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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

Competencies we need to succeed in the future – a follow up

I asked for ideas on what competencies a future learning and performance professional will need to succeed in the next 5-10 years and led a session at the Learning Solutions Conference in March focused on Who Is the Next-gen Worker (and Are We Ready for Them?).  With the advances in social media, technology, and mobile … Continue reading

What are the competencies we need to succeed in the future?

We use the term, we include in job descriptions but what is this “competency” stuff and what will it include for future learning and performance professionals to succeed in the next 5-10 years?  I am excited to lead a session at the Learning Solutions Conference in March focused on Who Is the Next-gen Worker (and … Continue reading

Time to reflect, renew, and engage!

Happy 2013 and farewell 12!  I had a year filled with learning, filled with change, and have entered 2013 with a deeper understanding of what matters most (well, to me!) in the world we live in.  As I look forward to this new year I want to share the five key lessons that are defining … Continue reading

A Coherent Organization is… connected from the ground up

Could the barrier to coherency be one of connectedness?  “The underlying concept of a coherent organization is that organizations and their people are members of many different types of networks, for example, communities of practice, the company social network, and close-knit collaborative work teams. A coherent organization requires a single unifying framework, not two operating systems.” (Harold … Continue reading

Will collaborative and cooperative make you coherent?

Conversation in and around IQPC’s 14th Annual Corporate University Week had a common theme focused on where the learning professional and the Corporate University belong in today’s 70-20-10 learning model (“Business is changing – are we keeping up?”).  There was a lot of talk about how the corporate “U” has its traditional structure of “colleges” … Continue reading

Leadership – ways we work, live, and grow by

I am fascinated by people, confused and bemused as well!  A key focus in learning is developing people and I am delving into leaders, the impact one can make and how organizations grow and evolve.  Fairly recently a leader in an organization was defined by their department or division and this role had relatively clear … Continue reading

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