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What is learning, who are learners?

UPDATE: Sukh Pabial and Andrew Jacobs have both written on this topic, so please go and read their … Read More...

Has 10 years’ worth of management training been a waste of money? CIPD research suggests so


The quality of #management in the UK continues to trail the USA, Germany and other productivity … Read More...

Learned helplessness of learning – curated #chat2lrn tweets

Here are our curated tweets from the Chat2lrn Twitter chat on the learned helplessness of … Read More...

Our Learning Curve resources

At the start of the week I gave a presentation with #lpi chairman Don Taylor on future work #trends. … Read More...

Curated Posts

Fabulous or Fail: My Class Facebook Group Experiment

Editor’s note: Thanks to Julian Staddon for pointing us to this review of using Facebook Groups as a part of a college course. This is useful if you want to use Facebook Groups but also useful for highlighting why using tech such as this does and does not work for people.

Books worth reading, recommended by Bill Gates, Susan Cain and more

Editor’s note: TED Talks speakers share the books that are in their domain that are worth reading. This looks like an amazing reading list covering creativity, design, happiness and much more . . .

The neurochemistry of positive conversations

Why do negative comments and #conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones? A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or […]

Coaching increases communication, employee engagement, and productivity, study finds


Editor’s note: A smallish survey from the ASTD finds that organisations are failing to effectively incorporate coaching into talent development. This is surprising as coaching is seen by many organisations as a critical people development tool.

Working hours: Proof that you should get a life

Editor’s note: Longer hours equal lower productivity. So why do we believe the opposite?