Learning & Development Quote – Jack Welch

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Jack Welch, a true advocate of capability development

Jack Welch is one of the world’s most famous CEOs and, as this quote shows, a vocal advocate of the important of ‘learning to succeed’.

So the next time anyone should question the benefit of a good L&D initiative, remind them that Jack said Continue reading

Learning & Development Quote – Henry Ford

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Henry Ford – Creator of possibly the most famous L&D related post ever…

It’s Friday, so time for something a little lighter-hearted.

Rather than the typical ‘L&D Friday Funny’, I thought I’d go with a Learning and Development quote…indeed, possibly the most famous and oft-quoted Learning and Development quote ever.

Henry Ford, who I’m sure needs no introduction, once famously said Continue reading

Create the workplace culture you want to work in

Create the workplace culture you want to work in - L and D Generous

Gandhi once famously said “Be the change you wish to see in the world”.

At the risk of stating the blindingly obvious, it seems to me that this same advice is very relevant when looking to make a positive change to workplace culture (indeed, it’s a topic I’ve spoken about as a keynote).

Anyone who’s been in the Learning and Development space for more than five minutes will know that culture is basically everything…i.e. if you have a culture of positivity, engagement, support, capability, etc your organisation is likely to succeed. If you have a culture of negativity, blame, incapability, etc, your organisation is almost certainly destined to fail.

So where does Learning and Development fit into all this?

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Learning & Development Quote – Pele

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Inspiration via Learning & Development Related Quotes

Ok, I want to semi-regularly post a learning and development related quote to inspire you L&D people out there, or for you to use to inspire the people in your organisation to learn and build their capability.

To kick things off (if you’ll pardon the terrible pun), with the final of the 2018 Football/Soccer World Cup about to happen, I thought it would be appropriate to post a quote from one of the all-time-greats, Pele, who said…

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, study, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing, or learning to do”.

Wise words indeed!

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Sam 🙂


About the Author:

Sam Russell is a self-confessed Learning & Development tragic. In his work-life, he’s a long-time Australian Learning & Development consultant who works with clients to design, develop and implement ‘end-to-end’ blended capability development solutions. He’s also a keynote speaker on topics including (but not limited to) ‘The future of  organisation learning’, ‘Simple strategies for maximising transfer of learning to behaviour’, and ‘Speaking C-Suitese, not L&Dese, to win L&D budget approval’.

You can contact him via this website or by email at LandDGenerous@yahoo.com or by phone on + 61 (0) 412 299 181.

What do you say when the SLT doesn’t see the point in training?

What do you say when the SLT doesn't see the point in training? - LandD Generous

Ok, we’ve come a LONG way in the last few years in terms of SLTs/C-Suites gaining a greater understanding of the need for well designed and implemented Learning & Development programs to ensure the maximum in capability and engagement, and therefore productivity and profits (click here to see my previous post ‘What’s the connection between leadership and organisational value?’ for more on this topic).

However, it’s still fairly common for people to say to me that their SLT doesn’t really seem to see the point of training…one L&D Manager even told me that her CEO had once asked her (in front of others) ‘So, what are you wasting money on today?’ (!?!?!?!?). Continue reading