Man Balancing atop 20-Story Building

The individual pictured above is believed to be:

“John “Jammie” Reynolds (born 1890 or 91 – ?) was an American daredevil. Little is known about early life, what became of him once he stopped performing or even his real name. An acrobat and juggler, he was known by many names – Daredevil Johnny, Daredevil Jack, the Climbing Wonder, The Lizard, the Human Spider, and the Human Fly. A newspaper article from 1922 claims he began performing at the age six in Buffalo, balancing on one foot from a flagpole 140 feet in the air. His first major stunt came at age 12 when he climbed up the side of the Old South Building in Boston, balancing atop four chairs and five tables on a plank projected over the side of the building. He gave similar performances in New York on its iconic Flatiron building, and at home in Philadelphia. Reynolds was arrested several times after his performances accused of “unlawful assembly”. A stunt performer, often referred to as a stuntman, or daredevil, is someone who performs dangerous stunts, often as a career. Photographed by the National Photo Company, circa 1912-30.”  To learn more, click hereTo see image source, click here.


Army Vision – Force 2025 White Paper

ABA – Association for Behavior Analysis

APA – American Psychological Association

APQC – American Productivity & Quality Center

Art of Performance Management, Nonprofit Style

Articles about Training and Human Performance in the Workplace (Fred Nickols)

Human Performance Technology: The End of an Era (Fred Nickols)

Human Performance Technology: Dawn of a New Era (Fred Nickols)

ASTD – American Society for Training & Development

ASQ – American Society for Quality

The ADDIE Model: Designing, Evaluating Instructional Coach Effectiveness

Bad Boss

BALDRIGE 2O/2O An Executive’s Guide to the Criteria for Performance Excellence

Behavior Based Safety (BBS) (Sandia)

Bridging Boundaries in Networked Military Organizations

Can Employee Empowerment Reduce Turnover?

Community of Practice

Conference Board


Engineering Psychology & Human Performance

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Teacher Pay-for-Performance

Evolution of Nuclear Safety

Francis Duncan. Rickcover and the Nuclear Navy: The Discipline of Technology. 1989

Nuclear Power Industry Safety Performance Reports

Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power

What Admiral Rickover Had to Say About Management

Forum for People Performance Management and Measurement

Guide to Competency-Based Management in Police Services

Human Capital Analytics: A State of Chaos

Human Factors 101

Human Performance (Air Force Research Laboratory)

Human Performance Analysis Tool (Free Walk)

Human Performance Technology (Donald Tosti)

Human Performance Technology and Knowledge Management: A Case Study

Human Performance Technology: A Discipline to Improve C2 Concept Development and Analysis

Human Performance Technology (HPT) Primer

Human Resources Management

Human Resources Planning Society

Human Resources Trends and Metrics: HR Measurement Benchmarking, Third Edition

Human Systems Integration (HSI) & Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health (ESOH)

Improving Customer Service Through Effective Performance Management

Improving the Civil Service

Instructional Services Provider Specifications

Introducing and Managing Process Safety Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

ISA – Instructional Systems Association

ISD Resource Space (Joice Boetius)

Articles on Human Performance Technology

ISPI – International Society for Performance Improvement

HPT: Self-Study PI Course

James D. Klein

Managing Unsatisfactory Performance

Management Innovation Exchange

Measuring and Analyzing Command and Control Effectiveness (NATO)

Measuring Safeguards Culture (USDE)

Mentoring : what organizations need to know to improve performance in the 21st century workplace

MID Region Air Navigation Strategy

Organization Development Network

Performance Management in the Public Sector (Australia)

Performance Reports   …   The Office of the Auditor General of Canada’s annual Performance Report presents its accomplishments, its actual results in relation to its performance measures, its financial performance, and its financial statements for the previous year. This report is tabled in Parliament in the fall.

Performance Reporting

Project Human Resource Management

Project Team Roles and Responsibilities

Safety Culture: Where Do We Stand? And where are we going…

School Administrator Performance Evaluation System (SAPES) Guidebook

Society for Human Resource Management (U.S.)

SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge


System Safety Management Guide

Systemic view on safety as a safety culture factor

Teacher Incentive Fund

Technical Measurement Guide

To-Complete-Performance Index

Using the Layers of Necessity Model to Implement Large Instructional Design Projects

US Coast Guard HPT Workshop Videos

V3S : a training and decision making tool for modelling safety interventions on SEVESO sites

Handbook of Human Performance Technology (James Pershing)

Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology

Handbook of Policies, Procedures, and Requirements for the Doctoral Degree in Instructional Systems & Learning Technologies

Human Resources Manual HHS Instructions 430-4 and 430-7


D-Day Started Operation Overlord


On D-Day, 6 June 1944, Allied forces launched a combined naval, air and land assault on Nazi-occupied France. The ‘D’ in D-Day stands simply for ‘day’ and the term was used to describe the first day of any large military operation. 

Early on 6 June, Allied airborne forces parachuted into drop zones across northern France. Ground troops then landed across five assault beaches – Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword. By the end of the day, the Allies had established a foothold along the coast and could begin their advance into France.


The invasion was conducted in two main phases – an airborne assault and amphibious landings. Shortly after midnight on 6 June, over 18,000 Allied paratroopers were dropped into the invasion area to provide tactical support for infantry divisions on the beaches. Allied air forces flew over 14,000 sorties in support of the landings and, having secured air supremacy prior to the invasion, many of these flights were unchallenged by the Luftwaffe. 

Nearly 7,000 naval vessels, including battleships, destroyers, minesweepers, escorts and assault craft took part in Operation ‘Neptune’, the naval component of ‘Overlord’. Naval forces were responsible for escorting and landing over 132,000 ground troops on the beaches. They also carried out bombardments on German coastal defences before and during the landings and provided artillery support for the invading troops.


Let’s get after it, Folks.  There’s work to be done.  We are in the battle for our lives — every day for the rest of our lives.