Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Top 20 myths in education and training

Let's keep this simple.... click on each title to get full critique...

We’re all leaders now, rendering the word meaningless.
Dodgy adjective pushing an even dodgier noun.
An intuition gone bad.
Shoddy and unprofessional judgements on others.
Bore learners senseless at the start of every course. 
Another unnecessary concept.
Coloured slide looks good in Powerpoint.
Inconvenient truths (research) show it's wrong-headed.
9. NLP
No Longer Plausible: training’s shameful, fraudulent cult?
Yet another mindless fad.
Inefficient, inhibiting and harmful fiction.
They're so last century!
13. Values
Don't be a dick! - the rest is hubris. 
14. Piaget
Got nothing right and poor scientist.
Old theory, no longer relevant.
Not what it seems!
10 reasons why it is wrong.
Creative with the truth.
Playing Pavlov with learners?
20. Data Analytics
Do bears shit in the woods?

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Blogger Andrew Fisk said...

Just to say thanks Donald. Wish I had some profound insight or commentary to add but truth be told, I simply enjoyed your top 7 very much. A suitable tonic to all the flotsam and jetsam that surrounds the world of HR&OD. Personally I'd add Intelligent Design but we'd be straying into different territory.....

Enjoy your Christmas.


10:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No wonder L&D, let alone HR in general, does not get invited to the big decision-making table in business. We're more like fortune tellers than strategic business partners.

4:36 PM  

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