I have been working in a large corporate setting since 2011 and I spent several years writing about it. These are my thoughts, ideas, and just me documenting some of the things I've experienced. You may find solutions to problems, just thinking through the problems, and more.

You may notice the posts end on March 23rd, 2016. That's because I have been exploring other interests in my spare time which do related to Learning & Development a lot. Mainly I have been working on Exprance but there are also some other side projects I've worked on.

One of my jobs at the two big organizations I've worked at (Robert Half & DaVita) is to create videos for the IT department. IT software is boring and learning about changes and how it effects jobs isn't fun. To make it more interesting I have worked on many releases to create a marketing/training video. It's a marketing video because it helps sell the changes and make it more interesting. It's training because it also shows some of the details about the upcoming changes.

The videos for IT departments are neither fully marketing nor fully training. They don't go into the details of the changes, which job aids helps cover, but they do make updates sound more interesting.

I have recently decided as part of my side projects is going to be to help other organizations create similar videos for their releases. They are a huge benefit to organizations and their IT departments. You can learn more on my App Marketing Video web page with more details about the marketing/training videos.

Now for some of the content I've written about in the L&D space.

Latest Thought

Who Is The Real Project Stakeholder?

By Nick Leffler | March 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
Don't forget about the real project stakeholder

When you start a new project, are you asking the following questions: Who is the real project stakeholder? Who holds the biggest stake in your project? The answer to these questions probably isn’t who you think it is. Common Answers There are two simple answers to the second question. The problem with the common answers is that…

Transitioning Responsibility to Managers, T&D Becomes a Curation Resource

By Nick Leffler | February 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
Stepping up the stairs, transitioning responsibility from T&D to Managers managing learning .

Without managers being fully invested in training, there is no chance it will have an effect on people. Just as with everything else in an organization, training relies on its importance being exemplified by leaders. That means leaders should not dictate employees take training, but rather be an example of how it’s important. If a…

Move Forward

By Nick Leffler | January 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
Move Forward

Progress can seem like a scary thing sometimes. It can mean that the things we’re comfortable with are suddenly pulled out from under us. A world which everything is familiar can suddenly become a world we look around in and don’t recognize anything. Of course we all feel like this about something, but often not…

Looking Back On 2015

By Nick Leffler | December 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
Reflecting on Life

This is my obligatory end of the year post reflecting on my year in 2015. It’s not really obligatory of course, but it’s fun to look back at all my posts and reflect. Some of my posts from earlier in the year seem so old by the time the end of the year rolls around…

Great Minds Think Alike

By Nick Leffler | December 21, 2015 | 4 Comments
Great Minds Think Alike

Everybody’s heard this phrase right? I know I hear it on almost a daily basis. Every time I hear this statement I can’t help but thing how great minds absolutely do not think alike. Everybody is different, including in their thoughts. There are so many subtleties in the way we think and exactly what our beliefs are,…