I read several articles and blog posts daily 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 article valuable and recommend you read it.

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

  • A look at the learning side of the AI conversation
  • Failure's real impact on motivation and behavior
  • How to use AI to maximize productivity
  • A personal look at how conferences rejuvenate and inspire
  • Tips on how to engage learners by targeting their primal brain

AI Is Speeding Up L&D But Are We Losing the Learning?
This article by Danielle Wallace examines how generative AI has the potential to revolutionize learning and development, but also highlights the critical need for L&D professionals to guide its implementation to ensure training effectiveness, rather than merely prioritizing speed and efficiency.

The Failure Myth: Success Doesn’t Always Follow
This article highlights research exploring the common misconception that failure inherently leads to success. The findings can be applied to enhance learning programs by addressing the real impact of failure on individuals' motivation and behavior.

What artificial intelligence will do to our productivity
This article by Chris Bailey examines how to maximize your productivity with AI by focusing on high-leverage tasks where you can automate routine work, freeing up more time for activities that require a human touch.

My Secret to Creative Rejuvenation? Conferences.
This NY Times Magazine article by Julia Cho explores the power of conferences, and how they offer a unique blend of focused learning, social interaction, and personal reflection, creating a valuable space for professionals to rejuvenate, gain momentum, and return to their work with fresh perspectives and renewed energy.

The Six Things Our Primal Brains Pay Attention To: A Guide for L&D Pros
This article by Mike Taylor reveals six strategies to captivate and engage learners by appealing to their primal brain, and explaining how doing so enhances the effectiveness of training programs.