Another Open Letter to Tony Bingham, ASTD Board of Directors and ASTD Employees

Dear Tony,

I posted my first open letter to you on May 8th asking you and ASTD/ATD to listen.

Now I need to publicly thank you, Brandon, Kristen, Justin, Cris and many other ASTD/ATD employees for listening.

I know this is a HUGE culture shift for you. The simple fact that you’re trying to change means everything to me.

ASTD/ATD is listening, especially if you’re willing to listen to them. They’re trying and they’re open to ideas. That’s all I can ask.

I’m still not a fan of the name – I believe, with my entire heart, that it should include “performance”.

I won’t agree with every action and decision Tony and ASTD/ATD makes. And I’m sure he wouldn’t agree with all of mine. That’s OK.

What I wanted, and what I’m starting to see, is a sharing of the journey Tony took. Whether or not I would have taken the same journey is an impossible question to answer, but at least I am starting to understand the WHY.

I’ve learned Tony is new to blogging. I’ve learned ASTD is new to Social Media and social conversations. Tony’s latest blog, The Journey of Change, post shows me that they’re learning.

Thank you for talking with me and not at me.

Thank you for listening to me and not dismissing my ideas.

Thank you for trying to include me on this journey.

I appreciate it.

About Tricia Ransom

Patricia Ransom: wife, daughter, friend. Learning, laughing, living. Chicago, Illinois, downstate. Townie, urbanite, traveller. Note: The opinions expressed on this blog belong solely to me and should not be assumed to reflect the opinions of any of my employers past, current, or future.
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1 Response to Another Open Letter to Tony Bingham, ASTD Board of Directors and ASTD Employees

  1. Late to the party on saying “thanks,” Tricia. Your passion means a lot to all of us!


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