• In June, we went on the hunt to locate every English-speaking podcast about L&D that is currently being produced. We listed them all out, with links to iTunes, the producers, and a bit of data about the frequency and such. This resource wound up being a surprise runaway hit! Now we keep this list updated so that podcasts fall off when they are no longer being made, and new ones are added as they come to be. If you have a podcast focused on Digital Learning, L&D, Corporate Training, and you don't see it here, please say so. Last updated: December 30, 2017   Image (click to iTunes) Title (click to website) Produced by (click to about) Frequency, Start Date, Alt

    Jun 27,
  • Every so often, people ask us if we deliver Leadership Trainings here at Snap Synapse. My usual response never lands the gig: "As soon as someone can define what Leadership means within your organization and how you measure it, sure!" Strangely, no one ever wants to talk about that. To be honest, I don't really know why anyone would avoid the definition. I mean, if you're going to invest in something, don't you want to know what it is first? Don't you want to be able to say if it worked or not? While it might be slightly uncomfortable to lean in to the question of what Leadership actually is, the payoff should more than justify the temporary awkwardness

    Jun 23,
  • Adding Training can add knowledge, skills, and behaviors. As such, it's a great way to solve additive problems. "We need more of this!" "Do that faster!" "Do that thing better!" Training can help us do this. But the one thing that adding adding Training can never do is subtract knowledge, skills, or behaviors. Adding Training does not remove knowledge, skills, or behaviors. That's because any added information has to either fit within our existing mental model (easier) or overwrite it (harder). Anything that doesn't fit/change what we know what we already know just gets dropped. Such new information not be retained. As I've written about before, you can train all you want but learning ain't gonna happen. The point I'd

    Jun 17,
  • Do you listen to any podcasts for our industry? If so, which ones? I'm assembling every current English-language L&D podcast that there is, and pulling them into one unified list. I'll then share this list with every who contributed. Why? Because I like listening, and I like community. I don't know about you, but I find that working in this field can be a bit lonely and frustrating at times. No one really cares like we do. If they even understand what we do. And how much fun is it to answer the question "So what do you do...?" at social gatherings? Yeah, you know how it is. Sometimes I just want to hear how others in Learning & Development

    Jun 12,
  • Simple is marvelous place that you really can inhabit. Yes, you too can get there. Oftentimes, the only thing that it takes to get from here to there is to give up the things that complicate our lives. Yeah, so like most simple things, this is easier said than done. Nobody ever said simple was easy! (Well, okay, maybe somebody did. But they were simply wrong!) Here are some tips to make "simple" a little easier: 1. Forgo acquiring new tools Tools cannot make life simpler. Processes make life simpler. Tools can make the processes easier, yes. But the one thing tools will never fix is a bad process. So forget bringing any new tools into the mix while you're focused on simplifying something. Always

    Jun 05,

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