learning and development

Flexing our learning muscle for personal development

By Elisabeth Goodman, 28th April 2021 I came across an excellent McKinsey article by Christensen et al (2021) on “intentional learning” – the idea that we: set clear goals for what we want to learn about give ourselves a timeline in which to achieve the goals commit to and gain support for achieving our goals …

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Creating effective “personal learning clouds” for leadership development

By Elisabeth Goodman, 25th March 2019 The March-April 2019 issue of Harvard Business Review features an article by Mihnea Moldoveanu and Das Narayandas on “The future of leadership development” (pp. 40-48).¬† The article focuses on the need to build “personal learning clouds”(PLCs) that embrace remote learning platforms to compensate for the shortfalls of more traditional …

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Research on online courses confirms imperative for company learning and development strategies

By Elisabeth Goodman, 8th January 2018 What is your company’s approach to training? Monika Hamori is a professor of human resources management at the IE Business School, IE University in Madrid.¬† She has conducted a research study of more than 28,000 learners in 127 countries, supplemented by the use of surveys and interviews. Her findings, …

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Operational excellence can give you the competitive edge!

By Elisabeth Goodman, 4th September 2017 According to Sadun, Bloom and Van Reenen, writing in the Sept-Oct 2017 issue of Harvard Business Review, a disproportionate amount of emphasis is put on the competitive advantage of strategic planning, to the detriment of operational excellence. What is operational excellence? Their definition of operational excellence, or good management …

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