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3 Tips to Make More Time for Learning

3 Tips to Make More Time for Learning

In any given week, employees dedicate about 1% of their time to learning and development. I did the math, during the average 40-hour workweek only 24 minutes can be carved out for learning. Yet, learning and development consistently rank as top priorities for both employers and employees.   People want to learn; they want to take […]

Learning: Keep it short, small and sweet!

Learning: Keep it short, small and sweet!

Recently I’ve been thinking of a famous quote popularly attributed to Mark Twain and the French mathematician Blaise Pascal, which states: “I’m sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn’t have time to write a short one.”   While many historians doubt the veracity of the quote, it has been employed to illustrate […]

3 Takeaways from ATD 2016

3 Takeaways from ATD 2016

The ATD International Conference and Exposition is undoubtedly one of the best shows for learning and development pros to attend, and this year was no exception. Last month, I had the opportunity to travel to Denver and attend 26 sessions at ATD. From the opening keynote to the individual sessions this is a great show […]

How to Make Harassment Training Sexy

How to Make Harassment Training Sexy

Just the thought of harassment training makes our eyes roll back in our heads. Why? Because at some point we have all been dragged through an outdated, awkward and painfully boring harassment training course. But it doesn’t have to be that way!   Last week I sat down with Kris Dunn, CHRO of Kinetix and […]

Leadership Styles of Characters from Orange is The New Black

Leadership Styles of Characters from Orange is The New Black

“Netflix and Chill.” While I know the true meaning of this in the modern vernacular, Netflix has literally been chilling, taking its sweet time to give us a new season of the wildly popular Orange is the New Black. On June 17th, our prayers will be answered.   I love Orange is the New Black, […]

Spring into Learning: 3 Tips to Jump-start Your Learning Goals

Spring into Learning: 3 Tips to Jump-start Your Learning Goals

Spring is more than a new season, it’s a time of renewal. Days are longer, flowers are beginning to bloom, and the air is filled with the sound of birds chirping. Opportunities are sprouting all around us. As we anticipate the growth and rejuvenation that comes with spring, businesses are looking forward to brighter days […]

10 Quotes from Television’s Most Iconic Bosses

10 Quotes from Television’s Most Iconic Bosses

Work doesn’t always have to be so serious. We like to have a little fun around here. In the spirit of poking fun at what it’s like to work long, hard days, here are 10 quotes from our some of the most iconic bosses.   “I guess the atmosphere that I’ve tried to create here […]

Why Employees Aren’t Wasting Time on Learning

Why Employees Aren’t Wasting Time on Learning

In a dream world, we’d all devote countless hours to our professional development. Who doesn’t want to brush up on old skills and learn something new? It would only make us better contributors, right?   Here’s the rub: the modern learner only has about 1% of their day they can devote to learning and development activities.¹ […]

The Leadership Styles of Breaking Bad

The Leadership Styles of Breaking Bad

As a massive nerd and a sucker for high-quality television shows and movies, one of the long-standing arguments I have had over the years is “What is the greatest TV show of all time?” No matter who I am speaking with The Twilight Zone, Game of Thrones, The Simpsons, Cheers are without a doubt brought […]

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