1st Friday Favorite Guru: Thomas F. Gilbert

From 10 years ago!

EPPIC - Pursuing Performance

This month we start on the First Friday of October 2012 with another of my favorite gurus…

Thomas F. Gilbert

I did not have a personal relationship with the late Thomas F. Gilbert. I have shaken his hand at several NSPI Conferences, and perhaps at one ISPI Conference. But he might not have been able to pick me out of a lineup to win $64,000.

Today his work is known under the “branding” of others – particularly “Six Boxes.”

Gilbert is known in NSPI/ISPI circles – by some – and not without some controversy – as The Father of Human Performance Technology. If the focus on Performance Improvement is on the Individual – that might be truer – but not totally true – IMO. If the focus/foci of Performance Improvement is on the Process level or the Organization level – then that is not true at all – IMO.

But his contributions are…

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