What if they don’t believe you?

05/19/2019 JD Dillon

Imagine you are the CEO of a large retailer. For your entire career, the L&D department has been that team that’s responsible for onboarding and compliance training. Sure, they were involved in a few big projects here and there. But

Stop piloting! Start experimenting!

05/09/2019 JD Dillon

Pilot. It’s one of our favorite words in L&D. And with good reason. How can you know a new idea will actually work in your organization unless you try it out first, especially when it comes to technology? We test

No one needs a Netflix for Learning

08/17/2018 JD Dillon

Employees don’t need Netflix.  We have a general fascination with explaining new ideas by comparing them with popular existing ideas. “My app is like Uber but for dog walking.” “Our goal is to become the Airbnb of lawn chairs.” While

Fostering the Habit of Everyday Learning

07/26/2018 JD Dillon

What activities do you do every day? What are those tasks that, if you don’t get to them on a given day, can make you feel incomplete? For me, it’s exercise. I’ve battled weight problems my entire life. Early in

The Fallacy of the Social Workplace

03/24/2018 JD Dillon

Everyone at work has a mobile device with a camera. So what we’re going to do is start a website where they can upload videos they take on the job to help them share their tips and tricks with the

5 methods of learning personalization

03/05/2018 JD Dillon

Personalization is the next microlearning. Let me explain. L&D is notoriously trendy. Every few years, a new topic will emerge and dominate the “thought leader” universe. We then see untold number of articles and conference sessions on said topic. Every

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