A message to business leaders

I’ve just returned from a meeting at the CIPD’s headquarters in Wimbledon, London, where the CIPD‘s Andy Lancaster and Towards Maturity‘s Laura Overton led a meeting on the business alignment of L&D. As chairman of the Learning and Performance Institute, I was invited to speak and participate in what proved to be a very useful discussion, with plenty of great case study contribution.

At the end of the meeting we were asked what our key messages were to L&D and to business leaders, and the following popped into my head:

A  message to business leaders: “If you think learning belongs in the classroom, enjoy the view as your competitors overtake you.”

Returning to my desk I found it had been retweeted a few times:

I was trying to convey the idea that L&D is constrained by traditionalist managerial views of training, and that knowledge, skills and learning are now core to business success, all in a tweet-sized packed.

What would your learning message to business leaders be?


4 responses to “A message to business leaders

  1. Nicely put Donald, that gets a re-tweet from me too!

  2. Reblogged this on 101 Half Connected Things and commented:
    Wise words from Mr Taylor

  3. Pingback: I see no alignment

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