The posts in this category cover subjects L&D managers and other decision makers involved in business training might find useful or at least interesting.

The top 4 skills of successful leaders

The top 4 skills of successful leaders


The top 4 skills of successful leaders are, acording to a recent McKinsey research: solving problems effectively, operating with a strong results orientation, seeking different perspectives and supporting others. Although this one study does not completely answer the question of what leadership style organizations ought to nurture, it gives four very good starting points: focusing on developing these basic skills in their future leaders.

open organization

The 4 Characteristics of the open organization


The open organization is no longer the organization of tomorrow but that of today. The four characteristics of this type of organization are transparency, adaptability, community and inclusivity. People need to be heard, valued and give their best when the feel they are part of something important. Companies have to adapt, share and ensure easy communication and collaboration between its members.


How HR can leverage LMS software


For small HR teams or managers who don’t have access to learning and development professionals, maintaining a learning culture can be daunting. A learning management system (LMS) can help. HR can use these solutions to create, update, organize and distribute key training courses that enhance employees’ skills and keep them on the path to success. What’s more, they can also keep up with the trends in L&D.

360° learning environments

Immersive training with 360° learning environments


Immersive experiences are definitely trending. Corporate learning may seem like a long way from popular entertainment, but this field also needs to keep up with technological advances as the workforce is increasingly younger and more immersed into the digital world. Employing 360° training materials in training holds great promise for learning hands-on skills but the possibilities are also limitless where soft skills are concerned.

Meeting the needs of a global workforce through relevant multilingual training courses

Meeting the needs of a global workforce through relevant multilingual training courses


A global workforce need training too, and there are a few details that can make or break a training program for multilingual employees. Besides translating courses, localizing them, adapting them to the various cultural differences, the most important aspect when determining the success of a multilingual training course is its relevance and alignment with both individual and organisational learning needs.

faces of mentoring

Discovering 3 new faces of mentoring


Corporate mentoring is meant to aid both career development and talent management as employees acquire new skills and have a clear image of where they want to get within the organization. With the emergence of a new type of employee, however, the types of mentoring need to change in order to accommodate the non-traditional young adults. Read on to find out three new faces of mentoring.

leadership development for Millennials

On leadership development for Millennials


Although organizations are aware about the importance of growing internal talent to meet business needs, and make leadership development a priority, 36% of them say their leadership development practices are still below average or poor. Millennials are known to be overly eager to grow in their careers, yet very little effort seems to be put into their development.

science of teamwork

The science of teamwork and true leadership


Teamwork and collaboration are qualities that inevitably show up in any job description when companies publish ads for hiring new people. It’s every manager’s daily challenge to ensure the team is functioning smoothly but each chooses to go about it in different ways. In this article I will take a look at what scientists (more specifically neuroscientists) have to say about it.

Calculating the ROI of training

Why it’s important to calculate the ROI of training in order to ensure the L&D budget


It can be challenging to calculate the ROI of training but it is not impossible. Specific numbers can be obtained fairly easily, but if you are looking for numbers that are indeed impressive and will guarantee a generous learning budget, you’ll need to make sure that the goals of the training units are in line with the objectives of the company. This way, everybody is guaranteed substantial gain.

types of mentoring

How many types of mentoring are there?

E-learning, Managers

A real-life modern-day mentor could do wonders for one’s professional development and as such many organizations have started to recognize this and have established programs to aid younger employees get in touch and receive guidance from more experienced peers. But how many types of mentoring are there, and how can an L&D professional decide for the best option?