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It’s not the ROI, ROL matters more!

I had a conversation recently with a learning leader at an organization who was being pushed to show their ROI – return on investment.  Granted in the last couple of years they have brought a new LMS online and added designers to the team so management wanted to know if the expenses were paying off.   … Continue reading

Onboarding – It’s more than 1 & Done!

Remember your first day at the new job?  Who knew there were so many benefit options?  And do I put a 0 or a 1 in the tax forms?  But the video from the CEO was interesting and they fed you lunch, right?  “Half of all hourly workers leave new jobs in the first four … Continue reading

Develop your talent pipeline: Start from the inside out!

8/27/18 Update:  Check out a video version of this post on my YouTube channel “Learning: Your Strategic tool for Success!” or go direct here. 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 … 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

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

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

What’s in a gen?

So we have 5 generations in the workforce at the same time with so many different needs and requirements and ways to lead and supervise and communicate and commute and work and and and …… and I think it is time to just give it a rest. You might say this is the reactions of a … Continue reading

Are you really leading?

Through the years I have seen a number of people who hold high ranking roles, CEO’s, VP’s, and other “C” suite titles.  I admit the titles led me to think of them as leaders, as the people creating the change of a new tomorrow.  A funny thing happened along the way, I found many were … Continue reading

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