Video: 3 ways to ensure employees continue development even when they are busy

A common question I get asked by L&D managers is “How can L&D ensure employees are getting development, even when managers and employees are busy?”. In an earlier post, I covered 7 reasons employees stop their personal development when they get busy. Watch the video below to see me introduce 3 ‘levers’ that L&D can ‘pull’ to help employees…

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If you want to succeed, first learn

“It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for a bird to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.”…

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Video: 7 reasons employees stop their personal development when they get busy

A common question I get asked by L&D managers is “How can L&D ensure employees are getting development, even when managers and employees are busy?”. Before I cover some solutions for this, let’s first check we really understand the root causes of the problem we need to solve. Watch the video below to see me quickly go through the 7…

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Improving attendance on training courses requires modernization

In a previous post on the history of declining training attendance, I showed how increasing competition for people’s time and attention has made it harder to fill training courses. To address this, and ensure employees get the development they need for growth, we need modernization. Specifically, L&D need to modernize the way they develop, promote and…

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Soft-skills training attendance through history

History of training attendance

900 years ago, organized religions provided the primary source of people’s values and soft skills training. People learned how to behave in society, how to cope with difficulty, and how to be successful, from their religious leaders and texts. People didn’t have much choice on what they were taught, and everyone was expected to attend.…

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