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. When it comes to hard conversations, however, practical information gets scarce. The 7 principles of fierce conversations. At a first glance, it seems like a nonsensical thing to do. Come out from behind yourself, into the conversation, and make it real. A difficult conversation requires true presence. Let silence do the heavy lifting.

How to Avoid and Mitigate Skills Gaps

KnowledgeAnywhere

matter what industry you’re in, you’re bound to face the challenge of a skills gap at some point. A skills gap is when a gap exists between the skills of a team member and the skills required for their position. So how do you, as an organization, mitigate this?

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Bridge the eLearning Gap with Effective Feedback

360 Training

Envision yourself taking highly effective professional development training which contributes profoundly to your career. Here are a few tips to help you fill in learning gaps and maximize learning transfer by writing effective feedback for your elearning courses. Keep in mind that assessments can be effective tools to support learning, not just measure it. This can leave gaps in their knowledge that may negatively impact their performance on the final exam.

A Conversation with Steven Just

Kapp Notes

Here is part of our conversation. I remember the conversation I had with my first thesis advisor. When I told him what I wanted to do for my research project he kind of looked at me like he didn’t know how to process what I was saying and then pretty much said: “No you can’t do that. Each technological innovation has permitted us to do so much more to advance the state of the instructional art. Testing effect.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

PA G E 7 2 Know your. design project you know that it can feel like there. outcome with the most effective and efficient set. effective learning solution or curriculum. specifies the most effective and. So where do most curriculum programs fall short? doing?

Conversation on Conversations

Tony Karrer

Through blog comments and blog posts, an interesting conversation is emerging around – Conversations as Part of Concept Work. It somewhat started with my post Reduce Searching Start Talking where I suggest that there are points in our concept work where we need to be ready to move from search to conversation. Ken Allan really somewhat crystallizes it as a question of " Knowing WHEN to switch ?"

A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel

mLevel

We discussed the evolution of the mLevel game-based learning platform and how it has helped a number of companies increase the effectiveness of learning in their organizations. Now here are the highlights from our conversation. First, the platform: mLevel’s purpose is to measurably increase the engagement, effectiveness and retention of our client’s workforce learning programs, while reducing the time to create and deploy those programs – often by as much as 80%.

Do You Know How to Create an Actionable Learning Strategy?

CLO Magazine

For another, when they do review and/or develop learning strategies, those strategies don’t always mesh well with business priorities. Failure to relate effectively with stakeholders: Learning leaders communicate using learning-centric terminology such as learning objectives, instructional modalities and course completions, instead of business terms. Further, CLOs need to know how learning drives business-centric concerns like revenue and market penetration.

How Do Associations Drive Lifelong Learning? It Depends

Talented Learning

As my conversation with Kevin and Jake unfolded, similarities and differences quickly surfaced. Do a stellar job of educating their members, and. We provide education and credentials that help community association professionals advance their careers, increase their earning potential and manage communities effectively. However, because our portfolio has grown organically, we know there are gaps. What are their peers doing?

Creating an environment for effective learning measurement

CLO Magazine

In relative terms, the progression is simple: The learner does research (in consultation with mentors) and decides on the credential that fits with their career aspirations, fills any minimum requirement gaps, registers for the exam, studies a prescribed curriculum and passes the test.

This Time, It’s Personal: Effective Upskilling Focuses on the Individual

Degreed

Every executive knows that skills can make or break their business. CEOs struggling with the skills gap are worried about missed market opportunities, rising talent costs, stunted growth, and a lack of innovation. Many people don’t know the difference between competencies and skills.

A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel

Kapp Notes

We discussed the evolution of the mLevel game-based learning platform and how it has helped a number of companies increase the effectiveness of learning in their organizations. Now here are the highlights from our conversation. First, the platform: mLevel’s purpose is to measurably increase the engagement, effectiveness and retention of our client’s workforce learning programs, while reducing the time to create and deploy those programs – often by as much as 80%.

MOOCs for Organisational Learning – Conversation with Kevin Werbach – Wharton School

Learning Cafe

Kevin is a leader in the emerging field of gamification, and was named Wharton’s first Iron Prof for his presentation, “ All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in World of Warcraft.” Kevin: I knew that doing a MOOC would involve a lot of work. I had taught experimental material so some of the time involved was learning about how to put together an effective MOOC and some of it was developing a new kind of course from scratch. Exactly how it’s going to work, I don’t know.

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?

