48 Books Every Aspiring Chief Learning Officer Should Read

TalentLMS

This is why my team and I put together this list of forty-eight books. The books are organized by category: Books recommended by training experts (4). Learning books (4). Corporate training books (3). Instructional design books (6). Learning technology books (2). Virtual instructor-led training books (3). Evaluation & Feedback books (4). Motivation & Gamification books (5). Talent management books (3).

The power of one

E-Learning Provocateur

In Conscious Business , Kofman defines the difference between a “victim” and a “player” A victim blames all of his or her woes on external factors – the bus was late; the traffic was horrendous; my boss is an idiot; our IT sucks; we don’t have a learning culture around here. However, you do have a sphere of influence. As L&D professionals, we know most learning undertaken in the workplace is informal. We know social learning works.

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Using Interviews to Build Your Online Course Business

LearnDash

Are you looking for a way to market your online course business but don’t want to write article after article? How do you find experts to interview? Use these strategies to feed to marketing funnel and increase your enrollments: Networking: If possible, choose someone you know or are connected to for the first interview. You’re more likely to get a yes and already know their specialties make a good fit for your students. Influencers are often busy.

The power of one

E-Learning Provocateur

In Conscious Business , Kofman defines the difference between a “victim” and a “player” A victim blames all of his or her woes on external factors – the bus was late; the traffic was horrendous; my boss is an idiot; our IT sucks; we don’t have a learning culture around here. However, you do have a sphere of influence. As L&D professionals, we know most learning undertaken in the workplace is informal. We know social learning works.

5 More Great Books for Your Learning & Development Bookshelf

Mike Taylor

In case you missed it, Connie Malamed and JD Dillon both recently recommended 5 good books for Learning & Development pros. Five New L&D Books To Check Out by Connie Malamed ( @elearningcoach ). Of course, everyone’s list will be slightly different based on things like the type of work you do, your experience level, interests and other factors. Since Connie and JD got me thinking about it, I thought I’d share five books that have been helpful for me.

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Tips for Closing Skill Gaps at Your Workplace

Convergence Training

Companies have been dealing with a skill gap for many years–this is well known. And the COVID-19 pandemic only increased that skill gap. So that skill gap problem we’ve been talking about for a long time became even more pressing.

47 books sales teams should have on their shelves

TalentLMS

How do you meet this challenge head-on? How do you instill a process that works? The books on this list are exactly where you need to begin. We scoured the internet, followed up on Amazon and Goodreads, and collected the most often mentioned, highly-rated, and most popular books on sales. The list contains some of the best sales books ever written, sales training books, sales management books, as well as the best books on sales skills and techniques.

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Podcast 29: Growing an Online Training Business – With the Co-Founder of DataCamp

Talented Learning

Martijn’s story is instructive for multiple reasons: He knows first-hand what it takes to grow a successful online training business. He works on the frontlines of the skills gap, helping individuals and employers prepare to compete in an increasingly data-driven economy. At DataCamp, those factors include a scalable business model, a smart technology strategy, high-quality instruction and customer feedback loops that drive continuous improvement.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/14/2010 Free e-Learning books Since I am a great fun of open source software ( Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning , Free and Open Source Web Conferencing Tools for e-Learning ) and active member of online communities I created the following list with free e-Learning books. => You can read the full text of the book here for free.

Close the Coaching Gap

CLO Magazine

Not even the executive suite is safe from the changes sweeping business today. Business savvy has been taken to new heights. It is a strategic process that helps organizations attract and retain great leaders, enables executive teams to improve leadership and team performance, and supports senior executives responsible for making crucial business decisions and achieving outcomes. Executive coaching has the potential to close that gap.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! Live session with Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! How do we use new and emerging technologies in the learning space? Point of today’s conversation: talking training, design and development if a marketing person were doing it. What are they doing that’s different?

The 7 principles of fierce conversations every leader should know

Matrix

For everybody not in show business, the communication gaps and misunderstandings are sources of grief and frustration. At a first glance, it seems like a nonsensical thing to do. The limbic brain, however, does not have the capacity for language, so most of the time when we do or don’t do something we can’t really explain our reasons and resort to „it’s just a gut feeling”. Let silence do the heavy lifting.

Everything Gets Easier When You Know Who Your Ideal Client Is with Agency Operator and Podcaster Jason Resnick

LifterLMS

Learn how everything gets easier when you know who your ideal client is with agency operator and podcaster Jason Resnick in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Chris Badgett: So let’s start with how do you define the ideal customer?

Re-imagining the Book

Jay Cross

Several months ago I decided to write a book about working smarter for managers and executives. I thought I’d be able to do this by changing the voice of the Fieldbook. A friend of mine who has published numerous books sent the Fieldbook to his editor, a PhD English grad in India. The book remained choppy, disjointed, and repetitive. These pages document the progress of my thinking about the book. And it ends up not being a book at all. Background.

