high impact learning

  • 10 tips to improve performance through learning

    If only we would have the power to look into a crystal ball and see the future. With regards to learning, I think that crystal ball would glow with brightness.

  • 5 practical pointers to apply 70-20-10 to talent development and management

    Two years ago a client asked me to build a talent development program that was strongly interwoven with talent management. One of their requirements was to adhere to the 70/20/10 mindset.

  • Do our regular talent management efforts really pay off?

    There are quite a few talent management interventions that we’ve started to take for granted, like talent pools, talent reviews and talent boards (Bryan, Joyce, 2007).

  • Een talentvolle missie

    Het is onze missie om talenten enthousiast, gecommitteerd en betrokken te houden, zodat zij niet zullen overwegen de organisatie te verlaten.

  • Five tips to foster talent, with the brain in mind

    I believe that some elementary neuroscience is an essential tool for talent development. Since 2010 I’ve been enthused and inspired by David Rock, who has made neurological findings incredibly accessible to leaders, managers, consultants and trainers. His insights form one of seven foundations in my programs for talent managers.

  • HRD’s untold story

    It’s the second day of the 2015 ATD, the Alliance for Talent Development’s annual International Conference and Exposition: “ICE, ICE”, baby. For the past five years the ATD CEO, Tony Bingham, has made a compelling case for mobile and social learning. His argument is compelling, his facts are straight, his delivery is exemplary. But, as the number of conferences that I’ve attended stack up, I get the feeling there’s an untold story behind the story we’re telling ourselves.

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  • Learning scientifies

    Attending the 2009 through 2014 global A(S)TD conferences, has been a treasure-trove of discoveries for me. So many keynotes and concurrent sessions still come to mind and I’ve followed up quite a few by reading articles and books. It’s been an enriching experience and this brings me to my third of four meta-themes I’ve uncovered in the past years: “learning is becoming a - more - of a science: learning scientifies”. Let’s meet up in Orlando, Florida, from May 17 to 20!

  • Learning to play soccer without a team

    Wouldn’t that be utterly remarkable: learning to play a team sport without a team? You wouldn’t want to inflict this punishment on any team player: "Come Pete, let me train you to play soccer against yourself, so you’re well prepared for next weeks’ match”. It is so absurd, so strange and at the same time it’s daily practice within our companies and institutions.


  • Learning to ride without a bike

    Remarkable, of course, learning to ride without a bike. You wouldn’t want to expose your kids to this: "Johnny, come, we're going to be taking you on long bike rides a few years from now, so here’s ‘no bike’, so you can get the hang of it." It is so absurd, so strange and at the same time it’s daily practice in our companies and institutions.

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  • Management Development met 0% training

    De Perfetti van Melle fabriek in Hoorn, net boven Amsterdam, is de thuishaven van de eeuwenoude Klene drop (mijn favoriet). Een aantal jaren geleden deed een fabrieksmanager het onmogelijke: hij bracht de fabriek in slechts drie jaar tijd terug in de zwarte cijfers.

  • Management Development with 0% training - a case-study

    The Perfetti van Melle factory in Hoorn, just a short drive above Amsterdam, is the home of the immemorial Klene liquorice (my personal favourite, I have to admit). Several years ago a plant manager did the impossible: he brought the factory back to black figures in just three years.

  • On a Mission

    It’s our mission to keep talents enthused, committed and engaged, so that they won’t consider leaving your company.

  • Put Talent First

    How does in-company training come into being, for the most part? Quite often the humble beginnings of our training start with somebody finding that expertise or capability is lacking in a certain area.

  • The future of learning is performing

    Jane Hart, thé worldwide social learning thought leader, introduced the catchphrase “the future of learning is social” a couple of years ago. When I had the privilege to meet her personally in 2011, I responded “ the future of learning is performing”.

  • The Learning Trap

    On February 12th I attended thepre-meeting for the annual global conference of the Alliance for Talent Development, hosted to perfection byNVO2and Rabobank.

  • The Power of Real-Time Feedback

    It’s a dreary and cold Tuesday a couple of months ago. I’m early, too early as it pans out. All lights at my client’s office are still out and the doors are locked.

  • The Single Most Potent Talent Development Intervention

    Ask any talented person what gave their careers a boost and they’ll never answer “a training or workshop”. Trust me, I’ve been asking this question since 2006.

  • Twee redenen waarom presteren de toekomst van leren is

    Jane Hart, dé wereldwijd bekende ‘social learning thought leader’, bedacht een aantal jaar geleden de pakkende zin “de toekomst van leren is sociaal”. Toen ik het geluk had haar in 2011 te mogen ontmoeten, antwoordde ik “de toekomst van leren is presteren”.