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Disrupting the status quo is never comfortable, but sometimes it's necessary.

Jim Kirkpatrick takes a good, hard look at the state of the L&D industry. He has words of warning, but also of wisdom, for professionals seeking to preserve their careers.

Start 2018 fully informed and ready to become a strategic business partner within your organization.

Read Jim's insightful message here.


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# Chuck Udell
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 10:46 AM

What an excellent way to start the year with your words of warning and wisdom. Great article!

I too have seen too many times L&D professionals focus on Level 1 and 2 and forget why their organizations have hired them in the firsat place - and that is to improve performance.

The key to me to get out of the L&D trap is to focus on developing relationships with those at all levels of management and then off course deliver - that is the only way to earn “a seat at the management/leadership table”.

And, when beginning to build these relationships - they take time and often are not easy. We L&D professionals or performance improvement consultants as I like to call us need to be patient.

Happy New Year to you,

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