Elliott Masie is a provocative, engaging, and entertaining researcher, educator, analyst, and speaker – focused on the changing world of the workplace, learning, and technology. Elliott is acknowledged as the first analyst to use the term eLearning and has advocated for a sane deployment of learning and collaboration technology as a means of supporting the effectiveness and profitability of enterprises. He heads The MASIE Center in Saratoga Springs, NY focused on how organizations can support learning and knowledge within the workforce. He leads the Learning COLLABORATIVE, a coalition of 75 global organizations cooperating on the evolution of learning strategies. On this episode, we discuss Elliott’s thoughts on Zoom fatigue (and what people get wrong about it), his take on the credentialing crazy, and his unique take on storytelling. We also discuss why Elliott thinks we’re in a renaissance for learning and development and how we can all better serve our learners.
Sara Canaday’s professional career spans 20 years including sales, leadership, and executive roles. She is the author of two books: You — According To Them and Leadership Unchained. On this episode, we discuss why people relate best to storytelling, how a change of scenery supports her creativity, and what she’s curious about these days. Additionally, she shares the importance of pace-setting and why she strives to be a “pace-setting leader’.
John Eades is the CEO of LearnLoft a leadership development company which exists to turn managers into leaders. He was named a 2017 LinkedIn Top Voice in Management & Workplace. He is the author of Building the Best: 8 Proven Leadership Principles to Elevate Others to Success and is the host of the Follow My Lead Podcast. On this episode, we discuss the importance of how you give feedback to build skills, how the best sales managers inspire, and how his leadership development work has changed (hint: it’s become more human). We also discuss his favorite ways to help sales managers teach salespeople and grow their skills.
Tina Frey Clements currently leads rpc, a consulting company that focuses on elevating the performance of companies by focusing on people engagement. Over her career she has worked with organizations such as The BMW Group on performance management, talent management, development, and training. On this episode, we discussed why, sometimes, failure is an option and what her experience was like joining rpc coming from HR at BMW. We also discuss the difference between training, coaching, and consulting and why it matters.
Bjorn Billhardt is the CEO and Founder of Abilitie, an award-winning leadership development company — the very company that produces this podcast! In a special live-recorded episode of the Learn to Lead Podcast, we discuss Bjorn’s origin story in business and how that first endeavor got derailed. We also talk about what brought Bjorn to focus his career in the education space, and the core purpose behind why Bjorn does the work he does with Abilitie and the Invited MBA. Additionally, Bjorn gives advice for early-career leaders who wish to grow their impact and discusses what he has learned from the Learning & Development industry during COVID-19.
In this episode, I have Rene Carayol, an internationally renowned keynote speaker who specializes in diversity, leadership, and culture. His clients include Google, the world bank, Barclays and IKEA. He has worked with Prime Minister David Cameron, Sir Richard Branson, and Nelson Mandela. His latest book Spike is leading the strengths-based revolution. I’m going to…