Archive for category: Execution

After 50 years of elearning, e-nough for now!

10 Apr
April 10, 2014

There are times when ‘great minds’ come together and do something that’s meant to be collectively and seriously clever, but actually reveals the deep cracks and divides that lie beneath – and that’s what’s happened recently in the eLearning industry. I have to thank Donald Clark’s “Plan B” blog for drawing my attention to a post entitled “Gang-of-four’s Serious eLearning manifesto – all a bit melodramatic?”  Further investigation took me to the website for the Serious Read more […]

The power and value of execution – Part III

20 Mar
March 20, 2014

In the first post in this series I started looking at the power and value of execution and also at three key issues that L&D professionals need to focus on to ensure they execute flawlessly.  These were: always deliver to meet expectations, make sure the front line is really empowered, and work tirelessly to improve productivity and eliminate excess waste. I’ve already talked about the importance of always delivering to meet expectations and also about empowering the front line Read more […]

The power and value of execution – Part II

20 Feb
February 20, 2014

In the first post in this series I looked at the three key issues that L&D professionals need to focus on to ensure they execute flawlessly.  These were: always deliver to meet expectations, make sure the front line is really empowered, and work tirelessly to improve productivity and eliminate excess waste. I’ve already talked about the importance of always delivering to meet expectations and in this post I’ll be looking at ensuring that your front line is really empowered. Make Read more […]

The power and value of execution – Part I

23 Jan
January 23, 2014

“Strategy gets you on the playing field, but execution pays the bills.” Gordon Eubanks – Microcomputer industry pioneer who worked in the early days of Digital Research Introduction I adore the above quote.  When writing blog posts it’s never easy to find quotes that are direct, pithy and new.  But Gordon’s has it all. For many L&D professionals the focus on developing strategies seems to be paramount.  Strategies are the sexy end of L&D, strategies have all the buzzwords, Read more […]