Determinism, Best Practice, and the ‘Training Solution’

Determinism is the philosophical idea that every event, including every human decision and action, is the inevitable result of preceding actions and that, given certain conditions, there is only one outcome. Nothing else can happen. Deterministic views of the world...

Compliance Training: does it really work?

Until relatively recently I’d bought into the argument that organising regulatory and compliance training is one of the important and necessary tasks for an L&D department. Virtually every organisation has regulatory and compliance requirements it needs to meet....

The Higgs boson of Training & Development?

Yesterday, scientists at Europe’s CERN research centre announced that they have found a new subatomic particle that behaves like the much sought-after Higgs boson, the ‘god particle’ (or ‘goddamn particle’). The discovery of this elusive,  ethereal particle...

70:20:10 – It’s not about the numbers, it’s all about change

Remembering Prof. Allan Tough (died 27 April 2012 aged 76 years) – a great man, a pioneer researcher into self-directed learning, a futurist, and author. Allen’s research was fundamental to 70:20:10 thinking. During the past 6 weeks I’ve had the pleasure of working...