Each 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.
Chief Learning Officer
The Shift From Push to Pull Learning by Jeffrey Cattel
In a fast-paced business environment, employees don’t have time for an hour-long traditional classroom or e-learning program. They often prefer options such as video on-demand, digital asset libraries, mobile and other forms of just-in-time learning. Commonly called “pull” or informal learning, these just-in-time solutions differ from traditional “push” types of classroom instruction by enabling users to access at the point of need and find compressed nuggets of content that can help them with specific tasks or workflow. Is your organization taking advantage of “pull” learning?
6 Qualities in a Leadership Role Model by Sharlyn Lauby
We can all agree that Steve Jobs was a visionary. But being a visionary does not necessarily mean an individual is a great leader and role model. To be effective leaders, we must adapt ourselves to the situations we are facing. We adjust our style so others understand instead of forcing others to adjust to us. In that way, we serve other first. The best leaders exemplify the following traits: awareness, commitment, empathy, foresight, listening, and the ability to persuade. Is your boss a leadership role model? Are you?
6 Things You Need to Know About Leading a Meeting by Steve Tobak
There’s nothing worse than a bad meeting. You sit there grinding your teeth wondering why in the world you have to waste your time sitting through something that never should have happened in the first place. The fact that we’ve all been there, sometimes weekly or even daily, doesn’t make it any less annoying. This article will help you make meetings more effective.
Why Brain Science Findings Change How We Should Communicate – Part 2 by Nick Morgan
We humans are much more communal than we realize. It’s something we’ve forgotten, as we tune in separately to our thousand channels of entertainment and news using devices that isolate us. This article’s look at brain science findings could change the way you think about teamwork, communication and leadership in the office and in your everyday life.
Harvard Business Review
How to Give a Meaningful “Thank You” by Mark Goulston
Forget the empty platitudes; your star employee is not a “godsend.” They are a person deserving of your not infrequent acknowledgment and worthy of appreciation and respect. When was the last time you thanked them — really thanked them? This article will help you give a meaningful “thank you” to your employees.