Business savvy and consulting skills for the modern L&D professional

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.

Lightbulb Moment

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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About pauldrasmussen
Paul is the winner of the 2013 Leadership in VET Quality Award and the 2013 LearnX Learning Manager of the year award. A Thought Leader and Speaker on Organisational Learning, Professional Development, Motivation, Leadership, Management and Professional Ethics, he speaks widely and has published work on the areas of Learning and Development, Learning ROI, Business, Management, Leadership and Ethics. With Qualifications in Ethics and Bioethics, Organisational Learning and Development, Training, and Business Management and Leadership, Paul has worked in and with a wide range of public, private, government and not for profit organisations. He is currently the National Training Manager for Spectrum Training and the principal consultant with Rasmussen Learning. Specialties: • Organisational Learning and Development • Ethics (Business, Professional and Theoretical) • Learning Management and ROI • Professional Speaking • RTO Management • E-Learning • Management • Leadership • Learning Management Systems

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