Using Design Thinking to Embed Learning in Our Jobs
September 15 | Josh Bersin | Comments (0)
Since we now expect learning to be as simple and compelling as watching YouTube, hundreds of video-based content providers and MOOCs offer free bite-sized content for us to consume on our phones while sitting in the coffee shop or standing in the subway. But corporate learning management systems remain slow, hard to use, and difficult to maintain. They’re getting in the way of employee development instead of supporting it.
Good Leaders Are Good Learners
August 31 | Sue Ashford, Associate Dean for Leadership Programming and Executive MBA Program, University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business | Comments (0)
Although organizations spend more than $24 billion annually on leadership development, many leaders who have attended leadership programs struggle to implement what they’ve learned. It’s not because the programs are bad but because leadership is best learned from experience.
Help Employees Create Knowledge — Not Just Share It
August 31 | John Seely Brown, Independent Co-Chairman, Center for the Edge, Deloitte & Touche | Comments (0)
Many leaders see organizational learning simply as sharing existing knowledge. This isn’t surprising given that this is the primary focus of educational institutions, training programs, and leadership development courses. It’s the “sage on the stage” model, in which an expert shares what they know with those who are assumed not to know it. These “best practices” are presumed to work in a variety of different contexts and situations.
Talking to Yourself (Out Loud) Can Help You Learn
July 19 | Ulrich Boser | Comments (0)
Ross is a learning researcher, and he’s familiar with the effective, but often underestimated, learning strategy known as self-explaining. The approach revolves around asking oneself explanatory questions like, ”What does this mean? Why does it matter?” It really helps to ask them out loud. One study shows that people who explain ideas to themselves learn almost three times more than those who don’t.
Cybersecurity Has a Serious Talent Shortage. Here’s How to Fix It
July 19 | Marc van Zadelhoff | Comments (0)
A report from Frost & Sullivan and (ISC)2 found that the global cybersecurity workforce will have more than 1.5 million unfilled positions by 2020. But the security industry is a fast-growing market, with IDC pegging it as becoming a $101 billion opportunity by 2020. So what’s causing the talent shortage?
When Was the Last Time You Took On a New Challenge?
June 26 | Karen Firestone, President and CEO, Aureus Asset Management | Comments (0)
Each January brings a renewed desire to challenge ourselves and learn something new. But by February the energy starts to wane. Becoming proficient at something takes too much time, we lose motivation to practice, we struggle to pay attention in class after a long day at work — the list of reasons goes on.
How to Design Work Projects for Maximum Learning
September 28 | Jonathan M. Stearn, Partner , Schaffer Consulting | Comments (0)
Skill development is clearly a major priority for companies and managers these days. Enrollment in learning programs has surged over the last few years to generate a global executive education market of over $70 billion a year. People are also being asked by their bosses or HR to attend conferences, read case studies, watch videos, and try their hand at simulations, all with the goal of picking up new ideas and techniques.