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3 Career ‘Must Do’ Resolutions!

Yup, another year over and the pressure of another year is upon us. To be honest, ringing in a new year is exciting but at the same time extremely intimidating.

Recently, on my regular radio workplace segment on CJAD800 Radio, my friend, journalist and talk-show host James Mennie (Twitter @jamesmennie) asked an interesting question. He asked, “Should you only develop your career skills and marketability to find a new job?” Regretfully, many people believe this and only act when they need or want to find a new job. Too many people polish themselves up when they are seeking a new job and coast in their current job.

The reality is that it really doesn’t matter whether you are starting your career or seeking career mobility the pressure is on to be better, smarter, and current on just about everything about your career and to be career marketable.

So, here are some of what I believe to be the most relevant ‘Must Do’ items for your career and professional development growth.

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Trends, Goals, and Professional Development….Planning for 2016

The 35th anniversary of John Lennon’s death just passed but his word remain…“So this is Christmas, and what have you done? Another year over. And a new one just begun.”

Yes. Another year is over and what have you done? If you are unable to fully answer this question don’t worry, you are not alone. The end of a year comes upon us quickly and it is often difficult to reconcile considering the promise a start of the year offers.

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The Real Business of Learning Evaluation

Thank you to Con Sotidis (@LearnKotch) and #OzLearn for inviting me to be part of their upcoming Nov 10, 2015 (8pm AEDT) Twitter Chat. I wish my L&D colleagues ‘down unda’ learn as much from my perspective as I expect to discover from them.

boss-hidingBusiness leaders place Learning practitioners under tremendous pressure to demonstrate that their learning efforts are worth the budget they allocate. This is probably one of the biggest challenges facing those involved with any aspect of workplace learning.

There are many reasons why learning practitioners are unable to connect their efforts with actual workplace applications. One that stands out is that learning practitioners focus on the “learning” rather than on how learning impacts business performance.

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