Every year there are new themes emerging in learning and development. Shortly after the 2008/9 crisis hit, everyone wanted 'Finance for Non-Financial Managers' type courses. Strategic Thinking also became a big topic there for a while. You couldn't walk 15 feet through an office at that time without hearing someone using the word 'Strategic'.
A famous quote by John F. Kennedy goes “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” Even in this turbulent workplace where we’re expected to adapt to new situations without much time to acquire new knowledge, I couldn’t agree more with this quote. Simply being promoted or given a new title doesn’t turn us into leaders overnight. Rather, it is just the beginning of a long and crucial learning process.
Wouldn't it be fantastic to teach in many places at the same time? Or to have business meetings all over the globe without having to take a plane? Well – today that is possible! I had been teaching traditionally for many years when I discovered Skype. Skype is an excellent tool if you want to teach or coach a person who is located far away from you.