5 Ways L&D Leaders Lose Respect — And How to Win It Back

5 Ways L&D Leaders Lose Respect — And How to Win It Back

In business, respect is currency. Without it, no one takes you seriously. With it, you gain opportunity and play a crucial role in business success. Because of this need, raising the professional profile of our customers is a main goal of eParamus. We’ve seen many...
4 Ways a Tight Labor Market Empowers L&D

4 Ways a Tight Labor Market Empowers L&D

L&D leaders and their teams have been on a roller-coaster ride since (at least) 2008 and the Great Recession. When the economy pulls back, training and development are often the first casualties. L&D budgets and staff get cut when short-sighted companies...
Learning Design Is Our Learning Product — And the Data Businesses Demand

Learning Design Is Our Learning Product — And the Data Businesses Demand

Learning professionals are essential to organizational success because they build employee capability that drives business results. They create programs that generate employee skills, change performance, and lead to improved business outcomes. The effectiveness of...
Learning Professionals Focus on Data—But the Wrong Kind

Learning Professionals Focus on Data—But the Wrong Kind

Over the past several years I have noticed an increase in roles responsible for the evaluation and analysis of learning programs. This change reflects how learning professionals focus on data more now than ever. L&D job titles like Learning Analytics Director,...
To Create Measurable Learning, What Do I Measure?

To Create Measurable Learning, What Do I Measure?

What do I measure? For even the most experienced learning professionals, this question is the sticking point. It’s where most L&D professionals struggle when they try to create measurable learning. This question has been and remains a source of confusion for so...
Quiz: Measure Your Learning Team Efficacy and Maturity

Quiz: Measure Your Learning Team Efficacy and Maturity

Generic vs. Specific Reactive vs. Strategic Unmeasured vs. Measured Order-Taker vs. Business Partner Where do you land on the scale of learning team efficacy and maturity? That’s a question that learning professionals confront daily. Does the business view your team...
Business Trends Demand Professional, Skilled L&D Teams

Business Trends Demand Professional, Skilled L&D Teams

I like to keep my eye on industry and business trends. There is a foundation of knowledge that all skilled L&D teams need, but trends do affect our profession. They often impact how we approach our own jobs and practices. Let’s examine some common business...
L&D Budget Planning for the New Year

L&D Budget Planning for the New Year

The learning profession is running on a streak of optimism. In the annual survey of the Chief Learning Officer Business Intelligence Board, 57% of executives surveyed say that their spending plans for the next 12 to 18 months will increase, while another 28% say...
There’s No Single Path to the Learning Leader Role

There’s No Single Path to the Learning Leader Role

The article, No Status Quo for the CLO, on the Chief Learning Officer magazine website describes what those of us in this profession have known for quite some time: There’s no single path to the learning leader role. Learning leaders are a diverse bunch and the story...
For Learning Professionals, Soft Skills Give the Hard Skills Meaning

For Learning Professionals, Soft Skills Give the Hard Skills Meaning

I’ve talked in the past about how soft skills are the hard skills. I’ve also discussed why soft skills are no more difficult to measure than hard skills. Today, I’m going to approach this topic from a slightly new angle. I recently watched a video of...