Kelly Palmer and David Blake explain that today’s leaders should focus on skills as part of their business strategies. They must support self-directed and peer learning by investing in practices and technologies that empower employees to manage their own learning and career goals. Workplace learning has changed in leading organizations and among top employees. With near unlimited, often free and frequently high-quality learning available – everywhere and anytime – active learners no longer need to wait for corporate training. Education has to change; Palmer and Blake, executives at the education technology company Degreed, show you how. With the caveat that the book also promotes their firm, getAbstract recommends this indispensable leaders’ guide to modern workforce development to executives, managers, teachers, learners and even parents.
About the Authors
Formerly the chief learning officer at LinkedIn, Kelly Palmer is now part of the executive team at Degreed, an education technology company where David Blake is co-founder and executive chairman. getAbstract has a content partnership with Degreed.
Comment on this summary
2 years agoVery interesting read. Companies in general should prioritize the integration of
career-path tools with a digital learning platform. It would be amazing if that would enable learners even better to find a well-defined road to the realization of their career goals.
4 years agoVery inspiring summary. Loop learning and skills portfolio are tools through which learners can improve the quality and retention of their learning and build their road to subject matter expertise
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