How can we measure the impact of soft skills training?

This is the final post in a three-part series that explores soft skills, their importance, how to train people in soft skills, and the challenges to measuring such training efforts. We began this blog series defining soft skills, ultimately distilling their essence to things that humans do that machines can’t (or can’t do as powerfully). […]

What are soft skills, and why do they matter?

This is the first post in a three-part series that explores soft skills, their importance, how to train people in soft skills, and the challenges to measuring such training efforts. If you search for “soft skills” on Merriam-Webster’s free online dictionary, you won’t find an entry. Dictionary.com, meanwhile, defines soft skills as “desirable qualities for […]

Flash is dead. Here’s how to save your courses.

It’s almost time to say a collective farewell to Adobe Flash. By 2020, Flash will be unsupported, making it all but obsolete for your learning team and your workforce. While the general public has moved on and tech giants have almost completely phased out the program, the learning and development world is scrambling to ensure […]

How mindfulness training can benefit your organization

Mindfulness is the ability to be present without letting our surroundings affect us. According to Mindful, “The goal of mindfulness is to wake up to the inner workings of our mental, emotional and physical processes.” This week, Roundtable Learning is diving into how mindfulness training can influence job performance and satisfaction. Mindfulness is traditionally credited […]

Mind Your Es and Qs Part 2: Developing EI in Your Employees

Last week, Roundtable highlighted the psychology and main methods behind emotional intelligence (EI.) Today, we’re honing in on Daniel Goleman’s model of EI, which focuses on the strengths of “outstanding leaders.” In Goleman’s 1996 book “Working With Emotional Intelligence,” he writes that nearly 90 percent of a person’s success in leadership could be attributed to […]

Increase Employee Performance and Engagement Using a Strengths-Based Approach

People who know their strengths are able to act as more effective leaders. That’s according to Don Clifton, former chairman of Gallup, creator of CliftonStrengths and — as deemed by the American Psychological Association — the Father of Strengths-Based Psychology. We’re applying some of Clifton’s research to improve the workplace and increase employee performance and […]

Top Learning Trends for 2019

As 2018 winds down, we’re looking ahead to learning trends for 2019. Behold, the promise of smarter analytics, faster systems, and better performance solutions. Learning trends continue to incorporate immersive reality and gamification of both the platform and the content. We see an elevated focus on goal alignment, performance improvement solutions, and deep learning. Performance […]

True Immersion for AR/VR: Reaching Results in your LMS

Augmented and virtual reality are the ever-shiny tools that you keep hearing about at conferences and in industry blogs and publications. There’s a reason the learning community is eager to don a pair of goggles and see a new reality. Immersive technology has huge implications for learning. By the end of 2018, eMarketer estimates that there will […]