Magazine article Talent Development

A Long View of Learning: The Learning Challenge: Dealing with Technology, Innovation, and Change in Learning and Development

Magazine article Talent Development

A Long View of Learning: The Learning Challenge: Dealing with Technology, Innovation, and Change in Learning and Development

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A Long View of Learning: The Learning Challenge: Dealing With Technology, Innovation, and Change in Learning and Development

By Nigel Paine

Kogan Page, 193 pp., $37.95

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In the ever-changing business landscape, organizations are constantly seeking ways to remain ahead of their competition. Talent development professionals are under the same pressure. The role of the learning leader is undergoing a metamorphosis, and Nigel Paine's The Learning Challenge gives a bird's-eye view of changes in the field and provides a roadmap for staying abreast of them.

The book is divided into an introduction and three main sections: "The Manifesto for Change," "New Ideas for Learning," and "The Game Changers." Each section includes ideas for crafting and implementing innovative, long-term talent development strategies.

In the introduction of the text, Paine makes three promises to readers that he keeps throughout the book:

* Make evidence-based claims.

* Use case studies to illustrate abstract concepts or ideas.

* Tap into a network of global learning leaders who provide their feedback and unique experiences.

The Learning Challenge is full of strong, supportive messages for both the new and established talent development professional. …

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