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Find your ikigai

Writer Thomas Oppong has done a great job summarizing the Japanese concept of ikigai—your purpose or reason for being. Ikigai is thought to contribute to longer lives and happiness. Read the article and find out more, including how ikigai is at the intersection of: What you love (your passion) What the world needs (your mission) What […]

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Don’t try to smooth over discrimination

We just recorded one of our best received webinars with diversity and inclusion expert, Maureen Brown. While she covered a variety of items, one of the most counter-intuitive ideas she talked about was how taking a smooth it over approach to discrimination might make it worse. The aggrieved person may acquiesce, but deep inside they are […]

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Micro-learning: not just about video

Micro-learning is short, focused training that should take the learner no more than 2 to 5 minutes to review. And it’s not just about video. Here’s eLearning Industry’s round-up of 15 types of micro-learning divided into three themes: read, view, learn. Read the full article for more details about the below: READ: infographics, interactive infographics, PDFs, […]

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Using Storytelling to move from selling to telling

We all know that storytelling (done right) can be one of the most effective ways of communicating and embedding your message. And it’s not just for learning, it’s also how businesses can build their brands (and increase sales). It’s about making a “move from selling to telling”. Read CMO by Adobe’s 6 Brands That Have […]

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Jane Bozarth on career development for L&D

I just posted about Jane Bozarth’s wonderful Nuts and Bolt blog.  Here’s a vimeo gem from seven years ago where Jane provides insights around career development for learning and development practitioners. A good quote from the video: “I think that folks in the field are really going to need to learn community building skills, interaction skills. They […]

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Jane Bozarth is awesome!

We love author, eLearning guru, and director of research for The eLearning Guild, Jane Bozarth. It’s hard to choose just one item from her Nuts and Bolts blog, so we’re linking you to all of them and letting you decide. You won’t be disappointed.

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What’s in a business case?

A solid business case is essential to showing why your proposed solution is a good investment to decision-makers. A business case should include: An executive summary An introduction and context around why you are proposing the solution—what is opportunity? The overall goal and SMART objectives (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, time-bound) How the solution will benefit […]

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Cognitive bias and faulty judgement

Wikipedia defines cognitive bias as “a systematic pattern of deviation from norm or rationality in judgment. Individuals create their own ‘subjective social reality’ from their perception of the input.” Visual Capitalist’s Jeff Desjardins writes about cognitive bias and how an individual can make faulty judgements because of: Information processing shortcuts The limited processing ability of […]

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