According to Brandon Hall Group’s Business Focus 2013
survey, leadership development is a top priority with regard to time, energy
and resources for more than one-third of organizations, and a critical business
focus for 18 percent of the survey respondents.
By Glenn Nott, VP & Managing Director, Asia
As the region’s Vice President
and Managing Director, I am honoured to be involved in
this, our 15th consecutive year of Perspectives, with other
passionate elearning advocates.
We’re pleased to bring you this guest blog
post is from Dr. Ian
Metcalfe, Director & Principal Consultant at Adaptive Learning. Dr.
Metcalfe will speak at 2013 Skillsoft
Perspectives Australia & New Zealand on August 21.
By Duncan Shine, Sales Manager, Skillsoft U.K. region
would like to thank all the participants in our inaugural summer Compliance CAFÉ
UK event for their energy, commitment and openness in making the event such a
McQuillan, Senior Product Marketing Manager Skillsoft® Books24x7®
Summer is a
time for enjoying vacation, beach trips and beautiful weather – all at once if
we’re lucky! One of my favorite summer activities is checking books off my
must-read list, especially those that have accumulated over time.
As Perspectives in our
Australia/New Zealand region approaches in August, we’ll share a reflection
from a customer that attended our Global Perspectives event in Orlando. We’re
pleased to bring you a guest post from Melissa Janes, Corvias Group.
By Joel Townsend,
Solution Consulting Group Team Lead, Compliance, Skillsoft
Legend says that Willie Sutton, the famous bank robber, was
asked by a journalist: “Why do you rob banks?”
Willie supposedly replied, “That’s where the money is.” Sometimes the
first and most obvious answer isn’t very insightful, although it can make for a
It’s human nature to stick with what you’re good
at, but is that the best approach for organizational leadership? Bringing with
him decades of experience consulting senior management and with an arsenal of
data captured from his leadership assessment program, Robert Kaplan warns
leaders of the dangers of overplaying their strengths turning them into weaknesses.
There has never
been a better time or more demand to show learning’s impact. The drivers of
change are here – constrained budgets, reduced L&D staff, increased
pressures from finance and a global talent crisis. Yet despite the change
catalyst these conditions evoke, many organizations are boxed into traditional
patterns that fall short of delivering meaningful business results.
Think employee retention and turnover rates are the ultimate
indicators of employee satisfaction? Think again. Just because John Smith and
Jane Doe haven’t handed in their resignation and headed for the door doesn’t
mean they’re happy.
Recent studies suggest that a significant portion of the
workforce is disgruntled.