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11th Jun 2014

Meeting the L&D expectation of the millennial generation

Businesses must keep pace with the L&D demands of a younger workforce in order to retain top talent and improve performance, argues Al Bird...
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27th Feb 2013

Trend spotting and staying ahead

There are a plethora of opportunities out there to do well with learning, says Al Bird...
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21st Dec 2012

Learning Transformation & David Bowie

The pressures of change are unrelenting, says Al Bird...
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17th Oct 2012

Influencing peak performance at work

We can clearly appreciate that individual raw talent is just one part of the equation in realising ultimate potential, says Al Bird...
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28th Jun 2012

Expert or coach?

You need to know what is most appropriate for your specific learning need, says Al Bird...
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18th May 2012

Planting the informal learning seed

The key to informal learning is good gardening, says Al Bird...
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18th Apr 2012

Evaluating performance

We need to look at the way our companies or clients are measuring business success, says Al Bird...
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23rd Mar 2012

Is it time to get social?

Twitter is six years old! It seems hard to believe, but the social networking phenomenon celebrated its sixth birthday on 21st March 2012.
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16th Feb 2012

The business of games

Al Bird discusses how games can improve the performance of learning...
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11th Jan 2012

Email RIP - the future is collaboration

Banning email is a stark way to encourage online community development, says Al Bird...
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1st Dec 2011

Who you know... or how you network?

Social networking capability can be a matter of life and death, says Al Bird...
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19th Oct 2011

Olympic ethos

Al Bird shares his views on how the preparation of elite athletes can aid us in the workplace...
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21st Sep 2011

A 'back to school' lesson in learning

Like other parents at this time of year, my wife and I have just been gearing up for getting our children back to school. For many young people, there's a sense of anticipation and excitement about...
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17th Aug 2011

Emerging from the foxhole

Summer music festivals are a British tradition but sadly so too is unpredictable weather. As one of the 75,000 revellers at the recent Isle of Wight Festival, I can report that relentless rain...
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11th Jul 2011

Mending the shoes of cobblers' children

When was the last time you developed your personal skills? What made you do that? What do you normally do to improve your own performance? I've been reflecting on this as we're currently reviewing...
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26th May 2011

Lessons for learning from healthy eating

When it comes to grocery shopping, we all have different needs. If you're running a marathon, you'll have different nutritional requirements from someone who's trying to lose weight. Whatever your...
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26th Apr 2011

Gambling on diamonds in the rough

Lately, I've been posting comments and questions about social learning in an inspiring new online forum that's very quickly amassed a collective of over 500 L&D practitioners, consultants and...
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14th Mar 2011

Are training courses dead?

Has the death knell been sounded for the formal training course? I've recently enjoyed two new books, offering edgy ideas about organisational learning, which would have us believe that it has. The...
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8th Feb 2011

Why you can't ignore informal learning

Received wisdom suggests there are three ways to effectively help people develop: learning from experience (collaborative projects, stretching assignments, changing roles); learning through others...
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