Category: L&D Tips and Musings

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What does an Alchemist do in 2023?

Make 2023 the year you focus on tangibly improving impact from your L&D interventions. How? Focus on learning transfer.

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Catch them doing something right

Many of the ideas of management grew out of the latter stages of the industrial revolution. Do your managers seek to catch people doing something wrong, or catch them doing something right?

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Change can be viral

One of the most significant determinants of learning transfer is the culture of the organisation. Culture is the sea where all learning transfer activities swim.

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Henry Ford was right

You are delivering a training course and your outcome is that as a result, the trainees will do their jobs better. Do the trainees believe they can change the way they do things?

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Where is the leadership pointing?

Very few organisations are satisfied with where they are, and any leadership team worth its salt will have a vision of where they want to be instead.

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A checklist for when you think about managers

First Monday of the month = L&D Monday The local line manager, and their input into the learning transfer process, …

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How can you put salt in their oats?

First Monday of the month = L&D Monday You know, don’t you, that managers are critical for helping people apply …

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Is culture your friend or foe?

“You don’t get results by focusing on results. You get results by focusing on the actions that produce results.” Mike …

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Three things needed for change

First Monday of the month = L&D Monday David McClelland’s team at Harvard summarised the requirements for any significant change …

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It’s not the message that matters

First Monday of the month = L&D Monday I will do an L&D tip from now on the first Monday …

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