Rachel Lefkowitz

Posts by Rachel Lefkowitz

  • These are signs that your performance reviews at your organization will be absolutely dreadful.

    The 5 Things That Guarantee Dreadful Performance Reviews

    November 9, 2017

    Todd Dewett, leadership guru and LinkedIn Learning instructor, said it best: "To be honest, performance reviews are sometimes the most feared and despised aspects of the modern workplace." Ouch. Performance reviews do not need to be something employees and managers dread. These conversations can used to strengthen the employee-manager relationship and foster...

  • Here are the key trends learning and development pros need to focus on, according to speakers at the 2017 DevLearn Conference.

    What Learning Leaders Need to Focus on the Most: 3 Takeaways from DevLearn 2017

    October 31, 2017

    Learning leaders, I’d like to take a moment to recognize the unique importance of your work. Because that (among many things we get into in this post) is what the DevLearn 2017 Conference provided to me – a reminder on how important and inspiring the mission of cultivating lifelong learning can be. “I believe literacy paves the way for a lifelong learner,”...

  • Here's how to make your CEO your biggest learning advocate, according to Elliot Masie.

    Your CEO Should Be Your Biggest Learning Champion. Here's How to Make That Happen.

    October 5, 2017

    A constant struggle for learning and development (L&D) leaders is getting their employees to allocate time for learning. Well, according Elliot Masie – the man who literally invented the word “eLearning” and founder of The MASIE Center, a learning think tank – the solution starts at the top. “The number-one thing you can do to set the tone for a learning culture...

  • Here's how learning and development professionals can get managers to encourage learning within their team.

    How to Get Managers to Own Their Role in Employee Learning

    September 1, 2017

    One of the top challenges for learning professionals is getting managers to encourage learning with their teams, according to a...

  • These are the most common challenges learning and development professionals face, along with playbooks for overcoming them.

    The Top Obstacles Facing Learning Leaders – And How to...

    August 22, 2017

    Learning professionals, you probably know what the ideal learning culture looks like for your organization, but there may be a few...