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Learning is Happening Everywhere, Let's Embrace That

<i>By: David Blake</i><p>As a rising generation of learners progress within their careers, they increasingly look beyond formal education to develop, sharpen, and learn new skills. There are more online and informal learning resources than ever before (podcasts, MOOCs, books, boot camps, YouTube, and …

A New Model for Innovation in Big Companies

It seems we’re all racing to get more entrepreneurial. Increasing creativity and innovation is not only on the priority list for start-ups; it’s also a strategic goal for CEOs of small, medium, and large-sized companies. Despite this growing obsession, however, big companies are still not very good …

How Virtual Teams Can Create Human Connections Despite Distance

In a recent Unify survey of knowledge workers, 79% of respondents reported working always or frequently in virtual teams, but only 44% found virtual communication as productive as face-to-face communication. The vast majority connected via email, phone, or conference calls even though 72% said …

Move Over Entrepreneurs, Here Come The Intrapreneurs

In the wake of Facebook‘s IPO, and despite where the stock goes from here, one thing is clear: Entrepreneurs–especially successful ones–are the new rock stars of business culture. Despite this trend, the reality remains that for every successful entrepreneur who builds even a modestly successful …

Stop Stifling Entrepreneurs in Your Company

By punishing failure, you'll scare the innovation out of your employees.<p>If you're not nurturing failed attempts by your employees to build, create, and innovate at your company, then you're not helping to support an entrepreneurial culture needed to compete in the marketplace.<p>Sadly, if you punish …

How to Retain Your Intrapreneurs

Staying creative is as simple as avoiding bureaucracy and letting innovators do what they do best.<p>Your organization will inevitably grow as you achieve success. As you grow in size, you, as a pragmatic leader, will have to ask yourself what implication does your company’s growth have for the …

Which Industries Are the Most Digital (and Why)?

When business leaders talk about going digital, many are uncertain about what that means beyond buying the latest IT system. Companies do need assets like computers, servers, networks, and software, but those purchases are just the start. Digital leaders stand out from their competitors in two …

Lean Innovation: Design Thinking Meets Lean Startup For The Enterprise

Innovation is often born from individuals who view design as a way to shape forward-thinking ideas. While design alone can’t deliver the promise of innovation, frameworks—such as design thinking and lean innovation —provide methodologies and a mindset that are required for customer-centric …

Design

Google is building an in-house startup incubator called 'Area 120'

Re/code, Asa Mathat<p>Google is creating an in-house startup incubator to help keep its entrepreneurial talent closer to home, according to The …

Why employers worry about recruiting Generation Y

You did a brilliant interview: you told your prospective employer all about yourself, your mastery of social media and how your generation brings a new perspective to the workplace. You have a good degree, from a good university and the relevant work experience. Yet two weeks later, the rejection …

10 Characteristics of Professional Learning That Shifts Practice

Across diverse districts I have asked teachers how they like to learn and what they want out of their professional learning opportunities. Over and …

Researchers Create Matrix-Like Instant Learning Through Brain Stimulation

You know Kung Fu. Researchers at HRL Laboratories have discovered that when you use transcranial direct current stimulation to send the brain activity of commercial and military pilots into the heads of novice pilots, subjects can essentially learn to fly in a realistic flight simulator.<p>The …

The Top Five On-The-Go Learning Tools For Professionals

I have learned that while working out, or doing activities that aren't mind intensive, using tools that can feed you knowledge will make you a better entrepreneur, and person.<p>If you are someone who is working for a company, or an aspiring entrepreneur, the knowledge that you learn is what makes you …

TED Talks

Teachers have a lesson for business leaders about how to improve their worst performers

U.S. businesses spent $71 billion training their employees last year. Perhaps they could have kept some of that cash.<p>New research on boosting teacher …

Cisco HR Breakathon: Reimagining The Employee Experience

Is your company’s HR department changing as fast as the world it operates in? Think of how marketing departments are using new technologies to enable personalization, design seamless ways to engage with customers and create memorable customer experiences. At Cisco, a similar transformation is …

Why Leadership Development Has to Happen on the Job

At a recent leadership summit we held at Twitter with 100 of our top global leaders, our agenda was to talk about our strategic direction and get aligned as a leadership team. Then, the day before the summit, news leaked of several executive departures. The context of our discussions had …

Top 8 eLearning Trends Infographic

<b>Top 8 eLearning Trends Infographic</b>Keeping a close eye on the trends is important for learning professionals since they are responsible for managing …

3 ways HR can improve leadership development through analytics

HR professionals and teams need to develop better capability and capacity in utilising data and analytics to drive leadership development outcomes, …

Human Resources