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Stop Training and Start Learning

Companies spend billions of dollars on employee training each year, but to what end?

A 2008 Corporate Executive Board study called “Sales Executive Council: Introduction to ...

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Real Goals in Action

As I talked about in my post “SMART Goals Are Dumb,” SMART goals guide the setting of objectives, not goals. To establish developmental goals, we need REAL goals.

The REAL ...

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Smart Goals Are Dumb

Most everyone knows about SMART goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-bound. Chances are you have used this mnemonic acronym at some point in your career to help you ...

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Multi-gen Workforce

Baby Boomers are getting set to retire. Gen Xers are taking on new leadership roles. Millennials are entering the workforce. How can you address all the learning needs of these unique generations?

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Getting the Most from Mentoring Conversations

Finding a mentor or mentee (or making the match as an administrator) is only one part of the equation when it comes to mentoring success. Knowing how to engage in productive mentoring ...

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Continuous Learning eBook

In this guide from River, we share the startling facts of how quickly people forget what they learned in training, along with a new learning paradigm model to help you envision what continuous ...

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Who Is the Best Mentor for You?

Randy Emelo talks about viewing experts along a learning continuum to help build the pool of potential mentors available in an organization.

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How-to Guide for Creating Learning Networks

In this eBook, we explain why companies have to give people a way to collaborate with one another that is personalized, relevant, and timely—while also being cost-effective for the organization.

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Who Is the Best Mentor/Advisor for You?

When I took over as President and CEO of my company more than a decade ago, I did not know very much about running a business. My background up to that point was in organizational design and ...

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4 Collaboration Styles in Social Learning and Mentoring

We’ve all been there, sitting in a meeting listening to someone speak, when the person asks a question of the group. Cue cricket sounds. No one wants to speak up, and everyone is waiting ...

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Predictive Learning

Employees have a growing need and desire for predictive analytics and recommendations in their learning. Randy Emelo looks at what this means for companies and how organizations can tap into this ...

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4 Phrases You Should Use in Mentoring

Most people would agree that we need to treat our mentees, mentors, learners, advisors, collaborators, and learning networks with dignity and respect, just as we would any other interpersonal ...

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The Power of Discovery

Randy Emelo makes the case for learning to be more like Amazon and Netflix, where systems are smart enough to push out recommendations to learners for personalized and timely learning opportunities.

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The Power of Peers in Modern Mentoring

How many of the following do you wish your employees did automatically or naturally? 1. Engage in self-directed learning 2. Create adaptable and flexible development networks ...

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Learning for Performance

Learning is about changing behaviors and improving the way we work. As such, we need to make learning fit more easily into the context of daily work. This article by Randy Emelo offers tips on ...

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