Here at Pract.us, we’re dedicated to making life easier for human resources managers, learning and development professionals, and business leaders. As a result, we regularly post useful articles and advice from other thought-leaders each week.
Enjoy and let us know what you think or what topics you’d love to see here.
Prescription for Career Sustainability: Specialize, Then Specialize Again
Does the breakneck pace of change in learning technology and learning philosophies make you worry a bit about your career? This article has some great advice for seeing your professional development as a lattice rather than a ladder – build your toolset and you’ll secure your future, regardless of the direction it takes. Read more.
Creating Leadership Programs for Millennials
There’s a lot of talk about how Millennials hop jobs every few years, but many of them would stay for development opportunities. And the leading edge of this generation has the experience to start eyeing management positions. How can you get them ready to take the reins? Here are three practical suggestions that work with their priorities and values. Read more.
4 Habits of People Who Are Always Learning New Skills
Whether you’re trying to become a modern continuous learner yourself or trying to help your organization create a learning culture, here are some good habits to adopt. I particularly like the advice to focus on emerging skills. Don’t learn what you need today – learn what you’ll need tomorrow. Read more.
(And if you’re interested in making regular learning a bigger part of your life, here’s a nice bonus article about how to carve out the time when it seems like you have none. Read more.)
The 10 Commandments of Learning to Learn
This article reports on the keynote speech of Ulrich Boser at London’s Learning Technologies conference this February. He shares an excellent collection of advice that we can use to evaluate our current programs or weave into new offerings to make them more effective. Read more.
Who is Responsible for Learning Transfer?
I include this article not because it has great tips on helping people learn, but it could help all of us discover how to make our training more effective by both taking on the mantle of transfer and recruiting management to partner with us in employee development. How would you answer this question? And what’s the reality in your organization? Read more.