Adding Value & Giving Back

Around the age of 12, Tony Robbins was the first 'Motivational Speaker' I had come across. I remember sitting at home during my school holidays and passing my time watching daytime infomercials when the Tony Robbins ‘Personal Power’ series of motivational talks was plugged by Guthy-Renker (yeah – it’s ancient I know!). Don’t know what it was but I couldn’t stop listening to what he had to say. It’s maybe the fact he's a master salesperson and an incredible speaker but nonetheless his content was valuable or what seemed to be valuable at the ripe age of 12.

13 years later I still find myself gaining valuable insights into what Tony preaches. I recently viewed a video entitled ‘Secret to Finding a Fulfilling Career’. At the core, Tony poses valuable and relevant questions for what are key markers for a successful life. Initially judging by the title I thought this is perfect for PepTalk… but the core concepts Tony talks about are universal.

“Work harder on yourself than your ever do on your job or your business” his idea of self-growth, giving back and adding value is an integral concept we explore in our PepTalk workshops with our participants.

Check out the video yourself and let me know your thoughts! Click here! If you want to find out more about PepTalk and the work we do at Capability Group - check out our website.

The Modern Learner

We've been thinking a lot about the modern leaner and how to adapt learning solutions. Bersin by Delloite has identified the following traits of the modern learner.

As a learning advocate, how are you keeping your modern leaner engaged? Here are a few questions for you to think about to help you think 

  • Distractions /interruptions often lead to errors and leaders are having to address this issue increasingly. Do you have measures in place to track error rates?
  • Is information about processes and learning materials available to employees, as and when they need them?
  • What kind of training do you deliver (face-to-face, online etc) and how do you measure the ROI?
  • Is your training bite-sized to ensure they are engaged and learning is effective?
  • To make interruptions/distractions and errors tangible, how do you observe behaviours and track employee or team improvements?
  • How are you making learning part of their everyday to increase the ‘1% of time for training & development?

That’s a lot to think about!  In summary, the bones (i.e. the people) of your organisations are ever changing. How are you keeping up with your modern learner?