Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

I’ve worked in the field of Learning and Development (L&D) now for nearly two decades. I’ve been fortunate to have seen and work through some pretty big changes in approaches to workplace learning. Based on a work at tom.spiglanin.com.

Online Learning Trends That You Can’t Ignore

Gyrus

Today’s tech-savvy, social and mobile learners are no longer interested in traditional classroom training and demand learning techniques that blends best with their current working style and outlook.

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Informal learning: Why it matters to a business

ProProfs

The emergence of social media challenged businesses to optimize performance in many areas but what they should certainly be given credit for is making companies dependent on this viable medium beyond what they could have ever imagined.

The Future of Work: As Gartner Sees It

Upside Learning

Earlier today, I stumbled on this bit of research on the Gartner site; while it dates back to August there’s some interesting speculation about the Future of Work. People will swarm more often and work solo less. They’ll work with others with whom they have few links, and teams will include people outside the control of the organization,”. “In Gartner points out that the world of work will probably witness ten major changes in the next ten years. Work swarms.

Generations at War

CLO Magazine

While it is helpful for leaders to identify their own work style and values, they should also understand the priorities of those they manage, and understand that younger workers show respect for core values as much as any other generation. Walter Thompson conducted a study on millennials and found them to be a generation brimming with adult-like respect for American institutions, family values and work ethics, despite a few quirks.

Are You Developing Global Leaders?

CLO Magazine

Effective global leadership takes strong leadership skills to the next level, said Goujon, who has worked with and managed teams in different parts of the world for much of his life.

Highlights From Day Two of the Spring 2011 Chief Learning Officer Magazine Symposium

CLO Magazine

As Chick-fil-a continues to rank up generation of leaders with integrity of heart and skillful hands, it asks its emerging leaders to ask themselves what they’re supposed to do as a leader and follow these five competencies: • See the future. • Engage and develop others. • Reinvent continuously. • Value results and relationships. • Embody the value. to be competitive with other countries, we have to bring our whole selves to work and embrace our differences.

Who’s Leading Innovation?

CLO Magazine

This is of particular concern as some things leaders must do fall beyond, and may conflict with, their normal work styles. Leaders are critical to create and sustain an innovation culture, but new research suggests they also might be the weakest link.

How to Retrain for a Second Career

CLO Magazine

When factored into learning design, understanding employees’ personalities and what motivates them at work can make it easier to retrain an individual. Researcher Wayne Cascio of the University of Colorado Denver, for example, won a 2010 Losey Award for his work indicating that unforeseen fallout from downsizing frequently produces negative financial returns. Those working in a capacity exhibiting their natural talents often describe loving what they do.