46 episodes

The learning and development space is constantly transforming, but are you evolving with it?

L&D Disrupt helps you hurdle your workplace challenges, stay ahead of the trends and accelerate your career! Our weekly podcast, hosted by HowNow CEO and Co-Founder Nelson Sivalingam, promises to bring you insights that you can apply on the job. From expert guests to powerful panels and everything in between - we will delve into the high, lows, successes and failures to get to the real nitty gritty stuff you actually care about.

L&D Disrupt HowNow

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The learning and development space is constantly transforming, but are you evolving with it?

L&D Disrupt helps you hurdle your workplace challenges, stay ahead of the trends and accelerate your career! Our weekly podcast, hosted by HowNow CEO and Co-Founder Nelson Sivalingam, promises to bring you insights that you can apply on the job. From expert guests to powerful panels and everything in between - we will delve into the high, lows, successes and failures to get to the real nitty gritty stuff you actually care about.

    Leading And Learning In Flat Organisations | L&D Disrupt Live | Episode 31

    Leading And Learning In Flat Organisations | L&D Disrupt Live | Episode 31

    ​Flat hierarchies, often celebrated because they’re great for employees. But what do they mean for leaders and L&D teams?

    ​Ally Jones (Leadership Coach) and Chichi Eruchalu (Head of Leadership Development, Multiverse) are joined us live to answer that very question.

    ​From why leaders are people we want to follow and leadership is a behaviour, not a title, to how we build high-trust cultures and self-management - we tackled a rarely-covered part of the flat hierarchy conversation.

    Running order
    0:00 Intro to Ally, Chichi and this conversation.

    1:19 Leadership is a behaviour, not a title.

    5:07 What flat hierarchies mean for L&D.

    7:28 Build a culture of self-management and self-ownership.

    12:30 The role of leaders in helping others self-manage.

    23:28 Creating high-trust cultures.

    28:50 How can we challenge each other constructively?

    34:56 Test flatter hierarchies on a smaller scale.

    38:14 Does challenging each other create more or less trust?

    42:30 Work out how leadership is currently perceived.

    45:35 Pay bands and progression.

    How To Connect
    Find Ally on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alisonjonescoach/

    Find Chichi on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chichieruchalu/

    Find Gary on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gary-stringer-copywriter/

    Find HowNow on:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/hownowhq/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/hownowteam

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hownowhq/

    Our Website: https://gethownow.com/

    Check out The Fresh Eyes Journey Chichi Mentioned: https://hatrabbits.com/en/fresh-eyes-journal/

    Learn about the Trust Framework here: https://trustedadvisor.com/why-trust-matters/understanding-trust/understanding-the-trust-equation


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    • 56 min
    HR Trends EVERYBODY Needs To Know For 2023 | L&D Disrupt Live | Episode 30

    HR Trends EVERYBODY Needs To Know For 2023 | L&D Disrupt Live | Episode 30

    ​People don’t value friendships at work anymore! Did you know that? We didn't until we read the latest research, but that certainly changes the game for HR and people teams in 2023 and beyond.

    ​So does the fact that 59% are stressed by their monetary situation, just 14% think their feedback drives change and hiring freezes or redundancies are meaning HR teams need to do more with less.

    Emma Leonis-Hughes (Client Executive Director - HR Transformation, LACE Partners) and Carly Poulson (People + Culture Partner, Unleashed) joined us to discuss all of this, their recent HR research and more.

    Running order
    0:00 Intro to the episode, Emma and Carly

    1:50 Supporting employes under financial pressure

    8:19 Approaching that difficult conversation with employees

    12:29 Company culture’s role has massively changed.

    19:04 What the reports tell us about the culture issue.

    24:49 Does HR have an issue with feedback?

    37:10 LACE Partners’ HR’s One Big Thing Report

    43:43 Unleashed’s latest research from people leaders.

    51:01 Building skills when we can’t buy or borrow.

