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wjryan

Principal Consultant at Ryan Consulting, LLC. Please visit www.williamjryan.com
wjryan has written 61 posts for Monday Morning Musings

Develop your talent pipeline: Start from the inside out!

How does your organization hire new people?  Post a job description online, have recruiters sift and search, interview until they find someone?  How is that working out?  And how long do those new hires stay?  There is a faster, more focused way to fill your talent pipeline and it begins with Human Resources, Learning & … Continue reading

Leadership – you know it when you see it

I am watching and listening to many different high school choir groups and ensemble’s in a regional county competition attending as a proud parent.  During the various sets I have observed different leaders stepping forward.  Of course, there is the director, he or she is providing guidance, pacing, and leading from the heart and mind.  … Continue reading

Knowledge Economy or Performance Economy? The shift is on…

The Get Fit for Tomorrow’s Work + Learn Economy convening brought together 100+ leaders from business, industry, government, and education to focus on developing foresight needed to support the working learner.  As the discussion progressed the point returned to several key items: The gig economy is growing and composed of multi-generational groups, the workplace is … Continue reading

The learning is still here, just everywhere.

At the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) people from around the world had the chance to look and explore thousands of tools that will be used at work, in homes, while in transit.  More than the Internet of Things (IoT) these technological wonders are being brought to market in a seamless manner to the end … Continue reading

Broaden & Build your (learning) way to success

Learning must impact the bottom line, consider that “80% of CEOs surveyed say their top strategy to enable digital transformation is to reskill current employees” (CLO Insight Summit, September2017).  Employers are not finding a talent pool filled with qualified applicants and learning can step up and meet this need to grow a changing and evolving … Continue reading

Leadership & Learning: A Strategic Combination

You are a leader, you are invested in your organization’s success, growth, and stability.  You understand what an ABC analysis is, how to read a balance sheet, and can nod your head when P/E Ratio equations are discussed (more fun terms here). But if you are looking to have an impact on the bottom line … Continue reading

Why should a learning strategy focus on competencies?

Typically learning strategies link learning options ranging from training and professional development to the enterprise-wide business goals and objectives.  A common mistake is to focus these learning options on employees first.  It sounds counter-intuitive but the beginning steps should be on defining the organizational competencies before defining a learning strategy.  A core competency is something … Continue reading

It took a dance for me to see..

You should know I am writing a book framed by the many blog posts I have written about learning, strategy, design, and improving human performance.  About 3 months ago I suddenly couldn’t write a thing.  I found myself using the time to develop project proposals, try new marketing ideas and efforts, and other “stuff” that … Continue reading

Let’s focus on the WIIFM…

So what comes first, employees go learn or employers invest in learning?  Many organizations offer tuition reimbursement but did you know that recent research found that only an “average 51% of financial benefits offered to employees is utilized annually”?  What struck me was the different perspectives on why current workers are not willing to upskill … Continue reading

Curation is a learning service (we should use!)

Why would learning professionals talk about something that museums do?  Because curation is a process learning & development professionals should be using to support their business partners using a targeted, specific method.  Like instructional design, curation is a systematic process of gathering content that is relevant to a particular topic area or business segment.  More … Continue reading

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