Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | December 20, 2019

Mike Taylor Learning Design & Technology

Wherever you are, whatever you celebrate – I am very thankful for you. Happy Holidays!

Merry…Happy…Joyous…Wherever you are, whatever you celebrate – I am very thankful for you! Happy Holidays to you and yours.

Here is the penultimate edition of this newsletter for the year. Where did the time go? Thanks for reading!

What I’m Listening to: I love these updated, remixed versions of classic holiday songs. Merry Mixmas!!!

Here is this week’s snackable collection of the best from learning, design & technology lovingly curated by @tmiket


Last week’s most clicked item:
6 Common L&D Mistakes (& How To Overcome Them)


L&D Global Sentiment Survey 2020

Donald Taylor’s one-minute annual L&D Global Sentiment Survey has taken the pulse of the L&D community world-wide since 2014. The question is the same format every year: “What will be hot in workplace L&D in 2020?” Won’t you take a minute to contribute?

GSS 2022


The Paradox of Leadership

John Hagel (@jhagel) on the paradox of leadership. The first paradox: in a world of mounting performance pressure, we seek “strong” leaders with all the answers, when what we need are leaders with powerful questions.

The second paradox: those who have become disillusioned with the status quo are becoming champions of highly decentralized, leaderless “organizations,” when in fact we need leaders more than ever to help us accelerate our progress.


30 Things You (Probably) Don’t Know PowerPoint Can Do

Do you think you know PowerPoint? Check out how many of these 30 things Randy Meredith (@randymeredith) shared in his DevLearn session you know.


Where Companies Go Wrong with Learning and Development

Are we learning the wrong things at the wrong time and then forgetting most if it anyway? See what Steve Glaveski (@SteveGlaveski) has to say about ‘lean learnng’:

  • Learning the core of what you need to learn
  • Applying it to real-world situations immediately
  • Receiving immediate feedback and refining your understanding
  • Repeating the cycle


Crystal Balling with Learnovators

Crystal Balling with Learnnovators is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of learning. I recently shared some thoughts on a range of topics with them over on their blog. .

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 coming soon


Learning, Design & Technology Miscellany

A few other things just because I can.

Tools & Resources

Conferences & Learning Events

Check out the upcoming conference schedule or the L&D webinars and professional development events calendar by Kari Knisely (@KariKnisely)

In{terested in the things that didn’t make the cut here? Follow me on Twitter

I love talking about learning, design, and technology. If you are looking for a speaker, let’s talk! Speaking and Workshop Information Sheet.


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Published by Mike Taylor

Born with a life-long passion for learning, I have the great fortune to work at the intersection of learning, design, technology & collaboration.

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