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What’s the future for L&D? E-mail

What’s the future for L&D?


The following article was published in Inside Learning Technologies [2010]. 

L&D within a business context is close to extinction.  I personally believe that unless we radically change our approaches then L&D will cease to add value within organisations and I honestly believe we’re close to that point now.

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Let’s kill the Babel fish! E-mail

Let’s kill the Babel fish!

The following article was published in Inside Learning Technologies [2010].  In 2006 I wrote an article for Inside Learning Technologies entitled “Talking the Talk of Business” which for whatever reasons seems to have fallen on deaf ears!  Maybe the industry doesn’t want to listen or maybe the industry just doesn’t want to make the change to the language of business – or maybe it’s incapable of making the change – for now.  Want to know more, then read on!


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Aligning L&D with your business - the simple way E-mail

Aligning L&D with your business - the simple way

The following article was published in Inside Learning Technologies [2010].  The UK economy generates £1.84 trillion in GDP.  Without businesses we have no economy.  As one economist remarked “We can't survive by cutting each other's hair.”  And yet when 100 companies were asked about their L&D departments, only 18% felt they were operationally aligned with the business.  Want to know more, then read on!


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Knowing what’s important, and getting what you want – communication with CEOs E-mail

Knowing what’s important, and getting what you want – communication with CEOs

 

The following article was published in Inside Learning Technologies [2006].  Have you ever  presented the work of your department to your CEO or other senior managers as part of a critical budget assessment?  You know that if you do well you’ll get the budget approval you need for the forthcoming year.  If not, you’ll be chasing a reducing budget and be forever trying to re-establish your credibility in the face of your senior managers.  Want to know what wors, then read on!

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Increasing the effectiveness of your department - ten strategies for success E-mail

Increasing the effectiveness of your department - ten strategies for success


The following article was published in Inside Learning Technologies [2005]. Here we take a look at a number of strategies you can adopt to increase the effectiveness of your department.  In this article we look at ten  strategies that every manager can adopt, each of which will increase the effectiveness of your department.


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Be a leader, not a follower E-mail

Be a leader, not a follower

 

 

The following article was published in Inside Learning Technologies [2005].  Want to see fear in the eyes of a departmental manager?  Then ask them about their departmental strategy and business plan!  Whilst many managers are excellent at ensuring operational issues are handled well, they often look very nervous when the ‘strategy’ word is mentioned!  Want to know what to do, then read on!

 

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Making training your business E-mail

Making training your business


The following article was published in Inside Learning Technologies [2005] and looks at how Managers of Training and HR departments have often faced the internal dilemma; they know they draw resources from the organisation, but are often unsure of how to articulate the benefits they deliver.  This is not just about Return on Investment [ROI]; it is about the whole modus operandi of the department itself.


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Personal success strategies - how to choose a coach and mentor E-mail

Personal success strategies - how to choose a coach and mentor

 

The following article was published in Inside Learning Technologies [Winter2004] and is the second in a two part article which looks at how coaching and mentoring can assist you, and your organisation to reach its goals and explores some of the options in choosing a personal coach or mentor.



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Coping with change - how coaching and mentoring can assist E-mail

coping with change - how coaching and mentoring can assist



The following article was published in Inside Learning Technologies [Winter2004] and is the first in a two part article which looks at how coaching and mentoring can assist you, and your organisation to reach its goals.



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Running your department as a business - Part 2 E-mail

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The following article was published in Inside Learning Technologies [Winter2004] and is the second (and last) in a series of the way in which L&D profesionals can operate and run their department a though it was a commercial business.


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Running your department as a business - Part 1 E-mail

Running your department as a business



The following article was published in Inside Learning Technologies [Winter2003] and is the first of two articles showing a view of the way in which L&D profesionals can operate and run their department a though it was a commercial business.



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Future imperfect? The next stages in the development of e-learning E-mail

Future imperfect?  The next stages in the development of e-learning



The following article was published in Inside Learning Technologies [Winter2003] and is a view of how e-learning may evolve and some of the trends that we should look out for.  Even years later, many of the predictions still hold true - phew!



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Departmental strategy and business planning E-mail

Departmental strategy and business planning



The following article was published in Inside Learning Technologies [Winter2003] and is a view of how to approach the sometimes difficult issue of departmental strategy and business planning.



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Doing what’s right; and knowing how well it did E-mail

Doing what's right



The following article was published in Inside Learning Technologies [Autumn2002] and is an article explaing how as L&D professionals you can not only deliver good learning interventions but also measure the success to the organisation.




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Blended Learning E-mail

Blended Learning



The following article was published in Inside Learning Technologies [Summer 2002] and is a view of the benefits, pitfalls and issues surrounding the use and effectiveness of blended learning.




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