The 10L Interview

10 Questions About Learning

The 10L interview is a swift snapshot of insights and views on the current state of the learning profession: what experts find most useful, how they see their work, who they admire – even mistakes they have made. And, of course, the impact of COVID. 10L interviews are posted as blogs (roughly) weekly. Previous contributors are listed below.

10L Contributors

Sophie Costin – 16/09/21 – Get out of that classroom (virtual or otherwise), understand game development to understand the future and learn from the might Lisa Simpson.

Donald Clark – 01/09/21 – Drop the fads and leadership training, understand the evidence of how we learn and get on board with the technology revolution. (Too much there to summarise in a sentence).

Viv Cole – 05/08/21 – How a train the trainer course diverted him from accounting, the importance of personal connection and the risks of taking project plans too literally.

Michael Strawbridge – 22/7/21 – On stage tragedy, lessons from the adaptability of retail and bring both Kenneth Williams and Alan Truing onto the team.

Nick Ribeiro – 15/7/21 – Lessons from parenting are not just for parents, be more business analyst and study the genius of Steve Gadd.

Hannah Gore – 11/6/21 – L&D should own it’s power, it should also adopt the language of the business and industry it finds itself in and be more Eddie Izzard in all manner of ways.

David Hayden – 3/6/21 – Enough with the happy sheets – please, missing the serendipity of the coffee queue and the wisdom of measuring twice and cutting once.

Michelle Parry Slater – 27/5/21 – Learning from parenthood, the need for real evidence in L&D and laughing with Robin Williams and Whoopi Goldberg.

Carl Hodler – 20/5/21 – Kandinsky’s point and line theory, L&D as the best industry to work in and failing fast and often.

Georgia Rooney – 12/5/21 – The possibilities and opportunities of drama in learning, the lessons of the football referee and the dangers of a poor brief.

Nigel Paine – 6/5/21 – Transformation on the Arctic seas, L&D still stuck in order taking and talking to Wittgenstein about work.

Ross Stevenson – 29/4/21 – Building your own PC, the benefit of unexpected shared experiences and working with Marcus Aurelius.

Mark Britz – 15/4/21 – Social design, doing things with people, marketing as social science in action and fixing old snow blowers.

Mark Berthelemy – 1/4/21 – The value of the space and permission to learn, also plumbing tape and placing criticism with care.

Cheryl Clemons – 25/3/21 – Less of the hating here too please, more Leonard Cohen and the benefits of extended collaboration despite remoteness.

Ross Garner – 18/3/21 – Why social science is valuable, remote working reducing silos and less of the negativity thanks L&D.

Sukh Pabial – 11/3/21 – The value of strategic thinking, Brene Brown and warning against false experts in the L&D world.

John Helmer – 04/3/21 – Marketing might not always be the answer, from punk rock guitar to Quincy Jones and L&D’s obsession with making up names.

Guy Wallace – 25/2/21 – Being agile in the 80s, the value of TQM and why you should always have a Performance Model Chart with you.

Joan Keevill – 18/2/21 – Earning a Masters Degree, being more generous to others, Matthew Syed and the tricky art of delegation.

Toby Harris – 11/2/21 – Learning to drive, the (overlooked) value of email, Rene Descartes and learning a language silently.

David James – 5/2/21 – Motor maintenance, learning form digital marketing, sticking to organisation priorities and Steve Jobs.

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