6 not-to-be-missed posts from October

october-706935_640Here are links to some of the posts and articles I shared on my Twitter account @C4LPT this month – with some quotes from each.

1 – 9 Critical Elements of Performance Improvement: Devlearn Session Recap, Jane Bozarth, BozarthZone, 30 September 2015

“In January 2014 my husband, Kent,  was diagnosed with a brain tumor.  The experience — from diagnosis to surgery to complications to recovery — served as an excellent reminder that learning does not happen in a vacuum, that “training” is rarely enough, and that learners are actors in a system with many moving parts. This session explored 9 key points of performance improvement in the context of Kent’s story.”

2 – The problem with best practices, Shane Snow, Fast Company, 15 October 2015

“Best practices don’t make you the best.They make you the average of everyone else who follows them”

3 – Everything I Know About HR I Learned From My Corgi, Jane Bozarth, BozarthZone, 15 October 2015

“Ok, I am not necessarily equating animal and human behavior. Except sort of.  Tongue mostly in cheek here.

4 – The best leaders are constant learners, Kenneth Mikkelson and Harold Jarche, Harvard Business Review, 16 October 2015

“As we attempt to transition into a networked creative economy, we need leaders who promote learning and who master fast, relevant, and autonomous learning themselves. There is no other way to address the wicked problems facing us. If work is learning and learning is the work, then leadership should be all about enabling learning.”

5 – In Leadership, Learning and Personal Knowledge Mastery, Tanmay Vora turned the post above into an infographic

6 – The productive person’s guide to serendipity, The Next Web, Rodolphe Dutel, 24 October 2015

“In the midst of optimizing our efficiency, can we also create time for chance encounters, adventures and wanderings? How can we focus on productivity, and still welcome serendipity?”

Finally, a reminder about my own blog post in October