The Integrated Talent Development Manifesto

We first published The Integrated Learning Manifesto in October of 2011. Since then, I’m proud to see that our predictions of nearly three years ago are suddenly gaining traction. Corporate learning is clearly moving away from “training” and toward Integrated Talent Development. Even the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) recently announced a brand reboot as the Association for Talent…

Employee Engagement: Steal from Marketing, Part 2

In Part 1, I introduced the “7 Ps” that comprise today’s Marketing Mix, and made a case for calling on the Ps to capture the hearts and minds of employees when rolling out a strategic enterprise initiative. Large-scale initiatives require enhanced communication and change management in order to succeed. The world of marketing gives us…

Employee Engagement: Steal from Marketing, Part 1

Communication and training are an important component of successfully rolling out a large scale strategic enterprise initiative. If you aren’t using these these touch points to also boost employee engagement, you are missing a golden opportunity. Recently, we have been experimenting with ways to use marketing strategy to increase learning effectiveness and support enterprise strategy.…

Searching for Success: It’s the Environment!

In an earlier blog article, we discussed how factors that affect performance can be either “environmental” (coming from the business or company environment) or “individual” (coming from within people—skills and knowledge are the two best examples). While really great performance comes from addressing all factors, we’ll start by talking about the “Environmental Factors” first.