to improve knowledge, skill, and ability is immeasurable. I have had the privilege of learning from Dr. Halsey, live and in person, on multiple occassions. Each encounter has left me wanting more. Now, I have what I wanted - more - in the form of a desktop resource (the book) that enables me to be brilliant again, and again. Thank you, Vicki!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By EDUC8R on January 30, 2011
Format: Paperback
This book speaks to many levels of educators: teachers, presenters, managers, CEOs. It addresses the need to bring out the best in learners and provides concrete examples, and practical strategies to really let people shine! Dr. Halsey's voice is clear throughout the book as she coaches you toward becoming an engaging presenter. No more boring trainings and meetings, instead your audience will be active participants with a deeper level of learning.
The format of the book is easy to follow, with reflections, practices, templates, and useful examples. Brilliance By Design is a collection of best practices that can be read cover to cover, then referenced to polish and improve any presentation. It has proven to be a great inspiration to me, and has reinvigorated me to reconsider and energize my learners.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ann Eliot on January 27, 2011
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Vicki Halsey is the quintessential teacher/trainer/coach/motivator/leader. And...as if that isn't enough, she is a gifted instructional designer. For years, anyone who has been fortunate enough to hear her speak, be her student/trainee, or coachee/mentee, client or collegue has said, "Where's your book?"

Finally, it is here, the book that we've all been waiting for. Brilliance by Design is not just a great idea explained in an inspiring context, it is a wealth of material made accessible and applicable for anyone who truly wants to facilitate learning, "bring out the best in yourself and the best in others." More than just a book, this is a handbook that you will use and abuse because it is filled to the bursting with tools, templates, and so many strategies it is astonishing. Talk about real value! Vicki Halsey has turned over her own best practices, secrets, teaching tools and strategies, as well as those she has learned from others and given them to you to use as is or to revise and massage to suit your purpose, your teachable moments, and to help your learners experience one epiphany after another...a succession of "Aha" moments...an unending chain of learning that connects and builds into a transformational experience that becomes so much a part of their being, they will pass it forward.

Vicki Halsey has passed it all forward. If you truly want to facilitate the brilliance, the love of learning, and the creativity of learners and "teachers," and that is as Vicki writes, "anyone who imparts wisdom," let Brilliance by Design be your guide. Share the wealth just as Vicki has, and turn your realm of influence into a true learning community.
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