Articles by Kate Everson
Play to Learn
Fun’s effect on learning doesn’t fade with age. Learning leaders can use exploration and socialization to their advantage by taking employees back to play school.
Keep Calm and Grow Your Brain
Forget the studies that say our brains stop growing. New research shows that getting older can’t keep a good mind down.
Beat Back Procrastination
‘I’ll do it tomorrow.’ It’s an age-old phrase that kills productivity and performance but can be conquered with the right motivation approach.
Fiat Chrysler: Driving Degrees at Work
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Inc. revs the engine on college tuition programs by offering 118,000 dealership employees tuition up front.
Can Your Employees Read This?
When one generation is illiterate, chances are the next will be, too. Learning leaders must ensure employees receive the help they need, for today’s workplace and tomorrow’s.
Summer Ends, But Play Shouldn’t
Even as school starts and September looms, summer’s playful attitude can benefit learning year-round.
Why You Should Want to Create Internal Consultants
Beauty product company Coty Inc. needed a makeover, so it turned its own employees into change advisers and ambassadors.
Aaron Olson: Aon’s Strategic Mind
As a learning leader who developed his skills through a changing organization, Aon’s CLO knows learning can drive business strategy by guiding culture.
Everyone’s a Little Bit Biased
The human brain is wired to prefer the known over the different. CLOs can’t change that, but there are some strategies to mitigate the problems it causes.
Practice Makes Burnout
A study released last week found that perfectionism can eventually lead to employee burnout. Editor Kate Everson learned that it can also lead to the emergency room.
No, Jeb Bush — Longer Work Days Won’t Help
The presidential candidate says Americans need to work more hours to get the economy back in shape. Psychological studies say otherwise.
Harness Minion-Style Energy, Not Engagement
Blogger Kate Everson has the energetic minions from “Despicable Me” on the brain. Here’s why learning leaders should, too.
Untethered Talent Wants Training
Growth and development opportunities attract talent from diverse educational backgrounds, making learning leaders key players in the recruiting game.
For the Last Time: You Can’t Multitask
Productivity drops, the brain shrinks and people can actually die when we switch between tasks. So why do we still think our minds are equipped to do more than one thing at a time?
Can You Really Measure Creativity?
Half a century of research provides insight into how to measure creative strength and how to use that information to improve talent development.