The L&D Function

How to Find the Right External Partner for Legacy Content Conversion on a Tight Timeframe

How to Find the Right Online Learning Partner

Legacy content has served your organization well in the past. But now it’s time to turn those outdated online training resources into modern L&D marvels. How do you choose the right external eLearning partner for the task, especially if you’re racing the clock? Founder of The eLearning Industry’s Network, Christoper Pappas shares his thoughts in …

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How to Find the Right Online Learning Partner

9 Tips for a Productive Organization from the CIA

Invert, always invert

Instead of asking how to create a productive organization, ask how not to do it. Then avoid what causes the opposite of what you want to achieve. This approach to solving problems came from Carl Jacobi. Jacobi was the first Jewish mathematician to be appointed professor at a German university.  He is also known for teaching his research students …

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Invert, always invert

Custom Learning Experiences: The Indisputable Benefits

Your company is unique, your custom learning experience should be too

Imagine if your job involved training employees to make split-second decisions that literally mean life or death. This is where the director of talent management at Air Methods found herself. The company, based in Colorado, trains pilots to operate medical response helicopters. Understandably, Air Methods did not want to adopt a “one size fits all” …

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Your company is unique, your custom learning experience should be too

What’s Up With L&D (How Corporate Training Solutions Can Help)

Corporate training mistakes lead to empty auditoriums

Training your corporate workforce is one of the most critical investments you’ll make to grow your business. From online learning guides to in-person training meetings, if you’re training programs aren’t effective, you can lose money on ineffective employees who don’t help your business succeed. You hired smart, capable people because you believed they are the best fits for …

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Training Is the Highest Leverage Thing You Can Do

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, of course, is the idea that the value of your actions can be multiplied thousands of times over. For …

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Training is the highest leverage thing you can do

Why Embedding Corporate Culture in Training Is So Important

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 – our practice of deconstructing everything we’ve learned about a topic in …

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Why embedding corporate culture in training is so important

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