Category Archives: Social learning

The ultimate LinkedIn cheat sheet

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With Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn in the news, here’s a LinkedIn cheat sheet (from Leisure Jobs) that will help you quickly create the perfect Linkedin profile, maximise your online visibility, build your contact list or get contacted about a new job.

The Evolution of Workplace Learning in a SlideShare Timeline


I am often asked about the keynotes, presentations and workshops I give at different events around the world – either in person or online. Wherever possible I upload them to SlideShare, so that others can benefit from them too – although as I try to avoid lots of text on the slides themselves, this means it is […]

1,000+ Learning & Performance Tools


Looking for some new ideas for tools to support your work? Here are the links to the pages in my Directory of Learning & Performance Tools, which lists over 1,000 tools  in 4 main categories as shown below. Want to add or amend a tool’s details? You can do so here. What are your favourite tools for learning? […]

My pick of the best of May 2016


Here are my 5 favourite posts and articles from May 2016 taken from those I have shared on Twitter last month. 1 – Infographic: If Learning was water Infographic (right) made by Arun Pradhan, Learnovators, 4 May 2016 – Very clever! 2 –  Promoting Twitter for Professional Development – approaches and resources, Michelle Ockers, 16 May 2016 – […]

50+ things you think if you have an old workplace learning mindset


The difference between those organisations who are really moving ahead in the new world of workplace learning and doing things differently and those who are just tinkering with the traditional workplace training model is a new mindset. Here are 50+ things you think if you have an old workplace learning mindset compiled by my colleagues in the […]

Online Community Management (Workshop)


Next public online workshop runs: 30 MAY – 24 JUNE Setting up and running an online community takes time and effort. In this online workshop we look at how to support the planning, launch and running of an online community. Agenda This 4-week online workshop covers the following topics: Planning the community Launching the community […]

The Future of Work and Learning 2: Chatbots


In my previous post I looked at how I believe Professional Ecosystems are the future of work and learning, and how organisations (and L&D) might support them.  In this post I want to look at how individuals might make use of chatbots to build smart Professional Ecosystems, and how organisations might use them to provide intelligent […]

The Future of Work and Learning 1: The Professional Ecosystem


“Each of us is the center of the universe. So is everyone else.” e e cummings In my previous post I looked at the individual’s perspective of workplace learning and included a graphic showing how individuals learn at and for work in 10 main ways. Essentially, I was describing a Professional Ecosystem (PES) – a set of organisational and personal, interconnecting […]

Workplace Learning: The Individual’s Perspective

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A few weeks ago I published a series of posts that looked at how we learn at work and how to support these different ways of learning. This was a very L&D-centric view of workplace learning, with training at the centre and the outer – and larger – concentric circles containing the other ways of learning at and for work. In […]

“Never get sucked into the ‘company knows best’ approach to your career”


The quote in the title of this blog post comes from my favourite post in April 2016, When it comes to career. it’s up to every individual to stay relevant (Talent Management and HR, 25 April). Here’s a longer quote from that article. “The workplace of today is changing, and workers’ skill sets must keep pace […]