Business savvy and consulting skills for the modern L&D professional
December 10, 2012 Leave a comment
This is a really good post from Lightbulb Moment. We need not only to be good business managers ourselves, but we need to connect strongly with the business we serve.
Learning and Development is changing. For a number of reasons and in a variety of ways. Aspiring and emerging L&D leaders are working hard to get L&D on the top table, to raise the profile of their roles, teams and what we all know L&D can and do offer the business. This is often a struggle in a variety of organisations. For some, the skills, behaviours and attitudes of its own staff are the thing stymying it: L&D staff capabilities are responsible for 51% of the success, according to CLC research. For others it’s about those in a position to make a difference not seeing what the economic climate means to business, or their direct reports not being able to tell the story that convinces them… Redundancies have been sweeping, hiring halted and all levels of the business need to prove their worth, none more so than L&D where
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