This Is Why Project Management is Important—But Not Your End Goal

Businesses need people with project management skills. It’s a handy skill to have if you want to drive an initiative in the business world. In fact,  Learning and Development (L&D) teams often need to use project management skills. But there is a problem....

This Is Why Your Learning Budget Lands On the Chopping Block

Your personal budget woes can teach you a lot about your learning budget. When you run tight on funds, you get ruthless with your money. You divide your life into must-haves and nice-to-haves. Must-haves are those things you can’t run a household without. Mortgage...

Does It Matter Who Designs Learning Programs? Part 3 Of A 3-Part Series

In the first post of this series, I explained how the “language of business” isn’t really about the terms we use as learning and development (L&D) leaders. Rather it’s a failure of education. In the second post, I explained how to use education to change the...

How To Change the Perception of L&D? Part 2 Of A 3-Part Series

In the first post of this series, I explained how the “language of business” isn’t really about the terms we use as learning and development (L&D) leaders. Rather it’s a failure of education, both for ourselves and others. We have not educated ourselves on how we...

The Language of Business: Do We Really Need To Know It? Part 1 Of A 3-Part Series

In the last couple of years, many learning and development (L&D) leaders have made a proclamation: “Learning professionals need to know and speak the language of business.” They claim that, since we obviously don’t already know it, we need to learn the language of...

Here’s How To Take Your Learning Design Skills To The Next Level

If you want to survive as a learning professional, you must take your design skills to the next level. This means that you’ll need to create measurable learning programs. You will need to show how those programs deliver business results. When we look at the core...

This Is How To Survive As A Learning Professional

As a learning professional, you have a decision to make. Will you remain a producer or become a partner to the business you serve? A producer transforms programs, but a partner transforms the business. In recent years, there has been a mindset shift. That shift...