I read through a number of articles and blog posts each day as part of my ongoing professional development. Each week, I curate a few of my favorites, including a brief introduction explaining why I find the post valuable and recommend you read it.

Here’s a summary of this week’s content:

  • How L&D and HR collaboration enhances the employee experience
  • Strategies to conquer fear for professional success
  • Understanding risks and opportunities of generative AI adoption
  • Why continuous learning is key in an ever-changing world
  • An exploration of extended reality's types, opportunities, and challenges.

The New Power Couple: HR & L&D
As organizations continue to focus on improving the overall employee experience as a differentiating factor, HR and L&D teams find themselves increasingly collaborating with one another. This article by Pam Hogle examines this growing area of integrated work, exploring areas such as onboarding, culture, retention, skills gaps, career growth, leadership, hybrid work, and more.

Winning The Wrestling Match With Fear
Fear, including fears like failure, accountability, and risk, is often a driving force in the decisions we make in our work. This article by Jordan Peace looks at the role fear plays in our work and examines strategies for overcoming it so we can be more successful. 

Generative AI-nxiety
As generative AI's broad accessibility continues to foster widespread adoption, it's important that individuals and organizations understand the risks of this new technology as well as the opportunities. This article by Reid Blackman explores many of these risks, as understanding them is critical to mitigate the risks and effectively plan your use of AI.

Five ways to become a better learner
In a rapidly changing world, success is often driven by one's ability to be a continuous and dedicated learner. This post by David Blake examines key elements of being a better learner, including the need to embrace upskilling, adapt to AI advancements, and openly share your learning journey. 

What people don’t know about Extended Reality
While many people are familiar with the terms virtual and augmented reality, there's less understanding of what those and other terms mean within the broader definition of extended reality (XR). This post by Emmanuel Daramola defines different types of  XR, and provides details about the opportunities and challenges that exist for the adoption of these technologies in various industries.