Guest Blog: How to Bridge the Gap Between Classroom and Remote Training

Cloudshare

It certainly differs from teaching in person, and if we’re honest, it can be difficult as you’re missing interpersonal elements that let you help a class and train people effectively. I thought I’d share some approaches I have used to bridge the gap between the classroom and online delivery. One of the biggest things you can do to improve the virtual training experience is to ensure people turn their video on.

MOOCs for Organisational Learning – Conversation with Kevin Werbach – Wharton School

Learning Cafe

Kevin is a leader in the emerging field of gamification, and was named Wharton’s first Iron Prof for his presentation, “ All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in World of Warcraft.” Kevin: I knew that doing a MOOC would involve a lot of work. I had taught experimental material so some of the time involved was learning about how to put together an effective MOOC and some of it was developing a new kind of course from scratch. Exactly how it’s going to work, I don’t know.

What L&D professionals need to know about outsourcing training

Matrix

Delivering good-quality training has become more of a challenge than it used to be and L&D departments are being asked to do more with limited resources. While the challenge itself is real, there are things that, when taken into consideration, can smooth the way towards an effective outsourcing strategy. This way of doing things will provide a much needed flexibility and the necessary control for calculating the ROI of training. Organizations have long gone global.

Why Is It Important to Know What Learners are Thinking and Feeling?

Innovative Learning Group

In particular, we’d both noticed how often the word “empathy” had come up in client conversations, and in industry articles, blogs, and podcasts. It goes beyond bridging the gap from current to future state. The map asks us to interview actual target audience members to find out not only about pain points, gaps, and goals but also what they’re doing, seeing, saying, hearing, and most importantly, what they’re thinking and feeling.

Top 5 Benefits of eBook Authoring Tools Every Publisher Must Know!

Kitaboo

eBook authoring tools have made it possible to bridge the gap between creating content and creating an interactive, engaging, and visually appealing content. Why do you need an authoring tool? eBook authoring tools can effectively and efficiently help you deliver just that!

How to Measure the Effectiveness of Soft Skills

KnowledgeCity

The opposite of soft skills are technical skills, for example, knowing the ins and outs of Microsoft Office or coding. However, recent conversations about work-related skill sets are starting to acknowledge that soft skills are just as important as hard skills — and can be transferable between jobs. Workstyle: Do they show a natural predisposition for an organized and efficient work style? Do they naturally influence others? What skills do you notice them using most?

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. We’re going to be having a conversation today around the ideal client.

Don’t Frustrate Users With Gaps in Your Product Experience

General Assembly

Users interact with a product through many different channels and modes of communication, and bridging the gaps between them is essential to your product’s success. Encountering any gaps in the product-experience loop is frustrating to the user and these points of friction jeopardize your businesses. I call these gaps mode-shift friction. For example, the team optimizing for the conversion funnel may not have connected with the team optimizing the onboarding flow.

Bridging the Gap: Addressing Barriers to Women in Leadership

Everwise

Borges noted that women statistically receive more vague feedback (if they get any feedback at all), and this makes it hard to know what to continue, what to change, and how to change it. EverwiseWomen has found the most effective approach is to come at the issue from two directions. When there are no female leaders in an organization, this sends a message to women that they do not fit as a leader in that enterprise. How can a company develop an effective D&I strategy?

Teacher Appreciation Week – A Conversation with Chris Badgett on the World of Online and Offline Education Honoring Teachers

LifterLMS

In this week’s LMScast Ali Mathis of the LifterLMS team discusses teacher appreciation week – a conversation with Chris Badgett on the world of online and offline education honoring teachers. In this episode Ali and Chris have a conversation about teachers and how important they are. With Chris’s experience with survival in the outdoors, he can relate to the immediate feedback you get when you do something incorrectly that can literally cost you your life.

What is Competency Management and Why Do You Need It?

Avilar

After years of seeing business transformation sparked by improved, intentional management of employees’ skills and talent, we can be (too) quick to jump right into conversations about how to do competency management and what to do next. But recent conversations with leaders who are new to competency management remind us that it can be helpful to take a step back. How do you get the most from your competency initiative?

How to Build and Execute an Effective Coaching Program

KnowledgeAnywhere

With all of the training and development tools out there, it is easy to forget that one of the most effective tools we have is the ability to coach. There is also a positive effect on current employees, helping to show investment in their continued professional development. This article will outline: How coaching increases the effectiveness of online training. How to build an effective coaching program. How Coaching Increases The Effectiveness Of Online Training.

