CLO, October 2012
“When I was 5 years old my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy.’ They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” John Lennon
Humans are driven by their emotions. We make most decisions subconsciously, in the emotional brain. That’s the massive parallel processor that has evolved over millions of years Continue reading
Fourth post in a series. In case you missed them, here are the first, second, and third posts.
Is your organization ready?
How ready are you to tackle Big L Learning? Where does your organization fit on the progression from Hierarchical Organization to Collaborative Organization?
You can take this survey online. We’ll report the aggregate results in a couple of weeks.
Our employees can access the entire Internet from their desktops. ☐ yes ☐ no
Our people are learning and Continue reading
Published June 2010
When you talk to businesspeople, you must speak as they do. Executives only care about training as it relates to execution. Their interest is in moving the corporation forward. You should share that interest. That is what they pay you for.
A sponsor is the Continue reading
I am pleased to note that I have been named a founding member of the Editorial Advisory Board of HRExaminer
. Check out our weekly magazine for a brilliant take on talent management and HR.
Here’s a self-serving article from HRExaminer – written before I joined the Advisory Board.
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
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
Karl Kapp and Tony O’Driscoll have written a definitive book on virtual worlds, Learning in 3D: Adding a New Dimension in Enterprise Learning and Collaboration.
Many people think of virtual worlds as the realm of characters in bizarre costumes and companies out to waste their PR budgets. Karl Continue reading
Inside Learning Technologies is an important magazine in the U.K. (Isn’t it odd that while the net spans the globe, learning magazines remain confined to their home countries?)
For the current issue, I wrote an article entitled Making Business Decision: the Hand and the Heart. This is the sequel Continue reading
Leadership, Intangibles, and Talent Review
“Articles are included from the likes of the Harvard Business Review, Henry Mintzberg, HR Magazine, Jeffrey Pfeffer, MIT Sloan Review, Nokia, SuccessFactors and the Wall Street Journal.” (I am proud to be among such company.)
By making it Continue reading
In yestserday’s New York Times, Gretchen Morgenstern explained one reason Why All Earnings Are Not Equal. Corporate managers have lots of elbow room as to whether an item is an expense or an investment, and some push the limits of discretion.
More puzzling to me is why businesses are not permitted Continue reading