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The CoLab Podcast Ep. 3: Empathy & business growth with Elliot Begoun

Coassemble

Today we’re going to talk about how Elliot and TIG Brands use empathy to guide their customers, drive business growth, and what role online training played in 2020 plans. First of all, you know, brands, the way consumers interact with brands is emotional. G’day Mates!

The CoLab Podcast Ep. 3: Empathy & business growth with Elliot Begoun

Coassemble

Today we’re going to talk about how Elliot and TIG Brands use empathy to guide their customers, drive business growth, and what role online training played in 2020 plans. First of all, you know, brands, the way consumers interact with brands is emotional. G’day Mates!

The New Age of Business Success: Will Unicorns Survive?

mLevel

How Culture Can Make or Break a Business, The Gap in Unicorn Companies, and The Evolution of Corporate Training. From a business perspective though, there is nothing funny or accidental about their success. What I recall most about the case studies, business failures and successes that Joe taught from Harvard Business Review were the behind-the-scenes cultural elements that ultimately contributed to business failures. The Gap in Unicorn Companies.

Why businesses need an internal career marketplace for skills, ASAP

CLO Magazine

I was all set to look outside my department, and perhaps outside the company, since our PR team had plenty to do already. But I had someone on my team with the necessary skills — I just didn’t know it. She knew how to do exactly what I needed.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 Describing What You Do: Instructional Design Youre at a playground and you start talking to the mom sitting on the bench next to you. Eventually, she asks you what you do for work. What do you say? This was me yesterday: Playground Mom: So, what do you do? Ellen Wagner says, " I Ds help transform intangible information assets into things of great business or epistemological value." How do you explain yourself?

Online Courses Are Golden: Can an LMS Help Your Business Cash In?

Talented Learning

Do you sell learning content online ? And if you already offer online courses, you’re probably looking for ways to expand this line of business. Not surprisingly, with such a diverse spectrum of business opportunities, and with so much ongoing digital innovation, support for commercial training content providers is the most rapidly evolving segment in the learning technology space. Support for selling physical products (books and other tangibles).

Learning Pathways: How to Fill Your Industry’s Skills Gap

WBT Systems

If you ever hiked up a mountain without the help of a trail, you know how frustrating and, sometimes, dangerous it can be. LinkedIn offers nearly 60 Learning Paths on their Lynda.com platform for hundreds of careers in design, IT, marketing, business, and more. These companies know that people need to acquire new skills to hold onto their existing jobs, move into new jobs, and enter new careers. No longer do they have to wonder, “Where do I begin?

Connect learning to the business: Learning objectives and action mapping

Challenge to Learn

I will present about: Supporting business objectives with better learning objectives. I do agree with the trend that wants to connect learning to the workplace. In order to keep eLearning relevant we need to create better courses, we need to connect these courses to the business goals and we need to prove our added value to the business. When you are talking about connecting learning to business goals, you are talking about Cathy Moore’s Action Mapping.

BLOG: Where do businesses find their LMS content?

Unicorn Training

From knowing the industry that stat probably isn't a huge surprise. From talking to clients about our SkillsServe online learning and development platform, we know the demand for comprehensive blended learning experiences is greater than ever. Things like e-book readers, digital newspapers and examining bodies will start implementing TinCan, bringing even greater potential to incorporating varied third-party content.

Managers: How To Know When You Need to Add Training

Mindflash

High-society events aren’t my scene but when an opportunity came up recently to mingle with a group of independent business owners over free wine and hors d’œuvres, I couldn’t pass up the chance to build my personal learning network (and enjoy a free lunch). Her business was facing a perfect storm of serious challenges, including: High employee turnover. Recognize what training CAN’T do. It should be no different for a wounded business.

Comic Books and eLearning: Lessons from Scott McCloud’s “Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art”

Convergence Training

In an earlier blog post, we took a quick introductory look at some connections between comic books and eLearning. And in that article, we promised to follow up with a second article that focuses on the classic book Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud. And we also promised that the second article would focus on some lessons from comic book design that we can apply to the design of eLearning other forms of learning. Will it be a book? A comic book?”

Wisdom 2.0: Mindfulness and business

Jay Cross

I am interested in the interaction of mindfulness and business. How do we bridge the gap between mindfulness and business? He then assembled a team that included mindfulness teachers, business executives and scientists. Mindfulness in Business. Clarity and insight to know what to do. Beautiful intentions (do no harm, ahimsa). Business at its best is about helping people. Does mindfulness have a place in business?

How to Build a Recurring Revenue WaaS Business with Healer, Course Creator, and WordPress Power User Sally Crewe

LifterLMS

Learn how to build a recurring revenue WaaS business with healer, course creator, and WordPress power user Sally Crewe in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. What we do is we basically create websites for people, but we don’t start from scratch.

11 Must Read Books for E-learning Professionals

CommLab India

“Always do more than is required of you.” To make this pursuit a little easy, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 books in the field of e-learning for you. This book provides a brief overview of things involved in designing great learning experiences. It helps you: Identify the gaps of learners i.e., where they are and where they need to be. This book explores gamification in detail. This book covers the various aspects of a facilitator’s role.

