Your Learners Have Attitude

CLO Magazine

Learners have a lot of attitude these days. Their choices are changing; their attitudes in the middle of learning experiences are shifting; and their assumptions about the yield of learning time invested are evolving. Allow our own attitudes to shift.

A question of attitude

Clive on Learning

Ernest had strong opinions on just about all matters of pedagogy and good practice and that included the issue of attitudes. Clive," he said, "It's not our business to try and change people's attitudes. We can try and change what they do, but not what they feel about things. There's a certain sense in what Ernest said, although time and time again I've encountered situations where attitudes are the major block to progress. Perhaps I ought to change.

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Handling Organizational Change at Any Level


Experts agree, no matter what our feelings on impending changes might be, the stress that inevitably comes along with any inter-office shake-up can have a negative impact on workers’ psyches. Be Part of the Change. What is the reason for the change?

Why Your Training Strategy Probably Needs an Attitude Adjustment


Often, the issue with training initiatives isn’t only centered around the content, the delivery system, or even the strategy: It’s the attitude behind the training. Changing Attitudes.

Everyone is a Change Leader

CLO Magazine

In today’s highly disrupted, time-sliced, resource-constrained world, effective change leadership is more important than ever. These two elements of self-discovery drive change leadership development in multiple ways.

Insights: Assessment is changing

Clive on Learning

The eighth of ten 'insights' is that ‘Assessment is changing', in the sense that assessment of knowledge is not enough - it is performance that matters. Competence will depend to some degree on the knowledge that employees have, but it will also be underpinned by attitudes, skills and the confidence to put these into practice. This post continues my commentary to the Learning Insights 2012 Report produced by Kineo for e.learning age magazine.

Promoting change in schools

Learning with e's

In yesterday's blogpost I discussed the problems of change management in schools and suggested that the biggest barrier to the successful adoption of new technologies lies in the minds of teachers.

Adjusting our Attitude toward Gen-Y

CLO Magazine

This quote is buried in the USA Today article, “ Generation Y: They came to the workplace with a new attitude.”. There is also no debate that workers are changing jobs more frequently, which is not necessarily generation specific. In fact, this notion directly contradicts another assumption made about the generation: “… they believe in their own self worth and value enough that they’re not shy about trying to change the companies they work for.”.

Megatrends in MOOCs: #10 The Changing Role of the Instructor

Your Training Edge

In this series so far, we’ve explored how massive open online courses (MOOCs) are changing the nature of learning. Just because trainers’ role in creating and delivering content is changing doesn’t mean half your T&D department is out on the street.

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‘SMAC’K your lips to the Changing Thanksgiving Menu

Origin Learning

If globalization and evolution, over a period of time, have altered the menu of Thanksgiving, so too has it changed the digital era leading to the transformation of the learning landscape. Does the nursery rhyme ‘Mary has a little lamb’ ring a bell when it comes to Thanksgiving?

Preparing for Change

Bottom-Line Performance

When I was fifteen my father told me that one thing I can always count on is that things are going to change. For better or for worse, I fully expect change - I know its going to happen. I use the word upheaval because even when change is good there remains a learning curve and time to adjust to new circumstances. Around any change there is fear, rumors, and reluctance. Prep for Change Now. Start reading all you can about successful change management.

Design Thinking Culture Change in IBM

The Peformance Improvement

The need for creating and sustaining a learning culture in organizations is critical given the rise of digital technology, the rapid pace of change, the complexities of globalization, and the growing development demands of a diverse workforce.

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Take the survey! Awareness, skill building or behavior change?

Learning Visions

Change behavior/attitudes. I''m looking for data and while I''ve yet to start a detailed Google search on this, thought I would ask you good people of the elearning world. Will you take three minutes or so to complete my short survey? Take the Survey! I''m trying to gather some data the breakdown of corporate elearning into three categories: Create awareness. Build skills.

The Power of Reflection in an Ever-Changing World

Performance Learning Productivity

Qualcomm, the global mobile technology company, uses its successful ’52 weeks’ program to encourage employees to use structured storytelling for reflection and to share information, attitudes and behaviours across the company.

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Adopt Digital Evolution and Continuous Change for Success

Learning Wire

The one consistency is the pressure on the organization to change and embrace new disruptive tools — as quickly as possible. Semantically, it means to make a marked change, a single action that renders the subject transformed.

Proven Strategies to Help Your Employees Embrace Change

Change happens. If you want to improve your team’s performance, react to changing market demands or gain a competitive edge, you will at some point have to introduce change to your organization. But in today’s business world, you pretty much change or die (eventually).

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Does Training Really Change Behavior The 2 Reasons Training Programs Fail and What to Do About It

Training Industry

The other day, I happened across a feed on LinkedIn where someone was insisting that training cannot change behavior. Why do we train people if we’re not trying to change their behavior?” Creating willingness comes down to reinforcement, which is really all about attitudes. No amount of training will change those feelings. If you start showing up late or making mistakes, that could be a behavioral reflection of your attitude toward me as your boss.

