Category Archives: Developing Leaders

leadership

Why L&D Leaders are Saying Leadership Buy-in Is the Most Important Factor for Success in 2017

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We recently surveyed 100 US-based L&D leaders to find out what’s on their minds for digital learning in 2017 and found some interesting trends based on their plans for the upcoming year. But while we learned a lot about trending topics, we stumbled across some interesting findings regarding the number one factor in L&D success. No, it’s not a huge a budget or better technology: its leadership buy-in.

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L&D

5 Interesting Discoveries From Our ELM 2017 L&D Industry Report

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It’s the start of a new year, and with that comes new strategies, technologies, and a new resolve to improve L&D initiatives across the board. But we’re not the only ones making resolutions for an effective 2017: We reached out to 85 L&D pros across a number of different industries to see what their focus for 2017 would be and the results surprised us. Check out some of the most interesting findings and see if they align with your organization’s L&D goals.

You can download the full industry report here

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story

Why the Best Digital Learning Has An Even Better Storyline

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Cave paintings are more than just pretty pictures. Our ancestors used stories as a way to pass information from generation to generation. Whether the message was genealogical in nature or just “Stay away from sharp teeth”, stories have had a way of capturing attention and relaying information that really sticks.

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performance evaluation

3 Reasons A Performance Evaluation Should Look like a Marketing Campaign

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Think about the most effective marketing campaign you’ve ever seen. Maybe it was the empowering Always #likeagirl campaign, or you wanted to Share a Coke after watching the latest round of Coca-Cola commercials. Maybe you teared up watching Google’s Year in Search spot. Whatever pulls at your heartstrings, makes you laugh, or makes you act, the same is true across the board: marketing has a way of connecting to your emotions.

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learning gaps

The Goldilocks Syndrome: And Other Signs that You have Learning Gaps

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We’ve all heard the story of Goldilocks before: Girl finds a house; girl tests out furniture; girl eats food; gets found by bears; gets scared and runs away. But while the tale serves as an important reminder to stay out of the wood and away from strangers’ food, it can be applied in a whole new way to your learning content. After all, what’s a fairy story if not a cautionary tale? In this case, Goldilocks could be used as a metric for learning gaps –along with a few other signs that you have a bear-sized problem.

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training

How to Use The Golden Rule for the Perfect Training Balance

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If the golden rule is “do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” then why are so many learners forced to go through mandatory training that only serves to benefit their organization? Sure, improvement on a company-wide level is important, but it can also seem self-serving–and not for the individual.

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resolutions

2017 Resolutions: 4 Soft Skills Corporate Employees Need This Year

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It’s the beginning of a new year, and you know what that means: crowded gyms and New Year’s resolutions. As far as goals go, most resolutions are of the personal variety. But what about the goals your company has for the next year? Do you give the same attention and effort to corporate resolutions?

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millennials

Millennials And Digital Learning: How They’re Going To Help You Improve

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No matter how you feel about them, this much we know is true: Millennials are an inescapable part of the corporate landscape. In fact, by 2030, they won’t just be part of the corporate landscape, they will make up 75 percent of the dominant generation.

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digital learning

How To Turn An Elevator Pitch Into Effective Digital Learning

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If you’re interested in startups, business, and finance, there’s a good chance you’ve seen an episode or two of Shark Tank. On the show, small business owners get about two minutes to pitch their life’s work to a room of investors, for better or for worse. In most cases, first impressions are very telling: concise, driven entrepreneurs do well, while those that lack direction and relevancy are torn to pieces by the sharks themselves.

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corporate training

The Top 10 Requested Corporate Learning Blog Topics for 2016

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From marketing to microlearning, we’re always getting requests for blogs and questions about trends and best practices in corporate learning. Luckily, we’ve also been cultivating our own library of articles, opinions, and expertise, all while keeping track of the trends. As 2016 winds to a close, we wanted to take stock of some of the most requested corporate learning blog topics for the year (and show you where to find the answers to all of your burning blog-based questions).

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