October 8, 2015 by Tammy Sanders
By most accounts, just about everyone teaching anything needs to learn how to "leverage" online learning. Indeed, teachers come across this leveraging phrase in anecdotal urgings time and time and time again. So what happens when adult learners are asked about their preferences in learning format? Despite continued growth in online courses and programs, learners don’t seem as partial to learning online as stats and experts insist they are (or should be) in our Digital Age.
October 6, 2015 by Bob Bennett
At no time has it been more important for an organization to prove its value – to calculate its value-add–than in the highly competitive, volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world today.
September 30, 2015 by James Linney
Talent Management and Succession Planning efforts are both an art and a science. Finding ways to develop and place internal staff in executive roles and positioning them for success is no easy task. But, it's worth it -- the cost of attracting and onboarding externally acquired executive talent is high and many new hires are not successful in navigating a new corporate culture. In this interview, Carol Pandza, VP of Learning, Talent Management & Organizational Development at AmeriHealth Caritas touches on how to develop from within the best employees and leadership behaviors.
September 29, 2015 by Bob Bennett
Increasing your sphere of influence is not growing the size of your organization. Rather, it involves increasing the positive impact you have on the business, its employees, customers, shareholders and the community.
September 21, 2015 by Bob Bennett
Increasing flexibility includes innovation, creativity, ‘out of the box’ thinking, and other terms used to describe achieving major breakthroughs of product or service. But it goes well beyond just innovation; it is really about finding a way to make the life of your customer easier. And it goes beyond creativity; it is about providing practical, effective, real-life solutions to problems—with no excuses.
September 15, 2015 by Ben Mueller
Global leadership development is the biggest challenge facing organizations today, according to Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends 2014 report, a survey of 2,500 business and HR leaders in 94 countries. How best does one expand learning and development operations across an increasingly global landscape?
September 2, 2015 by Noa Dror
As L&D professionals, you need to combine training and teaching with constant evaluation, and learn your new team member’s fortes and weaknesses, all while working to disarm the natural insecurity that comes with being new to a work environment. Yikes. No wonder onboarding theory is trending these days – just the thought of having to go through this process more than once a year is terrifying.
August 26, 2015 by Jacob Eli Thomas
Every company requires some type of compliance training for its employees. In some industries, such as banking, the compliance training can get unwieldy and take weeks or months to complete. In others, such as publishing, compliance training rarely goes beyond sexual harassment and workplace discrimination courses. Regardless of the industry, few employees want to take part in compliance training, which leaves learning and development professionals to determine the best way to deliver such content. Is instructor-led the most effective? What about an engaging e-learning platform?
August 17, 2015 by Bob Bennett
The first and perhaps most important step in putting the pieces together is partnering with customers, employees, vendors and the community. Partners have shared objectives and work toward a common goal. Partners may succeed or fail, but one thing is certain: Regardless of the outcome, they reach it together.
August 3, 2015 by Andre Plaut
In 2012, I had the opportunity to work closely with Obama for America staff and volunteer leaders in order to build new training programs and initiatives. The challenge of keeping unpaid volunteers engaged and committed to a learning experience is almost identical to keeping staff engaged and committed to voluntary learning as well.