Continuous learning – a strategic necessity: Bring back the kid in us all!

If Human Resources -- and internal corporate universities -- are still busily creating trainings and seminars to help managers to come to grip with the inevitable digital transformation, as Brian Solis likes to say, the real issue is to find ways for learning to be happening in between those sessions.  It's not to say that…

What is the right leadership mindset for winning organizations today? The checklist!

In this era of fundamental transformation, it has never been more difficult to find the right leadership mindset.  As I travel around the world and work in different organizations, I see women and men trying to get to grips with the trifecta of problems: no time no resources no luck Ok, maybe that's a little…

What’s the link between creating a learning organization and building a great brand?

If marketing has had to adapt to a new digitally enhanced environment and adopt new tools and terminologies, I think some of the same ingredients to building a great brand can cross over with the creation of a legitimate and powerful learning organization.  Here's why! Marketing of the 5E’s In 2010, I wrote about the…

The Future of Learning – How should your company adapt and encourage constant learning?

Learning Organizations: New ways of managing As companies grapple with the effects and opportunities of the Internet, social media and the smartphone, internal organizations are having to adapt and transform to accommodate new ways of communicating, new marketing methods and metrics and, in sum, new ways of managing. An organization’s ability to learn and to…

The Brand University – How to make a sustainable, successful brand

“The Brand University”, an article published on the BrandChannel site.
The world of branding has undergone a very real revolution as far as both the consumer and the employee are concerned. The challenge that companies are now facing is how to adapt to several convergent paradigm shifts. To this end, brands might consider instituting a Brand University as a compelling way to accompany such a change.

Plain Training versus Learning & Growing – 7 key guidelines

It is my belief that continuing education in a company will be one of the distinguishing forces that sorts the great from the good brands. Great education is not just motivating. It is not just a way to improve skills and acquire knowledge. Great education is a fundament to creating a corporate “culture” and transmitting and living corporate values. If innovation, collaboration and fluid communication are vital for creating a successful client-centric organization, a training philosophy that is itself innovative, collaborative and interactive is a great way to set your company on a successful trajectory. Here are 7 important guidelines to making great education.