#104: Links, Resources and People You Should Follow
Articles, podcasts, research and people you can check out
During my last reader survey, many of you mentioned that you were interested in seeing more curated links and resources. I’ve decided to try something and every few weeks I’ll send a deep dive newsletter of a bunch of resources, links to books, podcast episodes, articles, and interesting people whose work you should check out.
This is one of those weeks, mostly because I am heads down in working on a project.
Also, please let me know if these kinds of posts are helpful (you can email me here)
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👀 What I’m Watching 👀
Article: What’s Holding Manager Effectiveness Back and How to Fix It - Some good research conducted by Redthread Research on the challenges that managers are facing as well as what they can do to manage more effectively in the hybrid workplace
Article: Wave of Job Switching Has Employers on Training Treadmill - Training and learning drives productivity but only when you can hold onto your employees. Here’s a conundrum many companies are facing when they are both having trouble hiring and retaining talent
Article: Secondments: Leveraging The Potential of Our Team at Zapier - This is a sensible and great approach to internal mobility upskilling, job crafting and development that Zapier used instead of laying off employees. Proof that you can do these things in a simple way.
Article: The Changing Role of the Manager - I sat down with Training Journal and Conor Giligan to talk about my work with managers and how I see leading organizations training and developing managers for today’s workplace.
Article: A New Generation of Learning Based Mastery Platforms Has Arrived - I feel like anytime Josh Bersin writes a new article is the equivalent in the HR/Talent community of Taylor Swift or Beyonce launching a new album. Nevertheless, this article has generated a lot of discussion in my learning and talent networks about how companies can use the next generation of technologies and approaches to upskill their employees.
🗞 People Whose Work You Should Check Out 🗞
Being a solo entrepreneur means connecting with a lot of other solo entrepreneurs and creators who are doing interesting work. Here’s a list of people that I’ve had the ability to connect with and whose work I think is interesting. As always, if you end up liking their work, make sure to subscribe, leave a great review, or connect with them directly to give them feedback
Workplace Culture: Angela Howard - Angela is an org culture consultant and speaker, and focuses on helping leaders create inclusive and human workplaces. Check out her podcast here
HR/People: Alex Hilleary - Alex is the Head of Community at ChartHop, and writes a weekly newsletter on people and hr related issues that has great links and is easy and interesting to read: Check out his newsletter here
HR/People: Hebba Youssef - Hebba is a Chief People Officer, and writes an engaging weekly newsletter on people and HR related issues - Check out her newsletter here
Careers: Simone Stolzoff - Simone is a former Ideo Strategist turned author, and has an upcoming book titled, The Good Enough Job. → You can pre-order his book here
Careers & Learning: Becky Lee - Becky is a Director at IDEO and focuses on learning strategies and programs that promote career mobility. -> Check out her work on LinkedIn and her new newsletter here
Workplace and Careers: Julia Levy - Julia writes The Switchboard, a newsletter all about communications in the workplace and career development. Check out her newsletter here
Talent: Larry McAllister: Larry is the former VP of Talent at NetApp and the upcoming author of a book called The Power to Transform. You can check out his book here
Talent: Jen Collins: Jen is the Head of Talent Academies at Learn In/Degreed, and is a leading expert in talent academies and upskilling inside organizations. You can follow her on LinkedIn
Workplace and Careers: Lorraine Lee: Lorraine is a former editor at LinkedIn/Prezi and is a Visibility and Communications Expert. You can check out her newsletter which provides communication tips weekly here
🔈 Podcasts You Should Save 🔈
As a podcast host and consultant/researcher, I’m always on the hunt for good podcasts. Here are a number of podcasts I’d encourage you to check out
HR/People: The Future of HR - Hosted by JP Elliot, JP interviews HR Leaders about their role as well as the future of the HR and People profession. Check out his podcast → Here
The Workplace: Work For Humans - Hosted by Dart Lindsley, this is a great podcast for anyone who wants to go deep on how to actually and structurally reimagine how we work. Dart is a great host and deep thinker on work.
Leadership Development: Learn to Lead - Hosted by Abilitie, each week, they bring on leadership professionals and leaders to talk about different aspects of leadership development
Career Advice: The Inside Job - Nayla and Eric are well known in the MBA career space and both are now exec coaches. They do a great job unpacking issues around our relationship with work, and how to define and achieve the career goals you have for yourself.
Learning and Development: The Learning and Development Podcast - The name says it all - this is a great podcast for the latest on learning and development trends for L&D professionals.
➡️ Research You Should Bookmark⬅️
Here’s where I go when I am looking for ideas or insights on what’s going on right now in my world of work, talent, learning and careers.
Readthread Research - HR/People Research
Lighthouse Advisory - HR/People Research
3SixtyInsights - HR People Research
Josh Bersin - The OG of HR/People Research
Carrington Crisp - Higher Education & Corporate Learning
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That’s all for this week. Have a great week!
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