If you have not previously worked with a business coach, often referred to as an executive coach, the basis for selecting one can seem perplexing. What really matters? Congratulations! You've just received word from your manager (or other organizational sponsor, such as a Human Resources/Talent Management or other business leader) that you will be able [...]
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Election Day, 2012. Candidates for office at all levels of government have points of view on multitudes of issues and how they will address each issue if elected. Improving our schools is one such issue. In recent years, research has increasingly pointed to teacher quality as a primary driver of top quality schools. A Harvard [...]
Fortune Magazine and Aon Hewitt recently announced the 2011 Top Companies for Leaders. The results are based on a comparative evaluation of company submitted information on practices related to attracting, developing and retaining leaders. Top Companies for Leaders has been published nearly every year since 2002, with several companies consistently appearing on the list including [...]
Trend # 5: Learning is a Contact Sport - Will e-learning and social media ever fully replace the traditional classroom instructor-led learning environment? Not likely. Face-to-face engagement with learners enables a uniquely human connection, one in which communication can occur on multiple levels and visceral emotional connectedness can be created. Today, effective classroom training is [...]
Trend #4 Microlearning: How We Get Information Today Neuroscientists, who have long tried to crack the code on how learning occurs in the brain, tell us that small bursts of information repetitively presented over a period of time help us to embed information in our short-term memories. Under the right conditions and with enough time, [...]
Trend #3 Moving to Mobile: Learning Wherever As a result of the proliferation of mobile devices - Google is projecting smartphone growth at 30% per year - mobile learning is getting deserved attention by an increasing number of organizations. A recent survey found that 50% of all responding organizations are planning some mobile learning applications [...]
Trend # 2: Social Learning: Leveraging Social Media for the Way We Work Today Yesterday, it was the chance meeting at the “water cooler” that gave employees the opportunity to exchange information and perhaps even problem solve, should a new “situation” occur. Today, technology and changing demographics have converged to present a “supercharged water cooler” [...]
Trend #1 -- Learning Reality: Differentiating What You Want the Learner to Do vs. Know The setting was a Q&A session with a panel of corporate learning executives at a university-sponsored symposium on executive education. The question from an audience participant pertained to the importance of an academic grounding as a foundation to corporate learning. [...]
“The ancient Romans had a tradition: whenever one of their engineers constructed an arch, as the capstone was hoisted into place, the engineer assumed responsibility for his work in the most profound way possible: he stood under the arch.” Michael Armstrong Former Chairman and CEO AT&T Accountability. We have heard it discussed frequently in recent [...]
The Discipline of Making Smarter People Decisions—Discipline #2: Establishing an Interview Assessment ProcessDon 2017-02-08T15:23:24+00:00
Several months ago, I wrote a blog entry titled, “where smarter people decisions begin.” Summarizing that entry, I suggested a leader develop a job/candidate specification or scorecard for the position as the starting point for aiding the effort to get the right person in the right job at the right time. Again, in order to [...]