281 episodes

The Mind Tools L&D Podcast is a must-listen for anyone involved in Learning and Development or Human Resources. The weekly show features regular appearances from the Mind Tools team plus special guests to get right to the heart of issues affecting the L&D and HR communities. From learning needs analysis and evidence-based practice through to the impact of technology on work and hot topics at industry conferences, you'll get critical insights into the world of work, performance and learning.

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    • Business
    • 4.7 • 46 Ratings

The Mind Tools L&D Podcast is a must-listen for anyone involved in Learning and Development or Human Resources. The weekly show features regular appearances from the Mind Tools team plus special guests to get right to the heart of issues affecting the L&D and HR communities. From learning needs analysis and evidence-based practice through to the impact of technology on work and hot topics at industry conferences, you'll get critical insights into the world of work, performance and learning.

    Should learning be entertainment?

    Should learning be entertainment?

    By some measures, the last two years have seen a surge in demand for consumer learning platforms like Masterclass, CreativeLive and Skillshare. Often, these platforms position themselves as an alternative to streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime. Is this part of a broader trend towards learning as entertainment? If so, what does that mean for learning in the workplace?

    • 37 min
    A Mind Tools Christmas Carol

    A Mind Tools Christmas Carol

    Owen was miserable, to begin with. There is no doubt about that. Oh! But he was a long-suffering, data driven, learning-style hating, old L&D practitioner.

    Five years of this podcast, listening to his co-hosts ramble enthusiastically about the same tired old topics, had left him jaded and disillusioned with the industry he once loved.

    • 30 min
    Into the metaverse

    Into the metaverse

    Recent announcements from Facebook and Microsoft have brought the 'metaverse' into the mainstream. But what actually is the metaverse, and what are its implications for the way we live, work, and learn?

    In this week's episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Ross D, Owen and Ross G discuss: what 'metaverse' means, and how it's different from VR or AR; how it might change the world of work, both positively and negatively; how it might be applied to digital learning.

    • 34 min
    Book Club: Rebel Ideas

    Book Club: Rebel Ideas

    To solve a complex problem, should we ask a single genius or tap into our networks? It's a question that's answered by Matthew Syed in his book Rebel Ideas: The power of diverse thinking. 

    In this episode, Nahdia, Owen, Ross G and Gemma gather to contemplate the book.

    • 39 min
    Hybrid (net)working

    Hybrid (net)working

    What are the challenges of managing a team who are sometimes present and sometimes not? How do we make sure hybrid working is inclusive? Is a hybrid meeting - that's effective for everyone - actually possible?

    In this week's episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, speaker and writer Gary Cookson joins Ross G and Owen to share insights from his research.

    • 40 min
    Non-binary thinking and the tetralemma

    Non-binary thinking and the tetralemma

    We're used to dilemmas: Do I take path A or path B? But in this episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, we rally against binary thinking with the 'tetralemma'.

    This 3,000-year-old model for decision making has real-world applications today, and author, coach and TEDx speaker Lior Locher joins us to explain why.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Ing1973 ,

Interesting, informative and thought-provoking

An interesting, informative and thought-provoking podcast- future focused, progressive and always one step ahead! Really helpful for me as an HR Generalist to keep up with the latest trends and developments in L&D.

Purpleluce ,

Brilliantly hosted

I really enjoy this podcast, I think it’s really well hosted by natural presenters and love to hear the rapport and humour between them and the guests.It’s intelligent thought-provoking and entertaining keep up the great work.

LuciusCavell ,

Fantastic!

A very interesting and thought-provoking podcast. Highly recommended.

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