Archive for category: Evaluation

Learning from an investment banker

11 Jul
July 11, 2013

It’s not that often these days that we’re likely to take advice from an investment banker – and certainly not advice on learning!  But an article in the Financial Times by Terry Smith contained some real pearls of wisdom that apply equally to People Professionals as they do investment bankers. Story Terry Smith is the chief executive of Tullett Prebon and also of Fundsmith LLP and his article – although directed at investors – was full of good sense for People Professionals. Although Read more […]

Measuring moments that matter

14 Mar
March 14, 2013

There’s an old management mantra that states “What gets measured gets managed.”  This is also akin to the saying “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.”  Either way, it’s clear that having some form of metrics, measures or KPIs can be a good thing. When he was at Princeton, Einstein had a sign hanging over his office which read, “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.” As Einstein suggested, it’s possible to Read more […]

The essential vowels of 2013

03 Jan
January 3, 2013

It’s that time of year again!  All of the “great and good” are out in force publishing their predictions for what they think could or will happen in 2013 in the world of training, talent, HR, learning and development, e-learning and so on. I’ve decided – as is my style – to go in a totally different direction and suggest what you should be doing in 2013! I’ve decided that instead of saying what “may happen” I’ll focus on what should be done.  After all, there are already Read more […]