The Business of Learning

2015’s Key eLearning Trends and How to Become a Great Leader

The Friday 5Each Friday, RPS highlights five popular news stories from the world of training professionals. Visit our blog each week to see which stories were trending amongst your industry peers.

Forbes
6 Key Steps to Influencing Effective Knowledge Transfer in Your Business by Chris Cancialosi
Before lifting a Black Hawk helicopter off the ground, the pilot goes through a lengthy written checklist: oil pressure, fuel pump and generator switches, safety harnesses, altimeters — on and on it goes. When I flew Black Hawks in Iraq, I didn’t dream of trying to memorize this list. That would’ve been dangerous. The best way to store and retrieve that information was a notebook.

ATD
New Brain Research Finds that Quality of Learning Really Matters  by Mark Miller
Similar questions plague every organization. WHAT should we be training? HOW do our employees best learn? How do we help them retain new information? Depending on who you ask, there are multiple answers to these questions. Certainly, there are best practices, like develop training with a clear end goal in mind. Or, if you’re trying to create more well-rounded leaders, ensure that there are clear leadership development tracks in place. However, there is a more fundamental element of learning—something that affects people regardless of organizational culture, training priority, or even the kind of training. It’s the brain.

Training Zone
Learning is Evolving: 10 Key E-Learning Trends for 2015 by Staff Writer
It’s that time of the year again, and no, we don’t mean office parties or writing our letters to Santa – I’m sure you are super organized and have that fun task completed already! It’s at this time of the year, when we take stock on what’s likely to be occurring for the coming year ahead and predict what the 10 biggest E-Learning trends of 2015 will be.

Forbes
How To Become An Inspirational Leader by Panos Mourdoukoutas
Inspirational leadership—leadership capable of taking an organization and people to new heights–has become the buzzword in today’s business world. For a good reason: it is the most effective way to persuade teams of talented individuals—the foundation of modern corporations—to share the vision of the organization.

Business Insider
7 Things Great Leaders Always Do (But Mere Managers Always Fear) by Bill Murphy Jr.
When I think about the difference between great leaders and mere managers, I think back to a day when I put my foot in my mouth. I was working as a lawyer for a giant government bureaucracy then. One of my bosses had a fancy title, but everyone referred to him simply as a “manager.” One day, he was grumbling a bit about his role. He was caught in a sort of bureaucratic no man’s land — uninvolved in the big policy decisions, but also no longer doing the fun part of our work (trying cases in court).

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