Advance Praise for the Book

“Quite simply, the BEST book on smile sheet creation and utilization, Period!”

“Only a few people combine the rigor of a researcher and the usability of a how-to writer. Will Thalheimer is the best among them. He has done it again in Performance-Focused Smile Sheets.”

“Will Thalheimer does a great job of telling us why the current practice doesn’t work and replaces it with thoughtful and sensible advice for feedback tools that will provide valid and actionable data.”

“With this book, Will Thalheimer provides an important contribution, particularly in showing how to ensure that learner feedback provides a true gauge of on-the-job success.”

“Will Thalheimer’s work is grounded in research, honed through experience, and organized to provide a practical perspective for application.”

“This is evidence-based practice at the master level.”

“Kudos to Will Thalheimer for leading the way!”

“Insightful (and inciteful). A valuable contribution indeed!”

“Revolutionary ideas, as well as practical guidelines and examples for transforming a useless exercise into one of real value and impact.”

“Finally, a book that acknowledges and addresses the dirty and widespread problem with smile sheets.”

“Will Thalheimer, PhD, is one of the definitive myth busters in our field, and he does it with great precision but also humor.”

“An excellent resource for all Learning Professionals!”

“Will Thalheimer attacks one of the most intractable misconceptions in our field, and does so with authority and humor. And, any book that equates learning measurement to pure sex has to be a must read!”

“An approach that delivers concretely actionable design insights, and educates learners/sponsors about what really matters in learning.”

“Refreshing, worthwhile, and, actionable too!”

“Sexy and exciting… You’ll find yourself turning the pages and laughing along the way.”

“This book oozes with mind blowing, radical, myth-busting, research-proven takeaways from the master of learning research, Will Thalheimer.”