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My top 3 takeaways from Degreed LENS 2019

I was in Austin recently for the Degreed LENS conference. It’s now officially the only learning conference I go to every year, for two reasons: 1)  It’s small (i.e. intimate). 2)  It attracts outstanding learning leaders.  Because…
Learning and Development
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Training is the highest leverage thing you can do

Reading Andy Grove’s book High Output Management (great summary here), I came across some excellent thoughts on training, and especially his point that training is one of the highest leverage activities a manager can perform.  Leverage,…
Positive Energy

How to channel your energy for positive outcomes

I waited nervously as we went around the room to introduce ourselves. We were sitting around a large conference table. A room full of founders, CEOs, entrepreneurs. High achievers. I don’t know why I was nervous. I am the founder of two companies.…
Boy and Girl Learning
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How do I teach my people this?

As the owner of a business creating learning events for individuals and companies, I’m often asked, “How do I teach my people (employees/customers) this topic?” If you’re responsible for the education of others you need to be thinking…
Corporate Culture
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Why embedding corporate culture in training is so important

To win the hearts and minds of your people is to mobilize your greatest asset, which can help you overcome other competitive disadvantages you may have.  In a previous post I shared a crucial step in the Design phase of our learning methodology…