Posts Tagged T&D
Recently, a well-respected workplace learning peer posted an interesting and conversation-inducing discussion about dealing with a ‘snake oil’ person within your personal learning network (PLN).
Personally, I found this blog post very insightful. I respect the message the post is attempting to communicate but a thought crossed my mind, “How prevalent is the issue of having a ‘snake-oil’ person in a PLN become?” It doesn’t seem to be a significant issue within my PLNs.
Since it is not an issue for me, I reflected on how would I define a ‘snake oil’ person within my PLNs? And, do they exist in my PLN or other learning environments I participate?
(Article initially published through ASTD Links Newsletter January 2013)
Underlying every business concern is a fundamental question all leaders ask, “What do we need to do better?” Ultimately, corporate survival depends on how well they can answer this question. At first glance this appears as a non-threatening question but it is a challenge to answer properly. If you don’t believe me, try providing a concise answer. Not so easy, right?
In a recent interview an industry-reporter recently asked me a couple of interesting questions that I thought I would share with you. The questions asked to me were, “What else would you do if you weren’t involved with learning? What would you improve about yourself and Your L&D Approach?”
I wanted to share my responses with you not to only demonstrate that I practice what I preach (more than other sector-experts claim) but to also to encourage you to self-reflect as well. It is truly a very introspective exercise and will help you to improve something as learning professionals we are expected to do.
So, here are my answers. Read the rest of this entry »