Hope as the leadership competence for a growth culture

Is hope the driving competence that energises everything else?  Or, when we lose hope for improvement in the future do we then unconsciously put aside this opportunity? I run into this question during executive workshops where I notice that some participants indicate towards the end that they think it’s great, but nothing is going toContinue reading Hope as the leadership competence for a growth culture

Coding or dancing what does it matter for future employability.

Guest blog by Farah Van Bulck It may sound strange when I say that you might equally prepare your children for the future by sending them to dance classes or code camp.   Why do I say that? From experience as a dancer who started dancing when I was four and went to a CoderDojo whenContinue reading “Coding or dancing what does it matter for future employability.”

Are digital skills overrated to thrive in the future?

The debate surrounding the digital skills gap has accelerated in recent years. However, depending on how the digital divide is perceived and which drivers are leading the debate, our focus might take a different direction. Only when we understand this and speak the same language we can propose solutions. And, those might have nothing toContinue reading “Are digital skills overrated to thrive in the future?”

Training vs Learning

Recently a friend asked me about my profession as I changed my LinkedIn tagline to “Lean and Social Learning” expert. Apparently still many people active in L&D believe that their job is to “train” people in order to make them successful in their job. Do they not realize that when you train people the odds are big that they don’t learn at all, moreover that they will not change the way they perform their jobs?

Building Corporate Culture with Social Learning in 5 Moments of Need

Recently I was asked for a keynote speech on social learning and a debate on the topic afterwards. Two questions where prominent and remained unanswered for me that evening. I will try to elaborate on those questions in this blog.

Why social learning amplifies lean learning

Organizations are always looking for ways to cut costs and improve their bottom line. Learning and development is one of the departments taking a large chunk of the resources and therefore under constant pressure to find more cost effective ways.