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How do you become a curator of wisdom? One word: Sofia

The research in neuroscience of how people think and learn has enabled a new technology that changes the “training paradigm” and allows companies to evolve their learning and development organization to one that is the curator of high value wisdom and knowledge. Some background: When businesses were small, the founders and key personnel took responsibility […]


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Turning learners into leaders

To some, disruption is a scary word. But to many, it’s a pathway to a better outcome. Did Amazon and Uber scare people when the companies started? Possibly. But the concept for these companies was based on forward-thinking ideas and both companies have changed the way their respective industries work. In my recent blog post […]


Making Promotions Work — Fast

Promoting someone is almost always a positive event for an organization. A person’s past accomplishments are recognized and a new opportunity is created for the person and the organization. It’s very exciting and energizing when someone gets a promotion. But newly promoted people often struggle with significant changes to their role and work. Many of […]

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Will investment in learning and development grow in 2018? It should.

As many of you know, investment in learning and development programs has, at best, stagnated since in the recession of 2008 and, at worst, experienced severe cutbacks. As we look ahead at 2018, the question is –- with what seems to be a more robust economy — is funding for investing in people in general […]


Cerebyte’s Sofia program helps speed leadership transformation

In an earlier post, I referred to a situation where a technical leader used our Cerebyte Sofia online learning platform to develop a best practice in just 1.5 hours. The situation that prompted this initiative is a real and common problem in a lot of organizations. Specifically, this organization recognized that the standard practice of […]


Effectively Re-Training Displaced Workers

Today, workers often need to learn new skills for increasingly technical jobs. Re-training workers who have been displaced seems to be an ongoing need. We shared some advice about how to manage effective re-training programs in this article that’s just been published in Training Industry. Check it out for ideas for your organization.


Innovation can be systematically developed with the right tools

  I recently read an article in the New York Times about neuroscience and innovation titled, “Eureka? Yes, Eureka!” The article starts off by disputing a quote from Mark Zuckerberg about innovation. In his quote, Zuckerberg states that innovation does not occur in a single epiphany but as a result of lots of hard work. […]


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Changing Commitment to People Development

Recently, I read two articles in the Wall Street Journal that presented an interesting picture of labor markets and organizations’ commitment to developing their people. The first article, “The End of Employees,” describes how many companies are shifting their work to “temporaries, contractors and vendors (TVC).” As the article states, this trend is “radically altering […]


Raising performance through mentally and physically challenging activities

I read a fascinating article called How to Become a “Superager” in the Sunday Review section of the New York Times. The article defines the term superager, which is a term coined by the neurologist Marsel Mesulam, as those whose memory and attention isn’t merely above average for their age, but is actually on par […]

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Learn from GE: How not to approach mid-career development

I read this post “How GE Trains More Experienced Employees” with great interest. Focusing on “mid-career” development is a useful and important topic. Very little attention has been paid to mid-career development, whether the people in question are new hires or long-time employees within a given organization. However, the lessons outlined in the post are […]