5 Tips for More Effective Sales Coaching

Zunos

With performance based compensation being one of the top motivators for salespeople, it is important to make sure that your sales team is knowledgeable and effective enough to meet their targeted quotas. Here are a few questions to consider that will help you get started: Do they know who your target customers are and their common pain points? Do they have a solid understanding of the products and services you offer? Do they know what your competitors’ strengths are?

K-12 Education Made More Effective Through Robotics And AI

Hurix Digital

AI or Artificial intelligence – the ability of a computer program to do human tasks such as thinking and learning – is transforming the concept of both K-12 learning and higher education alike. Need to know more about our Products & Services ?

7 Habits of Highly Effective Instructional Designers

Integrated Learnings

Stephen Covey is a well-known organizational consultant, perhaps especially well known for his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The idea is that knowing what you want in life allows you to act in ways that help you realize your goals. This is what we should do as instructional designers as well. Our objectives, and all development work that follows, should directly help to close that gap. What do you think? By Shelley A. Gable.

The Ins and Outs of Effective Management

Everwise

The conversation ranged from managing teams to the challenges of both high- and low-performing direct reports. Thanks to the following mentors for providing their insights to the challenges the community brought to the conversation: Don Fuss , Director of Marketing and Sales, PwC. In Velasquez’s opinion, “delegation is not an all-or-nothing affair, delegation is not just a matter of telling someone else what to do.” Sign up to explore more of this conversation.

How to Effectively Shift to Online Teaching: The Ultimate Guide

TechSmith Camtasia

Do you feel like you don’t have the time to learn online learning best practices? Do you struggle to connect with your students in this new, fully-online environment? Do your online classes feel more transactional than conversational? If you need to instruct, support, and teach students online, but struggle to do it in an authentic and personal way, then this guide is for you. You were able to easily measure your content’s effectiveness and student performance.

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What You Need To Know About Corporate Gamification of Learning

eLearningMind

The word “gamification” has received a lot of hype over the last few years, and as designers and developers we continue seeing the term misused and misunderstood in the media and in conversation. Businesses face a consistent struggle to engage and motivate people, whether it’s their own staff, or the target audience they are looking to serve, and seek an effective solution to this potential barrier. How do I know if Corporate Gamification is right?

9 Ways to Create Highly Effective Learning Videos

Hurix Digital

Yet L&D pros are challenged with limited budgets, small teams, and a gap in demonstrating return on investment (ROI). Another report by CGS revealed that video-based learning is one of the top methods for effective learning. To change that situation, here’s what you can do. Thankfully, video-based learning is an effective medium to encourage employee growth and learning. Of course, all of your employees know how your product or service works.

Role of L&D in Creating Effective Sales Enablement Strategies

Kea

Sales enablement technologies” is the current buzzword, signifying the urgency for sales effectiveness. . In short, everything the team needs to know to drive customer decisions. So, how can 2-3 classroom training sessions, held sporadically, enable sales teams to become effective revenue drivers? Sales enablement technologies rely on effective content deployment. One of its major roles is to fill in the gaps between sales and marketing content strategies. .

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This Week on #TalkTech: The Quantitative-Qualitative Divide, Making Training More Effective, and Skeuomorphic Design

Bottom-Line Performance

Not much will change format-wise… we’ll still publish the weekly post here and the topics will still be tweeted by @BLPIndy , but a guest curator (besides yours truly) will pick the topics and be ready to lead the conversation during the chat. If you are interested in being a guest curator for TalkTech, let me know! How do you view the “problematic” divide between quantitative and qualitative learning? ” Do you feel there is such a divide?

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Before You Convert ILT to eLearning Do These 6 Things

Cinecraft

Creating quick and effective online training from your classroom content has lots of pitfalls. ” So follow these 6 steps for a smooth conversion process. How can your company take advantage of this unique opportunity quickly, yet effectively? Are there gaps in performance that have been identified? What do people struggle with in class? Which parts do the learners like best? Keep what a learner must know and remove what is good to know.

The 4 Keys to Credibility

CLO Magazine

Credibility is the foundation of any effective leadership style. To lead effectively we have to meet the standards of others. If we can’t do the easy things that are bright-lined in our job description, found on our employee evaluation or communicated directly to us by either a manager or a peer, it’s nearly impossible for us to be credible. Narrow Your Say-Do Gap. To be credible, we have to manage our “say-do gap,” the space between our words and actions.