The Ultimate Gift Guide for Training Professionals

‘Tis the season for showing the ones on your nice list how much you care! From subscriptions to memberships, conferences, professional development books, and everything in between, there’s something here to make everyone on your learning list cheer (including a few freebies!). Whether you’re looking for holiday inspiration for your coworker or yourself — unwrap... View Article

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4 Leadership Certifications that Will Benefit You and Your Team

This timeless quote by Jack Welch sums up the right frame of mind for aspiring leaders perfectly — As a respectable learning and development professional, you will likely find a time in your career where it is in your team’s best interest (keywords here — your team), and consequently your own, for you to discover... View Article


5 Resources to Help You Cultivate Professional Development

While we can’t believe fall is already here, we are looking forward to the month of October because we are launching our newest staff augmentation division, Innovators on Demand™. You won’t want to miss out on this new way for learning leaders to augment and empower teams with Extra Hands You Don’t Have to Hold™. Until then,... View Article


19 Tips for the Best Professional LinkedIn Profile [PLUS 4 Bonus Tips]

More often than not, our LinkedIn profile takes the backseat behind professional development and daily work to do’s. When we sign off at the end of the day, the last task we want to tackle is updating our online portfolio. But whether you’re in search of work or comfortable at a job you’ve had for... View Article


5 Blog Posts to Help You Beat the Heat and #UnlockInnovation

If you are shocked that your calendar already says “August,” join the club! We cannot believe the summer is coming to a close, but until it’s over, we’re going to keep enjoying the warm rays and good reads. With all that fun in the sun, we know it’s easy to fall behind on the many... View Article


6 Top Books for the Learning Professional

We’ve shared our favorite learning podcasts and Ted Talks. Now it’s time to share the 6 top books for the learning professional! So often we are on-the-go and reach for our earbuds to multi-task these learning activities. But sitting down with a good book can have its fair share of benefits. If you stand to... View Article


12 Blog Posts to Help You Spring Into Summer

The rays are finally warm enough for laid-back weekends by the pool and summer nights at the beach. Anytime in between (at the work desk, of course!), you’re dreaming of each. With the turn of the season, it’s easy to only think about kickin’ back to relax with the perfect summer picnic plate in hand.... View Article


5 Cool Ways to Make Team Motivation Soar in the Dog Days of Summer

Are you feeling the heat this summer? When the dog days are far from over and talent shortages are soaring (like those warmer temps), the business world keeps on sizzlin’… and you might be left wondering — how can I keep my team focused and motivated? Not to mention — how do I juggle the overwhelming... View Article


7 Learning Podcasts You Need to Listen to Right Now

A couple years ago, we rounded up our favorite podcasts for instructional designers and learning professionals. To this day, it’s still one of our most popular blog posts, so we thought we’d revisit this topic and update our list. Quite a few new podcasts have rolled out since then, and now there’s a learning podcast for... View Article


What Should You Be Reading This Summer [+Quiz]

With warm rays on the horizon, you might be thinking about how nice it would be to pick up a summer read. Imagine it — poolside with a refreshing drink, lying out on a bright towel, and reading a good book. ☀ But what constitutes a “good book”? If you’ve ever picked one up only to be... View Article


How to Communicate More Effectively and Efficient

In today’s Tiny Topic, we’re giving you a helpful tip that makes the world go ‘round when put into practice — especially in the middle of a project! Whether you are currently working as a contractor or employed by a company, cultivating responsiveness in your communication style can benefit either position. Why? Not only will... View Article