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Leadership Development: Strength-Based Development

Strength-based performance and development have become the latest leadership development craze. It is based on a large body of research by Jim Collins (“Good to Great”), Jack Zenger (“The Extraordinary Leader”), Peter Drucker (“The Effective Executive”), and numerous books published by The Gallup Organization. Strength-based management theory has become very popular in business, with many Fortune 500 companies using these ideas in their management training programs. There is still a lot of confusion about what strength-based development is, and what it is not. Here we will try to clarify some of the concepts of strength-based development, and dispel some of the myths about this approach. […]

How Responsibilities for Workplace Learning are Changing

Posted on July 31, 2017 By Jake White

As new learning technologies are created and adapted, we see a large shift in the way workplace learning is handled. Exploring new strategies for employee learning, we inevitably reevaluate the roles of various workplace employees on every level of organizations. This shift is compounded by the way newer strategies are putting the power not in the hands of particular departments or workplace leaders, but in the hands of individuals. Here, we’ll explore how these roles are changing and what responsibilities employees at each level can expect. […]

It’s Easy: How to Buy the Best LMS For You

Posted on July 26, 2017 By Jake White

It's no secret that your corporate LMS is the most important tool you have for delivering employee training online. Companies (probably like yours) are increasingly turning to eLearning to administer their training and education, and it’s not difficult to see why. Consider the following: […]

What Does the Retail Industry Need From an LMS?

Posted on July 24, 2017 By Jake White

Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are becoming an integral part of employee training in every industry. Each industry has unique needs and should seek out an LMS that has the features necessary to fill those needs. Here, we explore what it is the retail industry needs from a good LMS. […]

How Workplace Learning Has Changed in Recent Years

Posted on July 17, 2017 By Jake White

Deloitte Human Capital Trends' newest research shows that "reinventing careers and learning" is now the #2 issue in business (followed only by reorganizing the company for digital business), creating urgency and budget in this area. 83% of companies (more than 10,000 respondents) told us this is important and 54% said the problem is urgent (https://www.forbes.com/sites/joshbersin/2017/03/28/watch-out-corporate-learning-here-comes-disruption/#3236fd8bdc59). Workplace learning has undergone a metamorphosis driven by increasingly easy-to-use online tools. However, the development and implementation of these tools were just the beginning of a grander journey to a more effective decentralized learning method. Here, we’ll take a look at how we’re rapidly approaching this new form of learning by looking back at how we got here. […]

Why You Want Your LMS Independent of Your Content Provider

Posted on July 10, 2017 By Jake White

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The Evolution of Corporate Learning

Posted on June 26, 2017 By Jake White

An important part of plotting our future success is a better understanding of where we came from, which is why we’ve created a helpful infographic that charts the evolution of corporate learning. What is corporate learning though, and why is it so important to business leaders? Corporate learning is the system by which a company acquires and transfers knowledge and applies it to challenges to innovate. Effective corporate learning creates a workplace that can not only compete but thrive in a modern market. […]

What This Report on Academic Learning Means for Your Corporate Training Program

Posted on June 23, 2017 By Jake White

A report by the U.S. Department of Education published in 2009 concluded that after accessing 99 studies done over 12 years, “On average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction.” These studies presented quantitative comparisons of the performance of students taking the same course online or in a face-to-face learning environment across a variety of disciplines. The combined evidence pointed towards a slight but statistically significant benefit to those using the online learning software. […]

Why You May Be Wasting Money on Employee Training and How to Fix It

Posted on June 22, 2017 By Jake White

Employee training is an important part of any corporation. Ensuring that it is efficient, effective, and adaptable is key to thriving in a competitive market. However, companies have been making the same mistakes when addressing this important issue for decades, and it costs them millions. […]

The State of the Corporate LMS

Posted on June 21, 2017 By Jake White

The capabilities of eLearning have grown exponentially over a short period as technology becomes more ubiquitous inside and outside of the classroom, and as everyone from schools to businesses realizes it’s efficiency. While eLearning started as a tool for school rooms, companies who create the software have seen much more financial success in corporate LMSs than in academic LMSs. […]