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“The Growth Mind-Set Is Almost a Ticket to Entry to Becoming an Effective Learner”
“The Growth Mind-Set Is Almost a Ticket to Entry to Becoming an Effective Learner”

Matthew Smith, chief learning officer at McKinsey, opens up about simple and actionable learning practices that will make you an intentional learner in no time.

“Structure Begets Flexibility.”
Cal Newport / Penny Gray Photography
“Structure Begets Flexibility.”

We’re drowning in emails, text messages, and more and more new collaboration tools. Cal Newport advises organizations to pull the emergency brake now.

“Virtual Learning Is a Great Equalizer.”
“Virtual Learning Is a Great Equalizer.”

COVID-19 accelerated digital transformation in all areas, including the L&D space. Blended learning pioneer Jennifer Hofmann shares some of her experiences working with clients over the past year.

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“Go Watch Your People!”
Donald H. Taylor
“Go Watch Your People!”

Donald H. Taylor on the results of the latest Learning and Development Global Sentiment Survey, and what matters now if you want to properly upskill and reskill in your organization.

“People Thoroughly Underestimate the Importance of Body Language in Virtual Communication.”
Richard Newman / borntospeak.com
“People Thoroughly Underestimate the Importance of Body Language in Virtual Communication.”

The virtual work environment requires a new set of communication skills. Award-winning communication expert Richard Newman explains how to captivate an online audience.

“Hybrid Work Structures Are Here to Stay”
“Hybrid Work Structures Are Here to Stay”

As businesses adapt to a hybrid workforce, having effective collaboration tools in place is key. Author and technology expert Phil Simon opens our eyes to the underused potential of new collaboration technologies that will make work processes more transparent and efficient.

“Technology Is Not the Real Problem Here.”
“Technology Is Not the Real Problem Here.”

Relying on technology to communicate can leave us feeling increasingly disconnected from one another. Author and consultant Dr. Karen Sobel Lojeski developed a system to measure and best practices to reduce Virtual Distance at organizations.

“Up Is Just One Way to Grow.”
Beverly Kaye
“Up Is Just One Way to Grow.”

The best talent acquisition process won’t be of much use if you can’t keep the talent you have, says career development expert Beverly Kaye.

“Experience Tells People What You Did. Your Character Tells People Where You’re Going.”
“Experience Tells People What You Did. Your Character Tells People Where You’re Going.”

In US Special Operations, having the right people on your team can often mean the difference between life and death.

“An Opportunity for Our Staff to Share Their Skills”
“An Opportunity for Our Staff to Share Their Skills”

St. Andrew’s Hospice emphasizes its learning culture through Learning At Work Week. Lisa Tillison, Learning and Development Lead at the charity, explains why.

“You Have to Reach People Emotionally”
“You Have to Reach People Emotionally”

York von Heimburg has been working on the topic of virtual team leadership for many years. He knows what’s essential – and what mistakes to avoid.

“Your Level of Social Connection Affects Your Longevity”
Michael Lee Stallard
“Your Level of Social Connection Affects Your Longevity”

Business author Michael Lee Stallard on how to maintain connections in our private and professional lives – and why the pandemic could improve our working relationships enormously in the long term.

“Make Sure You Have 35 Years of Experience. And Not One Experience Repeated 35 Times.”
Ken Allen, CEO of DHL
“Make Sure You Have 35 Years of Experience. And Not One Experience Repeated 35 Times.”

Ken Allen, CEO at DHL, explains what executives will need tomorrow to be able to "deliver".

“If a Diversity Expert Can Fail So Epically, Anyone Can.”
“If a Diversity Expert Can Fail So Epically, Anyone Can.”

Tiffany Jana and Michael Baran on subtle acts of exclusion, how to recognize them, how to avoid them and how to deal with them proactively – on both sides of a conversation.

The World Post-Pandemic? It’s Not Going To Be What You Expect.
Paolo Gallo
The World Post-Pandemic? It’s Not Going To Be What You Expect.

The “New Normal” has turned into the buzzword du jour. But is the world really going to settle into a new routine following the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic? Author and executive coach Paolo Gallo…

“That Normal Does Not Exist Anymore.”
“That Normal Does Not Exist Anymore.”

As the world strategizes on what the “New Normal” should look like, Vlatka Hlupic argues that humane, social-minded companies will survive in the post-pandemic world. How can we become part of a company that is…

“People Who Don’t Feel Respected Will Not Want to Show Up Every Day and Contribute to Your Organization.”
“People Who Don’t Feel Respected Will Not Want to Show Up Every Day and Contribute to Your Organization.”

A millennial herself, Crystal Kadakia provides globally relevant insight into her generation in her book, The Millennial Myth. Here, she shares some of her thoughts on how to attract millennial talent.

“I’m Resurrecting Thinking”
“I’m Resurrecting Thinking”

In his book Open to Think, Dan Pontefract offers strategies for cutting through the clutter, thinking more clearly and making better decisions. His prescription: be more deliberate with your time.

“Public Attention Is Not Awarded Rationally. It Has To Be Carried by a Story”
Robert J. Shiller, Kai Nedden/laif
“Public Attention Is Not Awarded Rationally. It Has To Be Carried by a Story”

In his new book, economist and Nobel laureate Robert Shiller argues that he and his fellow dismal scientists need to look beyond the usual data point: Stories are what really drive decisions to spend, save…