Paul Petrone

Posts by Paul Petrone

  • The Kirkpatrick Model is a staple of learning and development teams to measure results, but it can easily be misused.

    The Best Way to Use the Kirkpatrick Model

    May 26, 2017

    The Kirkpatrick Model – which was developed by Donald Kirkpatrick in 1955 for his Ph.D. dissertation – is one of the most commonly used methods to evaluate the effectiveness of learning solutions. And yet, despite being very common, it’s also very easy to misuse. The model is composed of four levels: reaction, learning, behavior and results. Your instinct is...

  • If you are ambitious, you don't need to suck up or sabotage others to be promoted. Just embody these four characteristics.

    Want to be Promoted? Display These 4 Qualities

    May 25, 2017

    Most of us want to be promoted to one role or another. Advancement comes with more money, more influence, more control over your day-to-day tasks; just to name a few perks. But actively working to be promoted feels a bit sleazy. You don’t want to be one of those people who is sucking up to the boss, acting fake or – worst of all – making others look bad in an...

  • The new skills you can learn this week at LinkedIn Learning and Lynda.com cover everything from IT Infrastructure to data science to leadership and management.

    The New Skills You Can Learn at LinkedIn Learning This Week

    May 23, 2017

    Each week presents a new opportunity for you and your team to learn the skills necessary to take on the next big challenge. And, at LinkedIn Learning Solutions, we want to do everything we can to help make that happen. So, each week, we add to our 9,000-plus course library. And this week was no different, as we added 33 new courses covering everything from...

  • The most popular course among learning and development pros on LinkedIn Learning is one on coaching.

    See The Courses Learning and Development Pros Watch the Most

    May 22, 2017

    In 2004, journalist James Surowiecki released the book The Wisdom of Crowds. In it, he argued the aggregation of information in groups...

  • This video teaches you how to avoid phishing scams.

    The One Video Every Professional Should Watch (Seriously)

    May 19, 2017

    On May 12th, the WannaCry ransomware attack hit the world, reaching more than 230,000 computers across 150 countries in a week. The...

  • J.K. Rowling, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jack Ma, Steve Jobs and Barbara Corcoran all have talked about failure at length, and how you cannot fear it.

    Some of the Most Successful People in the World, on Failure

    May 19, 2017

    I’ll let you in on an unusual habit of mine. I love watching inspirational speeches on YouTube. Love them. Just about every day, after...