Learning Delivery

The Week That Was

Inject some knowledge into your last weekend in June with these top five stories from CLOmedia.com. 

1. How Microlearning Can Enhance Learning Credibility: Microlearning enables alignment and engagement in a way that solves the C-suite's greatest problems and makes it less likely learning will be cut when the belt tightens.

2. Making Competency Models Click: Heading in a new direction, YMCA of the USA launched its custom Cause-Driven Leadership Competency Model that became the foundation for the talent management process at the Y. Five years in, Y-USA has learned some important lessons when it comes to bringing a competency model to life for thousands of Y staff dispersed across the country.

3. Millennials Need Stronger Core Skills: The most educated generation is also the most disappointing as far as what managers need from their employees, especially where their soft skills are concerned, writes editor Ladan Nikravan.

4. For the Last time: You Can't Multitask: Productivity drops, the brain shrinks and people can actually die when we switch between tasks. So why do we still think our minds are equipped to do more than one thing at a time?

5. Are Millennials Prepared to be Leaders?: When Peter Drucker, the father of modern management, was asked who the greatest leader in America was, he responded, “Frances Hesselbein.” In this interview, Hesselbein tells us what makes a great leader and whether she thinks millennials have those traits.

On Another Note … 

Here's how much the best- and worst-performing CEOs got paid last year, from The Wall Street Journal. Read here.

Also, 10 skills that are hard to learn but pay off forever, via Entrepreneur. Read here

Finally, the point at which email becomes unproductive, thanks to this chart from Business Insider. Read here
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