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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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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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English

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Episodes

305 – Reimagining how we work

8/2/2022
Rather than defaulting to pre-pandemic habits, or continuing with pandemic arrangements, we now have an ideal opportunity to rethink how and where we work. This week on The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Nahdia and Gemma talk to Gem Dale, author of How to work remotely, about working well, in and out of the office. We discuss: In ‘What I Learned This Week’, Nahdia told us why some houses in Amsterdam are so narrow amsterdamhangout.com/why-do-houses-in-amsterdam-are-so-narrow/ Gemma mentioned an...

Duration:00:30:24

304 – The seductive allure of neuroscientific podchat

7/26/2022
People are more satisfied by explanations that contain neuroscientific jargon and images. Why? Because dopamine fires up the hippocampus, and that’s a fact! (Warning: It’s not.) This week on The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Owen and Ross G are separating fact from fiction as we discuss neuroscience with Amy Brann, author of Make Your Brain Work. We discuss: The meaning of neuroscience (as a discipline vs in popular media) The relevance of neuroscience for HR and L&D Practical insights...

Duration:00:38:29

303 – Psycho-metrics, Qu'est-ce que c'est?

7/19/2022
Who knows why anyone does anything? Well… people who craft psychometrics claim that they can answer this question. And this week on The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Owen and Ross G are going to find out how! We’re joined by Lucie Ilbury, a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and Head of Client Enablement at Sova Assessment. We discuss: In ‘What I Learnt This Week’, Owen shared that decisive people are no more accurate than doubters:...

Duration:00:40:19

302 – What’s the story with stories?

7/11/2022
Since the dawn of history, people have been telling stories. Obviously, because the recorded history we have is in the format of a story. Now Ross Garner, Ross Dickie and David from the Mind Tools L&D Podcast crew are applying that technique to learning. We discuss: The benefits of storytelling for learning Examples of effective storytelling at work During the discussion, Ross Garner discussed an article from The Guardian. You can read it here:...

Duration:00:38:36

301 – Managers Matter: Feeling the squeeze

7/5/2022
Our mental wellbeing can depend in part, on our role at work. How do stress levels of colleagues, managers and directors compare, for instance? What is it about those roles that influences stress levels? In this week's episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Emotion at Work’s Phil Willcox shares the findings of his latest research report “Managers feel the pinch”. We discuss: You can find out more about Emotion at Work at emotionatwork.co.uk To check out Phil's report, see:...

Duration:00:45:14

300 – Celebrating live from London!

6/28/2022
In our 300th episode of The Mind Tools L&D podcast, we are LIVE from London! Owen, Nahdia and Gemma were joined by two special guests, Julie Dirksen and Phil Willcox, and a live studio audience buzzing after Day 1 of the Learning Technologies 2022 conference and exhibition. There was something for everyone! We spoke about: Perspectives on the LT conference and exhibition Designing learning for complex skills The mental health challenges that managers face We also heard what our...

Duration:00:54:03

299 – How can we embed learning in our workplaces?

6/21/2022
We’re all familiar with one-off learning events like e-learning modules, workshops and virtual classrooms. They’re common because they’re logistically easier for everyone, but how we can adapt these to embed learning after the event? To discuss, Ross G and Owen are joined by Paul 'Westy' Westlake, Digital Director at PeopleUnboxed, and host of the PeopleUnplugged Podcast. We discuss: Show notes During the discussion, Ross referenced the work of Immersive Interactive:...

Duration:00:43:06

298 – How can L&D promote an anti-racist workplace?

6/14/2022
Back in episode 279 of this podcast (February 1, 2022: ‘Why work is the ideal place to talk about race’), we spoke with authors Margaret Greenberg and Gina Greenlee about their book The Business of Race. But while we talked extensively about personal experiences and inner work, we didn’t have a chance to dig into what L&D can do to promote an anti-racist workplace. So this week on The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Margaret and Gina are back with Ross G and Nahdia to discuss: Show notes Find out...

Duration:00:41:57

297 — Can gamification level up our learning?

6/7/2022
Gamification promises fun activities, increased user engagement and – ultimately – better workplace learning. But do points and badges really make a difference? In this week's episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Ross G, Sean, Tracey and podcasting n00b Sam Brown tackle this issue. We discuss: Find out more about Twitter Data Dash at: https://twitterdatadash.com/ For more on gamification, including examples, see: comhttps://www.gamify.com/what-is-gamificationGrowth...

Duration:00:38:47

296 — Effective hybrid working

5/31/2022
There are more and more people working in a hybrid way. What does this mean for how we meet, develop relationships and support learning? In this week's episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Gemma T and Owen explore these questions with HR for Hybrid Working author and Director of Epic HR, Gary Cookson. We discuss: You can find out about Gary at: epichr.co.uk/ Gary's book is now available to buy: koganpage.com/product/hr-for-hybrid-working In WILTW, Owen talked about research...

