It’s easy to assume that successful leaders and famous innovators owe their success to consistently making the right choices and avoiding failure. However, in reality many famous success stories have had a firm grounding in failure; Henry Ford’s first two companies failed before he finally built his automobile empire and Read more…
What is a Learning Needs Analysis (LNA) and when/why do you need one?
There are a few terms in our business that lend so much mystery and specialness to what is in effect the very simple business of developing people, ‘doing an LNA’ is one of them! It’s really simple when you break it down, though and conducting a Learning Needs Analysis is the start point to any effective learning and development strategy.
Put simply, a LNA is a way of
a) identifying the skills and knowledge needed to meet your business goals and
b) identifying any gaps in that knowledge or skill set that the people in your business might have. A LNA aims to answer three questions:
1. What does your business need?
2. What can your people do?
3. Where are the gaps?
If there’s one thing that your management training to date may not have prepared you for, it’s how to deal with ‘disruptive’ talent… people such as Sir Richard Branson. Yep, the Virgin founder recently admitted in an interview with BBC World Business that he possibly wouldn’t be the easiest employee Read more…
Given our own extensive leadership training, here at Cerulean we are always interested in the latest thoughts on leadership and our attention couldn’t help but be captured by one recent article that appeared on the TrainingZone website. An excerpt from a new book by leadership and learning expert David Kay, Read more…