Archive for month: August, 2014

Forgetting is critical to learning

27 Aug
August 27, 2014 Learning, learning organisations, lifelong learning – the list goes on but it’s easy to overlook the fact that forgetting is critical to learning, for if we do not forget then we cannot learn and we cannot move forward. In their book Uncommon Sense, Common Nonsense, Jules Goddard and Tony Eccles wrote: “Learning is as much a process of purposeful forgetting as of purposeful learning.  We need to slough off falsehoods with the same discipline and zeal that we bring to the search for new Read more [...]

Is capability development the answer?

21 Aug
August 21, 2014 I recently viewed a video from Josh Bersin which really got me thinking.  Josh talks about capability replacing L&D and training.  Is he right or is this just another rebranding of what we’ve always been doing? Josh Bersin is a long-time and well-respected commentator and researcher within the HR, Talent and L&D space.  I recently watched a number of Josh’s videos where he was making a number of predictions. I know from experience that playing at crystal ball gazing can be a Read more [...]

I see no alignment

14 Aug
August 14, 2014 Learning leaders recently gathered to discuss a number of hot topics – including improving alignment to strategic organisational goals – and yet little alignment seems to have been achieved. The CIPD and Towards Maturity recently held a round table discussion about the ‘business alignment of L&D,” according to the post by Don Taylor. I mention this because as readers of my blog will know I am passionate about aligning L&D to the strategy and focus of the business.  I therefore Read more [...]

How much is your free training costing you?

07 Aug
August 7, 2014 For many organisations, internal training is rather like the UK’s NHS – free at the point of delivery – but like the NHS, your internal training has costs and the training you thought was ‘free’ could be costing you far more than you ever thought. I recently wrote a post for the good people at chat2lrn where I talked about the need for L&D professionals to have a good level of business acumen. In this post I’ll be looking at one of the issues I mentioned – and that’s cost Read more [...]