Can mobile learning contribute to business results?

It’s always great to see when L&D professionals make an effort to find data-based evidence for the effectiveness of various training and development initiatives. One day, Fuse, a digital learning tool provider (no, not LMS, but a totally different approach) joined forces with the AI Center of University College London to work for Carpetright, an international retailer with 420 outlets and 3000 employees. They wanted to find out if digital learning results in measurable performance improvement in sales.

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You can make magic with 4 hours per employee invested

Recently, I have read First, Break All the Rules by Marcus Buckingham one more time, where the author shared the results of several extensive Gallup research projects. In one of them, 80.000 managers were interviewed, many of whom led an organisational unit that significantly stuck out from the crowd in a bunch of relevant performance indicators.

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The next milestone in digital leadership development

It was four years ago when Dora Solymar (then Leadership Development Manager at Telekom, local subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom) came up to us and asked if we would be interested in developing a mobile application for mentoring. She dreamt of a mobile tool that could support their managers as a kind of a digital mentor in their actual people management challenges on the spot.

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Act2Manage: a powerful Leadership Development application

When we think of the impact leaders make in an organization, it is not what they say or think that matters, but what their subordinates actually do. If a team is underperforming, the need is articulated to develop its manager. Many cases smart buzzwords, spectacular training sessions or a never-proved-but-extremely-well-sounded-flash-experience is where the story ends.

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Research Study: Breakthrough in leadership program participant engagement

At last, we have the data! But before sharing our research results with you, I would like to offer some background information and context. For over a decade, we have been dedicated to find ways how we can influence managers to change their people management habits for the better, benefiting their subordinates, the company and themselves at the same time. HR professionals and even training providers have had to observe with disappointment that neither business school programs, nor corporate training events were successful in igniting lasting behavioural change.

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Motivation with Punishment? – 4 Questions and Answers

I often get the question from leadership development program participants if people can be motivated by punishment. I thought it would make sense to put together a self-interview here to share my own experience as well as related thoughts coming from my leadership and psychology readings.

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