Speak the Language of Business
Jay Cross explains why it is vital for learning and Development to speak so that others in the business particularly executives – will understand.
When you plan to pitch a learning and development investment or decision to someone with the power to sign checks, you Continue reading
This evening I received an email offering me a free stolen copy of my book on Informal Learning.
I belong to a site called WoT, for “Web of Trust.” Celebrating its 10th birthday, WoT has a significant following:
Number of rated sites: 26,776,620
New this month: 508,265
Number of dangerous Continue reading
Working Smarter: Informal Learning in the Cloud by Jay Cross and Friends
One of the things I like best about Twitter is the collegial, friendly fire-ish banter among L & D professionals. One of the most active of these Continue reading
The 50,000 foot view of what’s going on in social networks and informal learning has changed very little In the last five years. From up here in the clouds, it’s just the latest episode in the eternal trade-off of central control and individual choice.
Cycles. To everything there is a season.
The Continue reading
MAKING BUSINESS DECISIONS: THE HEART AND THE HEAD
Jay Cross examines decision making on learning at work, and gives the lie to some myths about the use of business metrics.
To “earn a seat at the table” where the business managers sit, you must:
- Speak the language of business
- Behave like Continue reading
McKinsey Quarterly is a great online publication. Astute. And partly free.
This month McKinsey reveals the results of a global survey on building organizational capabilities.
Nearly 60 percent of respondents to a recent McKinsey survey1 say that building organizational capabilities such as lean Continue reading
Teach a man to fish…
PKM: Figuring out what’s important to you, how to find it, how to keep up with it, how to make sense of it, how to recall it when you need it anew, and how to share it with others — this is ground zero for mining the riches of the web. Bookstore shelves overflow with books Continue reading
The web and social networks are evolving their own conventions of appropriate behavior.
People have learned to avoid cluttering mailboxes with broad cc’s. Flames are far fewer than in the old days. Most bloggers no longer feel they must blog every day. Most people know that it’s worthwhile to Continue reading