An Interview With Mike Sokol (pictured), Sr. Sales & Operations Training Manager, B2B, Best Buy At last month’s Sales Training Excellence Circle event, Mike Sokol of Best Buy led us in a lively discussion about sales methodologies—what they are, what they have to offer, and how to leverage them in our organizations. As a follow-up, […]

Starting your L&D career on the right foot is important. The habits you create early on tend to stay with you. Some habits strengthen your connections, personal growth, or expertise — i.e., your career — while others leave those things untouched. You’ve probably experienced moments when something you wanted passed you by. It’s not a […]

Staffing resource - Three photos of Fredrickson Employees participating in a meeting

Finding the right staffing resource is a fine balance of science and art. When you’re working with a staffing agency to help you find a contractor who meets your needs, here are three tangible things you can do to improve your chances of finding the resource of your dreams. 1. Talk to your vendor. Spend […]

L&D project communication

Whether you are managing one large project or many small projects, effective L&D project communication skills can help reduce your stress and give your project(s) a higher probability of success. New learning and development professionals typically learn project communication skills on the job, often through trial and error. Five experts shared their tips so you […]

Brandon Carson — the presenter at this year’s 2018 Learning Leadership Summit — and Ricardo Mejia wrote an article for ATD: Is AI Tomorrow’s Job Killer? Check it out! We’re thrilled to have Brandon Carson lead our Summit this year. He is the Director of Learning at Delta Airlines and author of Learning in the Age of […]

On May 17, Vlad Griskevicius (pictured above), chair of the Marketing Department, Carlson School of Management, led us on an engaging and humorous exploration into how social norms influence our behavior. Rather than just report to you on key points of the event, we thought it would be fun to have some of the attendees […]