Workforce Learning Newsletter

THE DEATH OF THE ANNUAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Some days I feel like Rip Van Winkle, waking from a long sleep to see the world changed around me. Unlike Rip, I haven’t been physically asleep but more mentally blocked, not seeing the subtle changes around me until I trip over them. One major shift that impacts my own business practice is what I shall call the personalization of organizational learning. (more…)

HOW TO TELL THE BOSS THEY SCREWED UP

One question that I am asked with great frequency is how to give negative feedback upward, to a boss or other leader in the organization. This is an important question on many levels. Organizational leaders are often bereft of corrective feedback because staff fear the leader’s positional power. If leaders either ignore the negative feedback or worse, retaliate with damaging consequences, the feedback pipeline dries up. (more…)