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Susan Kistler on Daily Tips for Evaluators

My name is Susan Kistler and I am the Executive Director of the American Evaluation Association. I contribute each Saturday’s post to aea365 – the Tip-a-Day Alerts by and for evaluators. While aea365 of course offers my very favorite tip each day, I confess that my attention is sometimes drawn to these other Daily Tips available via email subscription, each of which regularly has content of interest to evaluators.

Rad Resource – Institute of Management Consultants Tip of the Day: AEA member Tom Kelley turned me on to the IMC daily tips. Each one presents a very short scenario or question and provides a concrete tip in response. The questions span the consulting gamut from presentation tips to getting new business. Unlike aea365, where we showcase hundreds of tip authors, the IMC tips are written by a single author/editor, Mark Haas.

Rad Resource – Management Tip of the Day: These come from Harvard Business Review, and tend to be very well-written and blissfully brief, but with the option to click through for an extended article. They usually also include the option to click through to purchase related paid content, but even the stand-alone free portion is very strong. Recently, they’ve covered everything from organizational decision-making to mastering communications.

Bonus! The Harvard Business Review also sends out (via a separate subscription) The Daily Stat “Facts and figures to stimulate thought – and action” which the data diva in me just loves.

Rad Resource – DailyWritingTips: When I was in college, my English teacher told me I wrote as if all composition was some portion of an instruction manual. To her credit and my relief, she conceded that it was a well-written instruction manual, but a manual nevertheless. She was not being complimentary. I have been striving to improve ever since.

This contribution is from the aea365 Tip-a-Day Alerts, by and for evaluators, from the American Evaluation Association. Please consider contributing – send a note of interest to aea365@eval.org.

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