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. 1: We never get a seat at the table.

09/26/2018 JD Dillon

While every organization and industry is unique, there is a consistent set of issues that I seem to encounter over and over that fundamentally reduces the impact of L&D efforts. We need to get these issues resolved before we can

No. 3: We need this done tomorrow!

09/25/2018 JD Dillon

While every organization and industry is unique, there is a consistent set of issues that I seem to encounter over and over that fundamentally reduces the impact of L&D efforts. We need to get these issues resolved before we can

No. 4: We don’t have time for learning.

09/24/2018 JD Dillon

While every organization and industry is unique, there is a consistent set of issues that I seem to encounter over and over that fundamentally reduces the impact of L&D efforts. We need to get these issues resolved before we can

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

Every company is bad at onboarding

08/09/2018 JD Dillon

OK, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration. But it seems like every company is always in the process of revamping its onboarding process. Frankly, I’m not surprised. When I ask L&D pros about their onboarding practices, I get a

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

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