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The Mind Tools L&D Podcast

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The Mind Tools L&D Podcast is a must-listen for anyone involved in Learning and Development or Human Resources. The weekly show features regular appearances from the Mind Tools team plus special guests to get right to the heart of issues affecting the L&D and HR communities. From learning needs analysis and evidence-based practice through to the impact of technology on work and hot topics at industry conferences, you'll get critical insights into the world of work, performance and learning.

The Mind Tools L&D Podcast is a must-listen for anyone involved in Learning and Development or Human Resources. The weekly show features regular appearances from the Mind Tools team plus special guests to get right to the heart of issues affecting the L&D and HR communities. From learning needs analysis and evidence-based practice through to the impact of technology on work and hot topics at industry conferences, you'll get critical insights into the world of work, performance and learning.

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United Kingdom

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The Mind Tools L&D Podcast is a must-listen for anyone involved in Learning and Development or Human Resources. The weekly show features regular appearances from the Mind Tools team plus special guests to get right to the heart of issues affecting the L&D and HR communities. From learning needs analysis and evidence-based practice through to the impact of technology on work and hot topics at industry conferences, you'll get critical insights into the world of work, performance and learning.

Language:

English

Contact:

01312213100


Episodes

256 — Discovering 'Jobs To Be Done'

8/3/2021
'Jobs To Be Done' (JTBD) is a framework that can be used to define consumer needs and identify how to meet them. In this week's Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Ross G and Owen are joined by aNewSpring's Ger Driesen to explore how this can be applied to learning design. We discuss: Show notes Jobs to be Done, by Anthony W. Ulwick, is available as a free e-book at: jobs-to-be-done-book.com Clay Christensen's 'milkshake' explanation is on YouTube: youtube.com/watch?v=sfGtw2C95Ms This article...

Duration:00:35:21

255 — The MindTools Book Club: Noise

7/27/2021
We tend to assume that, faced with the same problem on separate occasions, professionals will typically arrive at the same judgements — doctors will make the same diagnoses, mortgage lenders will set the same rates, judges will hand down the same sentences. But is professional judgement really as reliable as we think it is? This week on the The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, the team discuss Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgement, the new book from Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony and Cass R. Sunstein....

Duration:00:36:55

254 — Social by Design: Revisited

7/20/2021
It's been 17 months since we last spoke to authors Mark Britz and James Tyer. Since then, the world has shut down - on multiple occasions - and many of us have been working from home on a long-term basis. In this context, how do we make organizations 'social by design'? Ross G and Owen are joined once again by Mark and James to debate. We discuss: Show notes Social by Design is available now. The audio version is available in the US and...

Duration:00:53:55

253 — One year on: How L&D leaders have responded to Covid

7/13/2021
Covid-19 has had a dramatic impact on L&D, super-charging existing trends and forcing learning leaders to re-evaluate pre-pandemic practices. More than a year into 'the new normal', how have perceptions changed within the profession? This week on the The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Ross D is joined by Gent Ahmetaj and Nahdia Khan to discuss our 2021 L&D Benchmark Report. We discuss: Show notes If you're interested in poring over the benchmark report in more detail, it's due to be launched on...

Duration:00:43:56

252 — Employee engagement: Are you listening?

7/6/2021
Lots of organisations use survey tools to listen to employees, or capture 'employee voice'. But then we hear that no action is taken, or leadership teams don't know what to do with the results. Is there a better approach? On this episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Ross G and Owen speak to James Anderson and Donna Hamilton from employee listening platform Peachy Mondays. We discuss: Show notes In 'What I Learned This Week', Owen recommended The Wheel of Time book series by Robert...

Duration:00:37:29

251 — Animation for learning

6/30/2021
Animations can be beautiful and mesmerising pieces of art. This week on the Mind Tools L&D podcast, Gemma talks to Selina Wagner, Creative Director at Ping Creates, and Ross Garner about how we can use this art form to create impactful learning experiences. We discuss: Show notes Gemma refers to 'Fantasmagorie' - the first animation created. You can watch it, along with other early animations, by exploring this interactive New Yorker article:...

Duration:00:44:25

250 (Bonus) — Gemma Paterson and Danny Seals: Full interview

6/24/2021
In the final of three bonus episodes to celebrate our 250th show, Ross G talks to Gemma Paterson and Danny Seals about product management. This interview was recorded for the episode: 250 — Documentary Special: What can L&D learn from product management? Find the full episode in your podcast feed. Show notes Danny commented that Spotify don't use the Spotify Model. He was referencing this post: agility11.com/blog/2020/6/22/spotify-doesnt-use-the-spotify-model Connect with our...

Duration:00:15:52

250 (Bonus) — Sukh Pabial: Full interview

6/24/2021
In the second of three bonus episodes to celebrate our 250th show, Ross G talks to Sukh Pabial about product management. This interview was recorded for the episode: 250 — Documentary Special: What can L&D learn from product management? Find the full episode in your podcast feed. Show notes Sukh wrote about the role of a product manager in L&D at: pabial.wordpress.com/2020/01/30/the-role-of-a-product-manager-in-ld/ Connect with our speakers If you'd like to share your thoughts on this...

Duration:00:15:37

250 (Bonus) — Myles Runham: Full interview

6/24/2021
In the first of three bonus episodes to celebrate our 250th show, Ross G talks to Myles Runham about product management. This interview was recorded for the episode: 250 — Documentary Special: What can L&D learn from product management? Find the full episode in your podcast feed. Show notes Myles has written extensively on product management on his blog, at: mylesrunham.com/tag/product-management/ Connect with our speakers If you'd like to share your thoughts on this episode, you can...

