Dear C-Suite: We Don’t Do Training Anymore

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In 2012, Peter Aceto, the President and CEO of ING DIRECT – a Canadian bank with 1.78 million customers and over $38 billion in assets – delivered a speech where he waxed lyrical about being a social CEO. Two points come to mind from that speech. Early on in the talk, Peter said, “I believe […]

It’s Time to Revolutionize Corporate Learning

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I spend a lot of time thinking, writing, speaking and working in my own personal and professional venn diagram of: leadership development; social collaborative tools; and all things related to learning. One of those pillars — the learning space — is where I started my career. I owe much of what I have today in […]

The Connected Culture

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If you haven’t noticed, I’m a big fan of trying to create simplicity from chaos. That stated, I am more comfortable when a part of (or the instigator of) chaos itself. As Churchill once said, “to improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” Perhaps my own personal leadership style is one […]

Future of Work: Add Open Leadership, Enterprise 2.0, Connected Learning and Mix

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Mark Fidelman recently published a piece on Forbes entitled, “Microsoft’s View of the Future Workplace is Brilliant, Here’s Why“. I’m not sure if Mark wrote the title or whether Forbes editors were in charge, but it really doesn’t do the post justice. The second half of the piece is where the true brilliance is … […]

Shouldn’t We Just Best Buy Corporate Learning

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Best Buy, a renown electronics retailer perhaps better known for its khaki pants and blue shirt dress code, could be viewed analagously with that of an evolved corporate learning structure. Imagine that you’re at one of their corporate stores. What do you see when you enter the store? There she/he is, the greeter: “Hello sir, how are you today?” As […]