Whose job is it to develop talent?

We all know the research.  Gallup says that people leave their leader, not the organization.  Harvard Business Review says that, above all, top talent wants the opportunity to grow.  The American Society for Training & Development estimates that U.S. organizations spent about $171.5 billion on employee learning and development in 2010.

Learning drives performance in innumerable ways.  Employees are better skilled to do their jobs.  They are more committed because they are more productive and engaged.  So how do employees really learn?

Attending a class to learn important content is a good way to learn a new skill or gain knowledge.  (more…)