Day 75 of MWL Daily

In The sales skills essential for success (Built In, 19 Apr 2021) the writers sat down with the sales teams of 18 tech companies to discuss which sales skills are most valuable, which are the most unheralded and how they can best be developed and strengthened. For Mina Aghareza, the Sales Director of Big Health, the two most important […]

Day 74 of MWL Daily

In The Big Difference Between Lifelong Learners And Skill-Seekers (16 Apr 2021) Brandon Busteed writes “One of the most commonly used phrases in college and university mission statements is “lifelong learning.” It’s a term that is very popular as an aspirational goal in both higher education and across corporate learning. At the same time, phrases such as […]

Day 73 of MWL Daily

In Leaders, Is Your Learning Routine Working For You? (Forbes, 15 Apr 2021) Jyoti Khan writes “Throughout my career, I have led and managed my own learning. I set audacious goals and push myself toward them. My manager and the organization are there to support me, but the ownership lies with me. But what good is […]

Day 72 of MWL Daily

In Micro-videos; What are they? How to make them sticky? How to deliver? Good interface? How to make them? (Plan B, 14 Apr 2021) Donald Clark explains what micro-videos are .. “​Micro-videos are short videos. How short? Often very short, 15 seconds on TIKTOK up to 6 minutes or so at most There is no absolute […]

Day 71 of MWL Daily

The summary of The Surprising Power of Peer Coaching (HBR, 14 April 2021) is as follows “​The benefits of small-group coaching come from powerful learning interactions among leaders who aren’t on the same team but are roughly equal in experience and position, and the process can generate leadership development impacts that exceed what’s possible in one-on-one […]

Day 70 of MWL Daily

In How to own the room in your next Zoom meeting (Fast Company, 12 Apr 2021) Stephanie Vozza explains “​When you’re making a presentation or conducting a meeting in a conference room, it’s easy to tell when people are engaged and when they check out. If you’re open to them, body language clues can help you […]

Day 69 of MWL Daily

In the final part of the three-part feature in Training Journal, How to change the behaviour of your people: The end becomes the beginning, AstraZeneca’s Brian Murphy and The Creative Engagement Group’s Guy Champniss tell us how to move beyond the learning intervention and look to the long term. “​The great thing about applying behavioural science […]

Day 68 of MWL Daily

After a brief holiday we are back! In 7 Ways Managers Can Develop 20-Something Workers (SHRM, 6 Apr 2021) Brian O’Connell writes “​Talented workers, especially members of Generation Z, tend to lean heavily on their bosses for professional development, and their companies should relish that passion for growth and the opportunity for long-term business success … […]

Day 67 of MWL Daily

In the Introduction to Modern Training I explain what differentiates it from traditional training. It … “(a) addresses the perceived issues with classroom training and online learning (b) ensures that it is more reflective of the ways people prefer to learn, and (c) is integrated as much as possible in the workflow – rather than […]

Day 66 of MWL Daily

The article, How to Combat Virtual Meeting Fatigue (MIT Sloan Management Review, 30 Mar 2021) asks what exactly makes virtual meetings so draining, and what can leaders do to improve them. It concludes “There is no one-size-fits-all approach to reducing virtual meeting fatigue or to eliminating “bad” meetings. Be willing to adapt and grow. Experiment with different […]