Learning and Development Today

The Buck Stops Here: A Culture of Accountability Drives Effective Leadership


For those of you who are history freaks, you know that President Harry S. Truman had a sign on his desk that read: “The Buck Stops Here.” It meant he accepted accountability for all the decisions of his administration. Truman’s stand exists in organizations today but, unfortunately, as the exception rather than the rule. In Read More

7 Critical Strategies for Learning Leaders


These seven key strategies, based on Brandon Hall’s extensive learning research, can help learning leaders prioritize their efforts and highlight the breadth of activities required to deliver great learning results for your business. Put Yourself First. Learning leaders are accustomed to ensuring the development of others within the organization, but like they say at the Read More

“Don’t Let Compliance Audits Take You by Surprise”


Thursday, October 30, 2014 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern According to Brandon Hall Group’s 2014 Compliance Survey, 90% of companies say it is important they are able to demonstrate learning compliance to an external agency, and about half of those say it is critical to their business. The ever-changing labyrinth of regulations facing organizations Read More

Culture: The Crucial Contributor in Business Results

We’ve heard it all before: Culture is a driver and enabler of sustained talent excellence and business performance. Last week, my esteemed Brandon Hall Group colleague Mollie Lombardi, VP and Principal Analyst Workforce Management Practice, and Shelley Schmoker, VP of Marketing at Bloomfire, spoke about the links between agility and collaboration. Over the weekend, I Read More

Privacy vs. Relevancy in Social Learning

In most of my discussions around social learning technologies, the topic of security comes up in some fashion or another. Sometimes it is around the thought of proprietary information being “Tweeted,” “Instagrammed,” “Tumblred,” or otherwise set free into the ether. Other times, the discussion is around creating contextual learning experiences by using learner profile data. Read More