Learning and Development: What’s Working Today

Based on hundreds of training and coaching projects over the last year, here are the top five trends I’m seeing in learning and development. Consider how implementation of these five ideas will ensure greater success in your personal or organizational learning efforts in the coming year.


Presenting Recommendations

To maximize your influence, talk in terms that other people understand and value. This video explains how to do that, and avoid the trap of talking too much about what you understand and value.


Analyzing the Presenting Problem

This video explains the challenge anyone faces when trying to influence someone else to change. That is, people often resist addressing the “real” issue.


How I Overcame My Fear

In this video, I recently told my story of moving beyond fear and insecurity at a Women Leading in Technology (WLiT) event in the Twin Cities. While the video quality isn’t perfect, it’s an honest public description of the anxiety that many of us face, and the mindset we need to grow.


Calling All Goal Setters

This animated video proposed an alternative goal-setting approach to S.M.A.R.T. Consider how D.R.E.A.M. may be more appropriate in an organizational setting where goals are often inter-related and require buy-in from others.