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Some things learned in five years of freelancing

A habit formed over the last year of describing my freelance career as being four years old. In conversation last week, a correction was needed, it is now five years old. I am five years older. Blimey. This anniversary is a traditional moment of self-indulgence and reflection. In the spirit of that tradition I offer … Continue reading Some things learned in five years of freelancing

10L: Mark Berthelemy

10L: A few simple questions about how leading professionals see their work. About Mark: I started my career as a teacher – in both secondary and primary schools – and then moved into the private sector, spending the past 20 years designing and leading on technology solutions for organisations and projects where training was part of … Continue reading 10L: Mark Berthelemy

10L: Cheryl Clemons

10L: A few simple questions about how leading professionals see their work. About Cheryl: Cheryl Clemons is CEO of StoryTagger, the guided video storytelling platform transforming how people discover and share their most valuable workplace experiences. So, what do you do dear?  Describe your work to an elderly relative.  Well, of course, that’s a secret. Better … Continue reading 10L: Cheryl Clemons

Confusing the P’s of learning products

I threatened a couple of weeks ago to return to the theme of product management in learning. Specifically, to return to the problematic relationship learning teams can have with product management. Frequently, that problem is absence. There is no actual product to manage or there is no product management in place to create the most … Continue reading Confusing the P’s of learning products

10L: Ross Garner

10L: A few simple questions about how leading professionals see their work. About Ross: Ross is Head of Learning Experience at Emerald Works, leading the team who create custom learning content for our clients. He also hosts The Good Practice Podcast. So, what do you do dear?  Describe your work to an elderly relative. I used … Continue reading 10L: Ross Garner

Good digital products are not (only) due to technology

For a variety of reasons the theme of product management is on my mind these days. A range of conversations and threads of work have drawn me to it and held me there. In my experience product management is poorly understood in the learning world. There is a strong tendency to equate products with systems. … Continue reading Good digital products are not (only) due to technology

Welcome to the top table, L&D?

I reckon that I have been in the L&D game for about ten years now. In that time, the industry has consistently bemoaned its absence from the top table of organisations. The imperative to bring the people development agenda into the strategic realm of senior decision makers is a constant refrain and a constantly unmet … Continue reading Welcome to the top table, L&D?

In praise of digital rabbit holes

Since the first week of January, I have been wandering, falling and jumping head first into electric guitar rabbit holes. It started with the gift of a self-assembly stratocaster guitar kit. That took me into a “how the hell do I do this without making a clumsy mess of it” rabbit hole. From that first … Continue reading In praise of digital rabbit holes

10L: John Helmer

10L: A few simple questions about how leading professionals see their work. About John: John Helmer FLPI is a communications expert specialising in digital industries and emerging technologies, particularly in the fields of learning and education. His career includes many years working with and for organisations including Lumesse, Capita, Epic, LINE, Semantico, Towards Maturity, Ufi/learndirect, Kineo, … Continue reading 10L: John Helmer