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Excerpts from the latest articles by our members. Click the title to read the entire article.

  • How You Learn in the Real World
    When Arun Pradhan asked us how we learn in the real world, the first thing I did was look at what I was holding in my hand. My phone. I was reading his article on my smartphone so I bookmarked it as a mental note to respond to the four… ... read more
    Source: Helen BlundenPublished on 2016-09-26By activatelearning
  • Our secret world of learning
    One of my peers in Australia, Arun Pradhan, is developing an app to help us learn smarter, faster and deeper. To gain insight on how we learn in the real world, he’s reaching out to L&D professionals, CEOs, entrepreneurs, actors and artists who have mastered complex skills, with the aim… ... read more
    Source: Ryan TraceyPublished on 2016-09-22By Ryan Tracey
  • Putting Trust First
    First a short story.  This weekend I was out and about when I was hit with the inspiration to make Chili Verde. I had all the ingredients at home, except for tomatillos. This would mean a trip to my favorite market, but it was really out of the… ... read more
    Source: Shannon TiptonPublished on 2016-08-30By Shannon Tipton
  • FocusOn Learning Day 3, my Summary, and Leaving Austin
    This is my fifth and final post about the FocusOn Learning conference that wrapped in Austin, Texas. This video log discusses day 3 of the conference, my brief summary, and leaving Austin. In this video, David Kelly, Bianca Woods, Joe Ganci, and Nancy Reyes. This also includes a brief clip of my… ... read more
    Source: Tom SpiglaninPublished on 2016-06-14By Tom Spiglanin
  • Downsizing Casualties – A form of Professional PTSD?
    HR Planning and Strategy courses eventually come around to the distasteful topic of “downsizing”. They talk about “survivors” and politely organic methods of reducing headcounts, like attrition, and smart moves like work redesign and evolution, but there are many times when an organization – rightly or wrongly – just chooses… ... read more
    Source: Mark SheppardPublished on 2016-03-21By Mark L. Sheppard
  • Leveraging the Pharma Cycle Meetings
    Cycle meetings or POA (plan of action) meetings are common staple a few times  a year within the pharmaceutical business. These meetings usually bring together the sales colleagues and present an opportunity to calibrate the team on action plans, build reinforcement around key strategies, provide an update on the market… ... read more
    Source: Sunder RamachandranPublished on 2016-02-24

Recently a friend of mine asked me for advice on online assessment platforms. Unfortunately I wasn't much help. I have spent the vast majority of...

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