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, Sacramento web design and digital marketing agency, 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.

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Training Culture vs Learning Culture – A Mind Shift

By Nick Leffler | December 8, 2015 | 3 Comments
Training Culture vs Learning Culture

There are some common terminology issues in training and staff development departments in many organizations. Some of these terminology issues give birth to larger problems and ways of thinking about training and the goals in organizations. I’m always thinking about the difference between training and learning and the importance it has to how we do our…

3 Tips For Learning Online

By Nick Leffler | November 25, 2015 | 1 Comment
3 Tips For Learning Online

A few weeks ago I was contacted to give some tips for learning online. I was fortunate enough to have three of those tips included in the article titled 101 e-Learning Tips from the Experts. My tips were included in the section Study Tips for e-Learners, Tips for Online Student Engagement, and General Tips for…

The (1) Thing(s) Successful People Do First Thing In The Morning

By Nick Leffler | November 11, 2015 | 4 Comments
Things Successful People Do First Thing In The Morning

Every other day if you look around social media and follow any professionals, you’re going to see an article about XX things successful people do (first thing) in the morning. They usually consist of overly broad activities that don’t tell you much about the person or how they became successful. People who are successful got…

Join Me And Keep Ideas From Fading Away

By Nick Leffler | October 31, 2015 | 1 Comment
Join Me And Keep Ideas From Fading Away

I’m sitting here on Halloween having just finished carving the pumpkins with my daughter and wife. It has become a tradition to get all the seeds, clean them up, and roast them into a delicious Halloween treat. I’m smelling them roast in the oven right now smothered in olive oil, salt, and as my wife…

Going To Work After Vacation – My Slow Path Back

By Nick Leffler | October 16, 2015 | 3 Comments
Going To Work After Vacation - My Slow Path Back

My last post was almost a month and a half ago, which makes it obvious to me that once you take a break, it’s hard to get back in the groove. Unplugging isn’t easy, but going to work after vacation is less easy. I stopped a bit early for a vacation I went on from…