Personal Reflections from Orlando

Program Advisory Committee at ATD Conference It was my pleasure this year to chair the Program Advisory Committee for what was a very successful ATD conference and one from which I could draw a number of reflections that I would like to now share. So, what is happening in the world of L&D? The conference…

The Impact of Culture on Performance

What is your culture? Can you define it? Touch it? Feel it? Hear it? When we talk of cultural transformation, what are we really meaning? We see examples where leadership meet and are in search for an answer to shifting performance levels and so they decide this is essential, and often with an adoption of…

Learning & Development

The next few years challenge and the need for Integral Learning & Development Performance Chairing a conference committee gives a perspective of the topics high on attendees’ agendas. Although the answers may be cleverer, with higher speed and inventive, creative technology support much improved, I looked back at the key subjects when I attended my…

Ensure the Flow of Learning to Performance

A Good Reaction? One of the most annoying elements of corporate training is the ‘evaluation’ form. At the end of an event this is churned out to individuals on the premise of the Training team needing to measure the effectiveness of their work and report. Our survey of fifty forms demonstrated three things: A confusion…

All Connected to a Purpose

Why ‘Training’ objectives need an overhaul and the positive impact on value provided by Executives When speaking to a senior executive last week he commented ‘Our training courses are largely a waste of time, they don’t seem to have the edge and sense of purpose we need people to have….’ I also met a newly appointed…

Enabling your HR to be ‘in Flow’

In Flow When exploring the range of articles and books published on being in flow, we find that debate is still somewhat internally focused. Although we are not disagreeing with any of the positive points being made, our conclusions from working with clients and exploring where businesses are perceiving HR contribution as valuable, is that,…