Most-read TrainingZone articles of 2018

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Here's a roundup of the most-read TrainingZone articles and reports in 2018. Topics span leadership, soft skills, digital learning transformation, neuroscience and more. Check the list and make sure you haven't missed out on what your peers have already read!

Which TrainingZone articles grabbed the attention of L&D professionals in 2018? Explore our list of top 10 articles below...

1. How your management style can affect business growth
By Leona Barr-Jones, Operations director, Focus7 International

Leona Barr-Jones looks at how a manager’s style can create a positive impact on performance, productivity and profits.

2. Six steps to achieve real behaviour change at work
By Dan Hughes, JCA Global

Changing our behaviour is hard, even when we know what we want to change about ourselves. We have to recognise that desire to change is often not enough.

3. People management: why introverts make great leaders
By Leo Aspden, Executive Leadership Coach, Leo Aspden Coaching & Development

Introverts have the potential to be great leaders, but in order to bring out the best in them organisations need to provide the right executive coaching.

4. Machiavellian intelligence: the new emotional intelligence?
By Jonathan Gifford, Partner, The Human Energy Organisation

We readily accept that anyone who hopes to succeed in the modern workplace will need high levels of emotional intelligence. But there is another kind of essential intelligence that comes into play whenever the workplace situation becomes ‘political’.

5. Classroom training: why do we still run instructor-led courses?
By Robin Hoyle, Head of Learning Innovation, Huthwaite International | Senior Consultant, Learnworks Ltd

Why is classroom training still so popular in our technology-driven world? There are two key reasons – one good and one bad.

6. Embodied leadership: how to be comfortable with being uncomfortable
By Pete Hamill, Managing Consultant, Uncommon Leaders Ltd

To develop into more connected, purposeful leaders, we need to become more attuned to our emotional and physical responses to difficult situations. How do we go about doing this?

7. Why we need connected leaders to thrive in the fourth industrial revolution
By Drew Moss, Head of Leadership, Business Skills and Professional Development, RSA Insurance

Traditional leadership approaches still dominate businesses today. But to succeed in a disruptive age, we need to overhaul this outdated model and nurture a more progressive, connected leadership style.  

8. What’s the reality of digital learning transformation today?
By David Perring, Director of Research, Fosway Group

Digital transformation is coming to learning, whether you’re ready or not. A massive 71% of organisations are currently in progress with their transformation journey. Based on new research conducted in partnership with Learning Technologies, director of research at Fosway Group, David Perring, explores the reality of what that means for L&D.

9. Leadership: overcoming fear in the workplace
By Sue Paterson, Author and consultant, The Fear-Free Organization

A fearful team is less innovative and less likely to perform well, but how can a culture of fear be changed once it's embedded in a company? 

10. Soft skills: why digital technology is killing communication
By David Cliff, Managing Director, Gedanken LTD

Today’s ‘always on’ culture of instant communication is eroding our understanding of soft skills. "Good communication, like good cup of tea, requires the time and effort it takes to brew properly," argues David Cliff.

We also took a look at the five most popular articles within each quarter of 2018...

January - March 2018

1. Ulrich Boser: The 10 commandments of 'learning to learn'
By Becky Norman, Editor, TrainingZone

2. Machiavellian intelligence: the new emotional intelligence?
By Jonathan Gifford, Partner, The Human Energy Organisation

3. Is 'formal' informal learning the new shape of organisational learning?
By Ken Thompson, Lifelonglearner, Freedad

4. How to embrace the digital wave in L&D (report)
By Ashridge Executive Education | Hult

5. Content series: Building stronger and better-performing teams
By Lynn Scott, Leadership and Team Coach, Lynn Scott Coaching Ltd

April - June 2018

1. The 70:20:10 model - why workplace learning works (report)
By Docebo

2. Six neuroscientific insights that can help improve learning performance
By Becky Norman, Editor, TrainingZone

3. How training our managers to ‘listen’ reduced absence
By Deborah Astles, HR Director, Policy and Corporate Responsibility, Unipart

4. Why you need to stop focusing on efficiency
By Ben Morton, Leadership Mentor | Performance Coach | Keynote Speaker

5. Authenticity: How to be genuine when you present
By Tom Bird, Training consultant and conference speaker

July - September 2018

1. People management: why introverts make great leaders
By Leo Aspden, Executive Leadership Coach, Leo Aspden Coaching & Development

2. Classroom training: why do we still run instructor-led courses?
By Robin Hoyle, Head of Learning Innovation, Huthwaite International | Senior Consultant, Learnworks Ltd

3. Leadership and development: how to challenge preconceptions about yourself using the Johari Window technique
By Elva R Ainsworth, World-renowned 360 degree specialist, author and consultant Talent Innovations

4. Learning strategy: how to use neuroscience to get the best from your learners
By Jan Hills, Partner, Head Heart + Brain

5. What good leadership looks like in a changing world (report)
By Ashridge Executive Education | Hult

October - December 2018

1. Embodied leadership: how to be comfortable with being uncomfortable
By Pete Hamill, Managing Consultant, Uncommon Leaders Ltd

2. Why we need connected leaders to thrive in the fourth industrial revolution
By Drew Moss, Head of Leadership, Business Skills and Professional Development RSA Insurance

3. Workplace happiness in seven steps
By Emma Sue Prince, Director, Unimenta

4. Learning transfer: the difficulty with creating new habits
By Paul Matthews, Managing Director, People Alchemy Ltd

5. How to activate the potential of leaders by boosting their heads and hearts
By Carole Gaskell, Managing Director, Full Potential Group

 

About Becky Norman

Becky Norman

Becky is Editor of HRZone and Trainingzone, global online communities of people working in the HR and L&D industries. Becky works closely with leading HR and L&D practitioners and decision makers to ensure the publications offer a rich source of real-world insight and fresh advice to their audience.

HR and L&D professionals today must adapt to a complex mix of challenges caused by ongoing business disruption, technological advancements, a changing political landscape, varied employee needs and more. Becky aspires to make HRZone and TrainingZone the destinations for professionals to seek guidance, analysis and opinion on how to tackle these challenges and continue to deliver value.

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