Learning Resolutions: Be the Change


I have long loved the famous quote attributed to Mahatma Gandhi: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” What is it I want to change? In 2014 I will begin to change our attitudes towards learning by changing myself.

How Do You Get Leaders to Change?

CLO Magazine

Emphasizing dialogue, data, respect and patience can make change happen. Change is hard. The brain is wired to detect any change in the environment as a threat. It takes an enormous amount of intention, focus, attention, patience and persistence to make a decision to change and then follow through. There are hundreds of books on change and dozens of change models available, but the exact recipe for helping someone change has been a holy grail for learning leaders.

How To Make Your Training Unique And Memorable

Ptotem Talk

So, what can be done to change this and make your employees look forward to your training sessions? Source: Kungfu Panda (The Movie). Training is an integral part of employee development, but it is often frowned upon. Employees generally tend to find these sessions repetitive and boring.

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Changing Attitudes about Manufacturing Jobs

Kapp Notes

The site is designed to change the image of manufacturing in the minds of the middle school sudents from an "old economy" career choice to something that is cool (which it is). Think About: Is any of your training geared toward changing attitudes?

Why 65% Savings Isn’t Enough: Barriers to Organizational Change

Your Training Edge

The answer in many firms is that MOOCs require a fundamental change in attitudes toward training — at the executive level, the manager level, the trainer level, and the employee level. And change is hard. MOOCs do, however, change the role of the training department.

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10 Opportunities for Learning Leaders to Drive Change in the Industry


In some ways, the learning industry evolves quickly and trends change all of the time ( like these 3 trends we found earlier in the yea r). But in other ways, it’s not changing fast enough. Innovation in leadership development, employee development, and education is the lifeblood of staying current and competitive in today’s corporate landscape, and it’s up to learning leaders like you to drive that change.

Who Does Culture Change Rest On?

CLO Magazine

Employees knew that change was on its way when Domino’s was acquired by Bain Capital in 1999, after being led by its founder for almost 40 years. He said: “If you don’t remember anything else about me today, just remember these three words: Change is good. Change is not a criticism of the past. It also made a fundamental shift and emphasized that attitude was more important than skill.

The Demise of E-learning (the brand)

Tom Spiglanin

That changed in 1999 when network transport protocols (SMTP) allowed for the forwarding of mail from outside an organization. E-mail from different vendors could then be exchanged seamlessly across wide area networks and would forever change the pace of communication and business.


Wonderful Brain

Movement is measurable, while motivation lies within us affected by a variety of mental attitudes and internal prejudices. Nevertheless, what about managers who must raise the performance of workers, achieve cost/time/efficiency savings, another top, or bottom line positive changes? Change Leadership Learning Development Management leadershipWho hasn’t been the recipient of the exhortations of motivation? It seems everywhere; used to suggest, cajole and inspire workers.

AVA: How learning technologies can change behaviour

Spicy Learning

As it was my first week on the job, the course itself was an education for me about what good elearning can do to change behaviour. Nowhere is this desire for change more crucial than in the fight against VAWG. It was wonderful to see the passion for change and enthusiasm for the project amongst experienced campaigners. Those at the conference wanted to see early intervention to shift attitudes and cultural values.

Thinking Beyond a Seat at the Table

CLO Magazine

While innovation involves almost everyone and is driven from the top, learning is the best functional area from which to coordinate efforts because the learning leader is in tune with how to motivate employees, change habits and spark creativity. Drive Culture Change.

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7-Steps to Creating a Coaching and Mentoring Program Five: Changing Your Program

Your Training Edge

Most organizational development professionals know that evaluation of any program can lead to changes. And most of us know that change can be good and also that change can be rather difficult. A final way to make changes is to ask the mentors, coaches, and proteges for help.

Storytelling—A Powerful Instructional Technique for Attitudinal Trainings


Attitudes can either facilitate or hinder constructive thinking and actions. It is tricky to formulate the right training strategy that will have a direct impact on employees’ attitudes and behaviors. Changing or influencing learners’ attitude is possible only when they are motivated.

Barriers to Learning in Organizations

The Peformance Improvement

Resistance to change – trying new ways of doing things is not encouraged, e.g., individuals are told to be creative and innovative but not allowed to implement their ideas. Continuous acquisition and application of knowledge, skills, and beliefs by individuals, teams, and the ?

Kaizen, Learning Rebels and the Zombie Apocalypse

Learning Rebels

All I can say is, YOWZA , there has been a lot of Kaizen going on in Learning Rebel “land” To refresh your memory, Kaizen is Japanese for “improvement” or “change for the best”, referring to philosophy or practices that focus upon continuous improvement.

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Get Results In A Period of Change


In the workplace, change is the new constant. With the increase in access to information, successful organizations must always be adapting, changing, learning and growing. So how do you help your team thrive and learn to welcome change? Change is the new normal.