Duration:00:33:06

250 — Documentary Special: What can L&D learn from product management?

6/22/2021
We're trying something new! For five years, The Mind Tools L&D Podcast (formerly The Good Practice Podcast) has enjoyed a conversational format. Today, for this anniversary special, we thought we'd try emulating the documentary-style podcasts we love: This American Life, Freakonomics and Radiolab. So this week we're asking: What can L&D learn from product management? We're speaking to independent consultants Myles Runham and Sukh Pabial, as well as Venndorly founder Danny Seals and Legal &...

Duration:00:35:08

249 — Starting a career remotely

6/15/2021
Back in mid-March we spoke to Emerald Works' CEO John Yates and Frontline Pedagogy Lead, Laura Watkin, about their experience of starting senior roles remotely. This week on the Mind Tools L&D podcast, Gemma talks to freshly recruited team members from the same organisations - Emerald Works team member, David Sharkey and People Coordinator at Front, Simi Manik - on their remote onboard experiences. We discuss: Show notes Gemma's tomato-based factoids came from James Wong's book, How to...

Duration:00:34:18

248 — Forging a career in L&D

6/7/2021
As there's no set or prescribed route into or through a career in L&D, no two career journeys are the same. This week on the Mind Tools L&D podcast, Gemma and her guests, Zahra Clarke-Johnney, Digital L&D Manager at English Institute of Sport, and Mind Tools' very own Sami Chan and Nahdia Khan, consider how to best plot one's way in, and through our evolving profession. We discuss: Show notes In 'What I Learnt This Week', Sami talked about food production in the Victorian era. You can...

Duration:00:46:16

Farewell Good Practice, hello Mind Tools!

6/4/2021
In this 1-minute announcement, Ross G, Ross D and Gemma reveal some exciting changes taking place at Emerald Works. To check out our new-look website, visit: emeraldworks.com We'll be back next Tuesday as normal!

Duration:00:01:06

247 — Takeover special! How to podcast

6/1/2021
In this special episode, the regular Good Practice Podcast team have given up the microphone to Frontline's Laura Watkin, who returns to the show as guest host. Laura last appeared on episode 236, 'Working with strangers', and wanted an opportunity to reflect on her experience by leading a conversation with Ross G and Ross D. This episode includes some material we would normally cut, in order to provide a behind-the-scenes look at podcast production. We discuss: Show notes For more from...

Duration:00:41:32

246 — The surprising truth about innovation

5/25/2021
When we think of 'innovation', we tend to picture the bright ideas that people have in the bath. In reality, innovation is the product of hard work, collaborative effort and repeated failures. In this week's episode of The Good Practice Podcast, Ross G and Owen explore innovation with Alan Cabello, Senior Research Fellow and Innovation Lecturer at ETH Zurich, and founder of SparkWorks and Sparkademy. We discuss: Show notes In 'What I Learned This Week', Owen recommended Stephen Johnson's...

Duration:00:45:16

245 — The menopause at work

5/14/2021
The menopause might seem like a strange topic for a show about work, performance and learning - but half of the world's population will experience the menopause, and it does not take place around working hours. So, this week, Ross G is joined by Emerald Work's Katie Danes and Jamie Thomas, as well as Emerald Publishing's Erika Valenti, to share their experiences. We discuss: Show notes Katie wrote about her experiences at: mindtools.com/blog/working-through-menopause/ In 'What I Learned...

Duration:00:43:24

244 — The value of benchmarking

5/11/2021
How do you accurately measure the effectiveness of your learning and development function? Can you provide clear evidence that your team are delivering value for your organisation? And how do you compare to other L&D teams? If your answer to any of these questions is: 'I have no idea', then benchmarking might be a good place to start. This week on The Good Practice Podcast, Owen and Ross G are joined by Carrie Horvath and Gent Ahmetaj - the team behind the Learning Performance Benchmark -...

Duration:00:31:33

243 — Working with vendors

5/4/2021
If you work in L&D or HR and are looking to procure any kind of service, how do you know who to trust? If you work for a vendor or supplier, what approach do you take? On this week's episode of The Good Practice Podcast, Ross G is joined by L&D buyer Gemma Paterson and L&D seller Danny Seals to explore vendor relationships. We discuss: Show notes Some of the stats Danny referenced were taken from this infographic by Invesp:...

Duration:00:37:29

242 — The unspoken rules of work

4/27/2021
On The Good Practice podcast this week, we're speaking about how to get ahead at work. Gemma and Ross G are joined by Gorick Ng, author of The Unspoken Rules: Secrets to Starting Your Career Off Right. We discuss: Show notes To learn more about Gorick Ng and to order his book, visit http://gorick.com/ Or, you can buy a copy of The Unspoken Rules: Secrets to Starting Your Career Off Right via these links: US: https://amzn.to/3hYb6Sa UK:...

Duration:00:38:31

241 — Does diversity training work?

4/20/2021
Frequently criticised as box-ticking or virtue signalling by big business, diversity training has become a major talking point once again. Not least because of the resurgence of black lives matter last year, and the UK Government's recent - much criticised - report on race. So does diveristy training make a difference? And what do organisations need to do to drive change? On this week's episode of The Good Practice Podcast, Ross G and Owen are joined by D&I specialist Dana James-Edwards....

Duration:00:46:36