The Gold Standard

When learning is deliberate, companies prosper. Learning has typically been about reaching a fixed potential rather than developing potential. And yet our potential, according to Anders Ericsson, “is an expandable vessel shaped by what we do.” There are no limits beyond the ones we impose on ourselves. Ericsson, a psychologist and Professor of Psychology at ... Read More...

MInd Riot

We know experiential learning, or learning by doing, works. The average retention rate for traditional learning is only 5 percent; in comparison, the retention rate for experiential learning is 70 percent. How does experiential learning impact long-term performance? Since it empowers learners to feel a personal ownership of the impact of their decisions, the... Read More...

Outshined

Research shows that practicing new skills and ideas over time, with spacing and feedback in between, can combat memory decay and develop skills and knowledge for decades. Our new piece, “The Sales Leader’s Handbook to Building a Practice-Driven Sales Team,” explores how sales leaders are reevaluating the ROI on traditional sales training to help their teams ... Read More...

'Til the Sun Comes Back Around

“Machines are eating humans’ jobs talents.” You’ve heard it before. Automation, robotics, algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI) are doing more and better job related tasks, and will continue to grow in replacing massive amounts of jobs. Pew Research and Elon University recently surveyed multiple experts on this topic and published an detailed article o... Read More...

May 2017 Newsletter

Our May newsletter is out! This month, we explore different cultures of learning, what the future of work really means, how leading organizations give feedback, and more. Read it here. Read More...

Shape of Things to Come

The “future of work” has become a hard to miss buzz phrase these days, but what does it really mean? Quartz reports on how former VP and CFO of GE Power, Lynn Calpeter, is being tasked with parsing out a “cleaner definition” of what “the future of work” means specifically for GE. As an employer of 300,000 plus people, GE’s workforce needs are rapidly evolvin... Read More...

Only These Words

How do leading organizations evaluate their employees? The Wall Street Journal recently published a peek into the unique methods used by Lyft, Lumeris Healthcare, Goldman Sachs, and PwC. Read More...

Beyond the Wheel

Creating a compelling employee learning experience has risen to the number two topic on the minds of CEOs and HR leaders, and this means that companies are actively looking for ways to improve learning within their organizations. But what kind of learning culture should organizations adopt, and how are they different? A recent CLO magazine article reviews fo... Read More...

Leaders: The Next Generation

More and more baby boomers are retiring, and millennials are taking on more leadership roles than ever. Yet millennials and current CEOs have vastly different perspectives on what makes an ideal future leader. Research conducted last year included 14 CEOs from organizations such as Verizon, UPS, KPMG, Johnson & Johnson, and more, along with 2,800+ leaders of... Read More...

April 2017 Newsletter

Our April Learn Smarter newsletter is out! This month, we explore the digital learning landscape, the importance of self-reflection, skills for future leaders, and more. Read it here. Read More...

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