What Can a Finance Start-Up Teach Us About Learning?

Learning is ongoing and can occur as part of structured schooling, through personal and emotional development, or in professional training.

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Managing, mentoring and working with millennials

Two-thirds of corporate recruiters say their organization has a difficult time managing millennials and a similar number of executives give millennials low grades for work preparedness

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Ears to hear: Three levels of listening for compensation pros

…it is often through experience and “seasoning” that we become comfortable admitting we don’t have all the answers and can open ourselves to listening and learning.

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3 Awesome (and Free!) Social Media Tools to Enhance Your Training Program

Dan Steer is an expert in incorporating social media tools into his training. The man has no fewer than 12 social media accounts, and he uses them liberally to support his training programs. Dan’s philosophy for in-person training is fairly simple: Don’t do anything in the room that could be done outside the room. Why waste an hour on introductions at the beginning of your session when you can invite people to introduce themselves on...

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The Power of Self-Directed Learning

In the digital age, many young workers inherently understand self-directed learning, even if we’ve never heard the term. Who among us hasn’t used Google to solve a technical issue, or spent hours in a Wikipedia hole because we were so fascinated by the minutia of the respiratory system? Learning on your own time, at your own speed, can be as enjoyable as it is rewarding. This is the principle that has made the Montessori education...

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Social Learning: Why You Need to Invest in the Right Tools

The vast majority (80 percent) of learning takes place through on-the-job interactions with peers, experts, and managers, according to Bersin and Associates. Knowing the weight these first-hand informal experiences carry in employee development, training leaders need to invest more in tools that create those experiences. But, instead, we’ve found organizations are spending too much money on the wrong initiatives. A whopping $164...

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What Can Make or Break a Leader? Communication Skills

“What we’ve got here….is a failure to communicate.” This famous line from the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke sums up why even the most talented and most liked leader will still fail if they have not mastered the skill of Communication. We talk about the distinction between a “manager” and a “leader” but when it comes to the basics of communicating with employees, they are the same and need to approach communication...

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6 Steps To Maximize Your Learning Potential
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6 Steps To Maximize Your Learning Potential

Valerie Dixon, President of learnwaredesign.com You already know the importance of learning for career success. Knowing how to take in and process the right information in the right way at the right time makes you a great asset to your organization. Learning how to learn faster, smarter and better is a major competitive advantage, no matter your age, status in life, or occupation. Learning is a skill just like any other skill....

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