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Introduction to Instructional Design

Among the L&D professional’s core skills is the ability to design learning materials. But doing so for a diverse,…


December 4, 2019

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How to Manage Your People’s Return From Extended Leave

“The cost of poor health to employers is greater than the combined revenues of Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Netflix, eBay and Adobe.”


November 27, 2019

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Mind Tools in Australia: Lessons From the CHA Symposium

In October, Mind Tools was proud to sponsor the Catholic Health Australia (CHA) Symposium in Melbourne. CHA represents the largest…


November 20, 2019

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Cross-Cultural Communication Calamities and How to Avoid Them

“Give me a beer!” “Call me at this time!” I was shocked. I would have at least used a…


November 13, 2019

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The New One Minute Manager, With Ken Blanchard [L&D Insights Podcast]

Ken Blanchard conceived “The One Minute Manager” as a children’s book for managers. This was a brand new approach…


October 30, 2019

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10 Things Managers Should Never Say… and What to Say Instead

Do you think before you speak? See our roundup of the top ten things managers should never say to their team members!


October 16, 2019

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The Top 6 Learning Methods to Try This Month

To celebrate National Learning and Development Month, we’ve selected 6 powerful learning methods for you to try!


October 9, 2019

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Actionable Insights: Is Your Data Giving You Insight or Just Information?

These days, it can seem that “data” is the great solution to all the challenges our businesses face. Done…


October 2, 2019

Challenging Perceptions White Paper

Challenging Perceptions in L&D

As an L&D professional, you’ll likely have spent most of your career developing a suitable learning strategy for your…


September 25, 2019