Archive for month: October, 2014

We don’t need more!

31 Oct
October 31, 2014 We don't need more - we just need to get better at the basics.  I've blogged on this  this theme a few times but within L&D the basics means understanding the businesses we serve, understanding how the entire smorgasbord of learning interventions can work in a coherent way to solve our problems and then applying the most effective solutions we can in a timely and cost-effective manner.  It's all about using what we have, not needing more. I’ll set my stall out right away – this is going Read more [...]

Six ingredients for great L&D communication – Part 3

23 Oct
October 23, 2014 In the final part of this three-part series I’ll continue our journey towards achieving great L&D communication. You may recall from the first two posts $$ CITATION $$ that there were six key ingredients to great L&D communication.  There are: Clarity Consistency Commitment Challenge Chutzpah Create and share stories We’ve already looked at the first four, so let’s now concentrate on number five and six – chutzpah and create and share stories. Chutzpah Derived Read more [...]

100 not out

16 Oct
October 16, 2014 100 is a milestone for many things.  We get a telegram from the Queen when we reach 100, scoring a century in cricket (100) is an achievement, even counting to 100 as a youngster is a point we like to reach.  Well today is my 100 – it’s my 100th blog post and the chance to reflect. Getting to 100 It all started on 05.12.2012 when I published my first blog post.  It was certainly a massive toe-in-the-water exercise and one that filled me with equal amounts of excitement and dread.  I set Read more [...]

Six ingredients for great L&D communication – Part 2

09 Oct
October 9, 2014 In the second of a three-part series I’ll continue our journey towards achieving great L&D communication. You may recall from the first post $$ CITATION $$ that there were six key ingredients to great L&D communication.  There are: Clarity Consistency Commitment Challenge Chutzpah Create and share stories We’ve already looked at the first two, so let’s now concentrate on number three and four – commitment and challenge. Commitment The third step for great Read more [...]

Time to win ugly

02 Oct
October 2, 2014 There’s an old sports saying called “win ugly”.  It’s a perfect description of what happened – the team won, but not in as ‘pretty’ a manner as it could have done.  In this week’s short post I’ll ask if perhaps L&D could learn from this. I’ve been around L&D for far too many years – as my grey hair will testify!  In my time I’ve seen some great interventions and some not so great – we all have.  But what I have noticed is that there are a large number of occasions Read more [...]