learning and development

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Post date: May 16, 2019
We are all familiar with the concept of organizations that learn and act on what they learn are more successful. But many businesses have failed to capitalize on their learning investment. It is little wonder then that many senior leaders see learning as a cost center and not as a driver of their...
Post date: December 14, 2016
For close to a decade, learning and development professionals have been making inroads to get a proverbial seat at the corporate leadership table. Numerous articles have been written on this topic, about how learning practitioners can be influential within their businesses while leveraging their...
Post date: January 10, 2019
This post is part of an ongoing series that provides lessons and techniques for readers to supercharge their leadership development programs and implement a reliable pipeline for their company’s future leadership. Read the previous posts here and here.  When I was five years old, my mother placed a...
Post date: September 19, 2018
The warnings are dire. Even the biggest enterprises with astronomical valuations can no longer count on a maintaining their edge for even a decade. It’s a “gale force warning to leaders,” Innosight says in its 2018 Corporate Longevity Forecast. At “the current churn rate, about half of S&P 500...
Post date: June 9, 2017
By Ian Stewart In October and November 2016, Kaplan surveyed more than 280 UK-based human resources and leadership and professional development professionals to determine the role that learning and development would play within their organization in 2017. With Brexit, commercial uncertainty and...
Post date: November 10, 2020
Strong leaders are strong teachers too. But the most enlightened leaders also pursue lifelong learning. As the pace of change continues to accelerate, the best leaders recognize that the tools they use today often become ineffective tomorrow. Even for business leaders who are decades into their...
Post date: August 27, 2019
Today’s leaders must be masters of learning to stay on top of the changing business climate, new technology, shifting trends, and more. Learning helps facilitate new ways of connecting, collaborating, and being efficient.  In this spirit of learning, here are five new and forthcoming books that...
Post date: October 3, 2019
HRPS: What is driving the increase in the skills gap? Why aren’t traditional methods working in closing the gap?  Jeanne: As many as 375 million global workers will need to switch their occupations because technology will make what they are doing obsolete. The pace of change has never been this...
Post date: November 12, 2020
In today’s pandemic, HR faces both an opportunity and a challenge when it comes to investing in workers’ soft skills. The way to capitalize on the former and overcome the latter lies in accurately measuring their benefits for a company.  COVID-19’s fallout has made soft skills an even more valuable...
Post date: September 10, 2020
As employees return to the new normal, employers face tough choices regarding shortcomings in skills and knowledge that were laid bare by the forced telecommuting following the pandemic shutdown. A 2018 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development study found that 50 percent of jobs ran...