Day 31: Do your managers provide the opportunity for learning?

“We all know the adage that people don’t leave bad companies, they leave toxic or incompetent leaders. So for companies to succeed, building effective leaders needs to be a top priority. The command and control style of leadership that was prevalent in the past is no longer relevant. Today, relationships are the currency of business […]

Day 30: Do you run a work book club?

“Looking for an easy way to share information and develop employees at work? Form an employee book club … in which a group of employees voluntarily read the same book. Combine the book reading with a regularly scheduled discussion meeting to double the impact of the book. Ask one employee to lead the discussion about […]

Day 29: Are you enabling self-development?

“Personal development is a vital part of an individual’s growth and progression. By allowing you to explore key areas of self-improvement, you’re more likely to feel fulfilled in your personal life – and it could even benefit you from a professional perspective.” Amber Rolfe explains the 5 benefits of personal self-development You’ll figure out what […]

Day 28: Are you supporting informal learning at work?

Andries de Grip (Maastricht University, the Netherlands, and IZA, Germany) reports in the paper, The importance of informal learning at work, how on-the-job learning is more important for workers’ human capital development than formal training.  Here is the elevator pitch: “Although early human capital theory recognized the relevance of workers’ experience, its focus was on education and formal […]

Day 27: Is training the answer?

“No matter what the problem, we can sometimes be found guilty of assuming training is the solution. But by asking one simple question we can  determine whether training is the answer or if, as is more likely, another approach is needed.” In Why training is often not the right solution (27 January 2020) Ina Weinbauer-Heidel explains “To decide […]

Day 26: Are your training efforts effective?

In Where Companies Go Wrong with Learning and Development (2 October 2019) Steve Glaveski writes “Organizations spent $359 billion globally on training in 2016, but was it worth it? Not when you consider the following: 75% of 1,500 managers surveyed from across 50 organizations were dissatisfied with their company’s Learning & Development (L&D) function; 70% of […]

Day 25: Host a great virtual company conference

“Let’s be honest. At the best of times, business conferences can be a little … dull. But now that conferences have gone virtual, the risk of boring people to tears is very real. But the reality is virtual conferences and events are going to be a big part of our future, definitely in the short […]

Day 24: Be a good content curator

Day Be a good content curator

Be a good content curator. What does that mean? What does a good content curator look like? Robin Good has some answers: “I am frequently asked if there are good examples of great content curators out there. There are probably tens of thousands of them. But the problem is that it is not easy to […]

Day 23: Help people get more from podcasts

In 8 Tips I use to More Effectively Learn from Podcasts, Curtis Stonier writes “I recently wrote 20+ Podcasts Product Managers should Listen to. After writing it, I realised that how I listen to podcasts has changed over the last few years. I’ve developed an approach to try and get more from the amazing content available. […]

Day 22: Run virtual workshops

“The global pandemic has left event organizers, community builders, and human resources no choice but to bring their events and workshops online. But without the perks of physical experiences and real, in-person communication, the big question is: can you make this virtual event as effective or interesting as an offline one? The answer is yes. […]