Archive for L&D Capability

Fortitude – the mix of intuition, courage and boldness

When asked to develop a learning program we are often provided, initially at least, with three pieces of information. The context is usually provided and you know the typical scenarios . . . “we need to [...]

Walk a mile in my shoes and Learning Councils

Have you heard the song “Walk a Mile in My Shoes”? It was a powerful song of the ’60s written by Joe South and covered by none other than Elvis Presley. The song was about prejudice, [...]

Do you have a Personal Development Plan?

Sat in a meeting room somewhere in Manchester my quarterly review was drawing to a close. It had been a good conversation, a chance to reflect on the last few months, the trials and tribulations of [...]

True Pioneer: William C Norris

With all the discussion we have about learning technologies, social networking and relevance to learning it’s worth spending a few minutes to reflect on, and be humbled by, the work of a man who, at the [...]

WARNING, social netWORK AHEAD

I’ve been reading with interest recent articles and blog posts proclaiming that social practices won’t work in the enterprise. Posts such as ‘You ready to fail at social networking’ and the excellent post from Jeevan Joshi  [...]

Share and prosper!

We work in teams within organisations and organisations form part of a larger community of suppliers, distributors and customers. In the past, and there continues to be, some great examples of organisations providing learning to suppliers, [...]

Find the need, demonstrate the value

In order to understand a tool, you have to use it. In order to understand its value you have to apply its use to something to see whether it improves a task or an issue. Until [...]

The disillusionment of training

The Freedictionary provides the following description of disillusionment; “having lost one’s ideals, illusions, or false ideas about someone or something; disenchanted” I’ve been spending a lot of time recently thinking about the role of training in [...]

Know-how: leave a legacy!

The most recent Learning Cafe Webinar focussed on finding, sharing and growing internal expertise.  Some of the discussion was about knowledge sharing and it made me reflect on an approach I used some years ago in [...]

Trust or Bust – attracting and growing performance professionals

In his book (2006) The Speed of Trust, Stephen M R Covey draws together a very convincing argument about how a high level of trust shared by organisational colleagues, management, clients, suppliers and distributors, has a [...]