    How To Connect
    Find Emma Leonis-Hughes on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emma-leonis-hughes-104b0b7/

    Learn more about LACE Partners: https://lacepartners.co.uk/

    Download their HR’s One Big Thing Report: https://lacepartners.co.uk/hrs-one-big-thing/

    Find Carly Poulson on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carly-poulson-17208b23/

    Learn more about Unleashed: https://www.unleashed.company/

    Find Gary on LinkedIn:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/gary-stringer-a78b2186/

    Find HowNow on:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/hownowhq/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/hownowteam

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hownowhq/

    Our Website: https://gethownow.com/

    A great resource on loneliness at work, shared by Clare in the chat: https://hbr.org/2022/10/the-power-of-work-friends


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    • 57 min
    Why Audio Content Is Underserved In L&D And How To Fix It | L&D Disrupt Live | Episode 29

    Why Audio Content Is Underserved In L&D And How To Fix It | L&D Disrupt Live | Episode 29

    Audio content is underserved in L&D, but it doesn't have to be! Assemble You's Richard Ward joined us this week to discuss how you can capture what people love about podcasting in your audio content without breaking the bank.

    From internal podcasts to creating your own fireside-chat style listens, we spoke about how, why, and when to use audio effectively.

    Running order
    0:00 Introduction to the show

    1:31 Is audio content underserved in corporate learning?

    7:42 What makes podcasts such a useful learning tool?

    11:54 Does podcasting better connect us to our audience?

    17:31 Internal podcasts.

    25:05 Mini pods, storytelling and using existing podcasts better.

    33:45 The challenges and future of audio content

    40:59 Audience question: Mindset and audio-first content.

    44:35 Can AI help create new audio content?

    46:27 Audience experiences with audio content.

    51:27 Audience question: How to structure audio content?

    How To Connect
    Find Richard and Assemble You on:

    Richard’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richardpward/

    Assemble You’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/assemble-you/

    Their website: https://www.assembleyou.com/

    Find Nelson on:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nelsonsivalingam/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThatNelsonDude

    Find Gary on LinkedIn:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/gary-stringer-a78b2186/

    Find HowNow on:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/hownowhq/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/hownowteam

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hownowhq/

    Our Website: https://gethownow.com/



    Recommended resource as mentioned by Carl: http://donaldclarkplanb.blogspot.com/2019/06/podcasts-20-reasons-why-we-should-be.html


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    • 56 min
    Ask Nelson Anything - Performance Conversations, Legacy Tech, Free Trials And Flexible Working | L&D Disrupt Live | Episode 28

    Ask Nelson Anything - Performance Conversations, Legacy Tech, Free Trials And Flexible Working | L&D Disrupt Live | Episode 28

    Why is every performance conversation a chance to spot learning opportunities?

    Do we need to scrutinise our existing tech with current challenges in mind?

    Does competence breed confidence? And what’s L&D’s role?

    These are just some of the questions we put to Nelson in our first Q&A episode!

    And helpfully, the full list of questions make up the running order for the show - so you can either hit play for the whole conversation or jump ahead to anything that caught your eye!

    Running order
    0:00 Intro to the show

    1:53 Why is augmented reality so useful for learning transfer and performance support?

    9:25 The problem with performance reviews and driving learning.

    12:08 Every performance conversation is a learning conversation.

    14:11 Which mindsets are L&D folks missing to take advantage of emerging tech?

    19:20 Maximising the trial period of any product or tool.

    24:05 Does Your Old Tech Solve The Current Challenges?

    25:15 The importance of flexible working and learning.

    32:20 Is an excessive meeting culture the enemy of learning?

    36:50 Are employees causing the end of compliance culture?

    39:44 The competence-confidence loop.

