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L&D news round-up: 7 Aug 2014

7th Aug 2014
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News round-up time. Have a look at these stories from around the worldwide web.

Skills gap leaves UK vulnerable to cyber attack, says business - Financial Times

With all these stories appearing about skills gaps, maybe businesses and local councils should have listened to L&D departments a bit more over the last couple of years?

How high-performance computing can break through the skills barrier - Information Age

Getting better...

£10m technology centre aimed at helping to fix city’s skills shortage - The Yorkshire Post

More of this please.

The Learning and Development Revolution We Need to Have - The Association for Talent Development

'Culture eats strategy for breakfast'. Nice piece from Clark Quinn for the old ASTD.

What Great Leadership Training Does Now That It Didn't 10 Years Ago - Forbes

Good piece from Forbes with some nice takeaways too.

Coming soon: A way for your boss to track your every move - Chicago Tribute

The dystopian side of wearable tech.

Coaching v mentoring: what works best for teachers? - The Guardian

Guardian blogs separates the two disciplines.

UK adults prefer using gadgets to sleeping -

How to spin some average stats into a news story. But 'people spend marginally more time at work than they do in bed' wouldn't have had the same impact.


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