7 Signs That You Need An LMS For Your Business

LearnUpon

Is your business ramping up its training efforts? Quick to setup and built to streamline your business’s training, it could be a savvy move that impacts your business’s bottom line. They also come with a number of sophisticated features that can make eLearning particularly effective for your business. Do I have to train remote learners? Do I have multiple groups of users to train? A growing business has different groups they need to train.

What is Learning Agility and why organizations should design their business around it?

Disprz

The acronym, which was initially designed to describe the Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous landscapes in which today’s soldiers must learn to adapt and operate, has become trendy even in corporate circles, as businesses compete in an environment characterized by constant, rapid, and unpredictable evolution. VUCA is the new business reality, and we all have to live with it. To put it rather simply, learning agility is knowing what to do when you don’t know what to do.

4 Simple Steps That Boost Workforce Performance

Avilar

However, many organizations find it challenging to move from inspiration to implementation, especially small businesses or those with fewer than 1,000 employees. A great place to start is with a competency model followed by gaining an understanding of what employees know and what they don’t know. A “competency model” defines the skills and levels of proficiency in those skills that an employee needs to possess to do a particular job effectively.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Women, Gaming & the Guild Master Ceiling

Learning Visions

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 Women, Gaming & the Guild Master Ceiling This post is an addendum to my first review of Karl Kapps book, Gadgets, Games, and Gizmos for Learning. A basic premise of the book is that gamers are on their way into the workplace and will be changing how we do business. I think there may be a difference in whether girls identify themselves as gamers or not, even if they do play games. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

What does corporate social responsibility look like in a post-pandemic era?

CLO Magazine

In our new book, “Share: How Organizations Can Thrive in an Age of Networked Knowledge, Power & Relationships,” we talk about how the Fourth Industrial Revolution has also spurred a sharpened real-time focus on the distribution of assets and human capital across the world. In order to do that, organizational practice has to change. In the knowledge economy, what you know how to do will determine whether you design or operate a machine — or work for a machine.

How Do We Get Employees To Adopt Technology For Learning?

looop

The real learning occurs in the act of applying the new knowledge or know-how and the immediate feedback (did it go well or did it not?!). They are likely to have trusted their online publishers and blogs, as well as social media, to keep up-to-date, and good old (audio / e-) books. And therefore, there are no performance or capability gaps for L&D to fill, right? What do you mean: No, No, No and No? So, how do they get employees to adopt technology for learning?

How To Add A Live Event To Your Mostly Online Education Business Mix With Mike Morrison From The Membership Guys

LifterLMS

Learn about how to add a live event to your mostly online education business mix with Mike Morrison from The Membership Guys in this episode of LMScast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. His business partner Callie Willows also does a podcast called Behind the Membership , so be sure to check that out as well. You do such a better job of it than I do. What do you do? What is this whole Membership Guys thing,” what do you say? You know what?

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What is Just-in Time Training (and the Best Practices to Adopt it for your Business)

eFront

Classes had to be scheduled in advance so learners will know when and where the session will be. Mobile apps can now book transportation with just a button press. This approach works best with learners who do not have much time to spend in front of a computer. What is needed to adopt Just in Time Training to the business? Just-in-time learning doesn’t automatically apply to any business. JIT training , would require a lot of support and effort from the business.

Know All about The Players in the E-learning Outsourcing Process

CommLab India

Working together becomes smooth when both parties know their individual roles and responsibilities better. Once they clearly know what they are supposed to do and expect from each other, the process becomes streamlined. Stakeholders are the owners of the business requirement. They may not be e-learning experts, but wish to use e-learning to achieve their business goals. In an effort to fulfill each role, they may not do justice to all functions.

Discussing the ASTD Handbook, eLearning, and Published Expertise with Elaine Biech

Web Courseworks

Call me old fashioned, but I do still see the value in a thoughtfully constructed book curated by a trusted source and filled with vetted content from a wide variety of industry experts. In many ways, this handbook successfully bridges the gap between the print and digital world. Jon Aleckson (JA): The ASTD Handbook is quite the reference book for the training and development industry. It has become a part of what we do—not something unique and special.

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How Education Entrepreneurs Can Transcend a Crazy Busy Lifestyle with Executive Career and Mindset Coach Elizabeth Pearson

LifterLMS

Learn how education entrepreneurs can transcend a crazy busy lifestyle with executive career and mindset coach Elizabeth Pearson in this episode of the LMScast podcast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Elizabeth works as a speaker, success coach, and author of the forthcoming book I’m Too Busy, and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves That Keep Us Stuck. In 2016 Elizabeth launched her coaching business part-time while leading a skincare company as a C-level executive.

Inclusion and the New Workplace: A Conversation with Author Jennifer Brown

Chronus

She is a passionate social equality advocate committed to helping leaders foster healthier and therefore more productive workplaces, ultimately driving innovation and business results. Often, we don’t know that these are biased decisions until they’re brought to our attention, which can perpetuate inequality in a company. On the flipside, the person experiencing discrimination is left feeling confused and powerless to do anything. How do we attract and keep that diversity?