    How To Connect
    Find Nelson on:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nelsonsivalingam/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThatNelsonDude

    Find Gary on LinkedIn:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/gary-stringer-a78b2186/

    Find HowNow on:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/hownowhq/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/hownowteam

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hownowhq/

    Our Website: https://gethownow.com/


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    • 45 min
    Learning Culture Already Exists! What L&D Does With It Matters Most | L&D Disrupt Live | Episode 27

    Learning Culture Already Exists! What L&D Does With It Matters Most | L&D Disrupt Live | Episode 27

    If there's one takeaway from this conversation, it's that learning cultures are about a lot more than just learning...

    They're about how we manage change, the environment we build and foster, if we can tap into current behaviours, how well we communicate our L&D strategy to others and so much more.

    We covered all of this in a very flowing episode with Sara Stevick, so use the episode timestamps if any particular aspects caught your eye.

    Running Order
    0:00 Intro to Sara and the show

    3:02 Discovery mode: Where to start analysing your learning strategy and culture

    11:40 Creating a detailed strategy and boiling it down for different audiences

    21:29 The Learning Canvas: Capturing your strategy on 1 page.

    29:10 Building an environment that empowers learning.

    41:40 Change management’s role in learning culture.

    47:37 Building better feedback loops with The Learning Flywheel.


    Submit your questions for our Ask Nelson Anything episode!

    Use this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-Hb4H2Nd1HWYQZwsWHGp36JScAwQj6Av_z6DC1WlO8lXxAQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

    Email: gary@gethownow.com with the subject line 'Ask Nelson Anything'.

    And save your spot: https://lu.ma/ask-nelson-anything

    How To Connect
    Find Sara on LinkedIn:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarastevick/

    Find Nelson on:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nelsonsivalingam/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThatNelsonDude

    Find HowNow on:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/hownowhq/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/hownowteam

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hownowhq/

    Our Website: https://gethownow.com/

    Sara recommend several documents and articles throughout the episode and kindly sent the links our way:  


    https://www.cipd.co.uk/Images/creating-learning-cultures-1_tcm18-75606.pdf
    https://www.panopto.com/blog/the-evolution-of-the-high-impact-learning-organization/
    https://www.richardswanson.com/textbookresources/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/TBAD-r9b-Watkins.-DLOQ-Demonstrating-Value.pdf
    https://joshbersin.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2010_LEARNING_CULTURE.pdf
    https://joshbersin.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/EX-21_07-DefGuide-1.pdf


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    • 54 min
    5 Golden Rules For Creating Great Learning Content | Kasper Spiro | L&D Disrupt Live | Episode 26

    5 Golden Rules For Creating Great Learning Content | Kasper Spiro | L&D Disrupt Live | Episode 26

    ​No tricks, no clickbait - this episode really gives you 5 rules to take away and apply to your learning content today! Why?

    ​Because creating great learning content trips up businesses time and time again! And if we understand why, nail the context and follow some simple steps with consistency, L&D can deliver resources that drive performance.

    Easygenerator Co-Founder Kasper Spiro joined us live and you can expect to learn why context is just as important as content, how to optimise content for discovery using marketing techniques, why best-fit content beats the best-produced content, and so much more.

    Running Order
    0:00 Why creating great content often plagues L&D.

    4:17 How to use internal experts for content creation.

    16:02 Think context, context, context.

    26:05 How to make content discoverable.

    33:20 Curate where you can, create where you need to.

    40:03 Timing and relevance beat content perfection.

    46:28 Audience questions.

    How To Connect
    Find Kasper on LinkedIn:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/kasperspiro/

    Learn more about Easygenerator:

    https://www.easygenerator.com/en/

    Find Nelson on:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nelsonsivalingam/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThatNelsonDude

    Find HowNow on:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/hownowhq/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/hownowteam

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hownowhq/

    Our Website: https://gethownow.com/


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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Ian_Gardner ,

Another good L&D pod

Gone are the days when we lacked pods in the learning area but this one is still worth a listen.

G_walsh ,

Great for help with professional development

Would recommend this to anyone in the L&D space who is always up for learning more 👍🏻

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