Duration:00:38:50

295 — How do we prevent burnout

5/24/2022
Why is chronic stress, or burnout, on the rise? Who suffers the most? Is it an individual or an organisational problem? In this week's episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, author Jennifer Moss speaks to Gemma and Ross about the problem of burnout. You can find out more about Jennifer's work, and her book The Burnout Epidemic, at jennifer-moss.com In ‘What I Learnt This Week’, Ross told us about Shakespeare's missing skull ...

Duration:00:42:06

294 — Developing a digital mindset (for non-digital folks)

5/17/2022
What is a digital mindset? Why is it important? And can non-technical people really contribute in digital roles? In this week's episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Ross D and Ross G explore these questions with researcher, consultant and author of Digital Mindset, Dr Paul Leonardi. We discuss: The Digital Mindset: What It Really Takes to Thrive in the Age of Data, Algorithms, and AI, by Paul Leonardi and Tsedal Neeley, is available now. In 'What I Learned This Week', Ross D shared a...

Duration:00:42:11

293 — How to grow your people

5/10/2022
Why is it so difficult to start something new and stick with it? How do we gain and maintain momentum? And why do we tire of what we're doing? In this week's episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Ross D and Ross G explore these questions with Smart Growth author and disruption theorist Whitney Johnson. We discuss: Find out more about Whitney at: whitneyjohnson.com The Disrupt Yourself wth Whitney Johnson podcast is on Spotify at: open.spotify.com/show/7cn2cgc34znzwPkkwH58sQ The Grieg...

Duration:00:37:04

292 — Choosing the right intervention

5/3/2022
Interactive checklists, immersive VR games, bitesized elearning and so many possibilities in between. Learning designers are spoilt for choice when it comes to interventions. How to choose the "right" one? Gemma, along with Tracey, Sean and David from the Mind Tools Custom team discuss: In 'What I Learned This Week', Sean referenced the tinniest mammal, the bumblebee bat. You can read more about it here: guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/70467-smallest-mammal David's nifty keyboard...

Duration:00:34:51

291 — What's the value of values?

4/26/2022
What are your organisation's values? How were they shaped? And what impact do they have on your future? In this week's episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Ross G and Ross D discuss these issues with speaker, consultant and author Nathalie Nahai. We discuss: For tickets to our live show in London, on the evening of May 4, see: eventbrite.co.uk/e/live-show-mind-tools-300th-podcast-episode-tickets-315236830847 For more on the 'Theory of Basic Human Values', see:...

Duration:00:40:31

290 — The world of learning has changed

4/19/2022
How and where have people been working over the past 12 months? What barriers to learning have they faced? And how have perceptions of workplace learning shifted? These are the kind of questions we're exploring on this weeks episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, as we dig into this year's 'Learner Intelligence' report. Ross G, Owen and our own Dr Anna Barnett discuss: The 'Learner Intelligence' report will be available from mindtoolsbusiness.com next week. For tickets to our live show in...

Duration:00:41:00

289 — Live from the Metaverse: VR for learning

4/12/2022
In a first for The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, we are coming to you this week LIVE FROM THE METAVERSE. Gemma, Mike, Jonathan and Claire met in Horizon Workrooms to discuss: The VR experiences discussed were: Richie's Plankoculus.com/experiences/quest/1642239225880682/bodyswaps.coans.org/news/article-3164/virtual-reality-in-the-nuclear-communityToo Much Information autism.org.uk/shop/products/merchandise/too-much-information-virtual-reality-headsetvirtualspeech.com In 'What I Learned This...

Duration:00:39:06

288 — Who needs learning outcomes, anyway?

4/5/2022
In this podcast, you'll learn: But seriously, this week join Ross D, Ross G, Tracey and Sean as they explore the characteristics of good learning outcomes and their connection to business objectives. For more on this topic, see Dr Will Thalheimer's blog 'Rethinking Instructional Objectives': worklearning.com/2013/05/13/rethinking-instructional-objectives/ For more on 'advance organizers', see: Gurlitt, J. (2012). Advance organizer. Encyclopedia of the sciences of learning, 148-151. Online...

Duration:00:33:48

287 — What will be hot in workplace L&D in 2022?

3/29/2022
What are L&D practitioners excited about in 2022? Will we be drawn to bright, shiny objects like skills-based talent management? Or will we continue to focus on the lasting impact of Covid-19? This week on The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Ross D and Owen are joined by Donald Taylor to discuss the results of this year's Global Sentiment Survey. We cover: To find out more about the Global Sentiment Survey, head to Don's website: ...

Duration:00:34:09

286 — Can you grow your curiosity?

3/22/2022
Is curiosity a trait that we have, or a muscle we can build? To find out, Owen and Ross G are joined this week on The Mind Tools L&D Podcast by Stefaan van Hooydonk of the Global Curiosity Institute. We discuss: For more from Stefaan, including access to his free diagnostic, visit: globalcuriosityinstitute.com In 'What I Learned This Week', Ross shared fun Mad Hatter facts from the 'Killer Fashion' episode of podcast The Rest is History:...

Duration:00:34:38