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:

  • Tips to level up your project management skills
  • The impact AI will have on instructional design
  • What we can learn from bad design
  • A look at the potential impact of Apple's Vision Pro
  • The important role kindness plays in communication

Leveling Up Your Project Management
This article by Sarah Meyer explores the important role project management plays in L&D. It shares tips on how to cultivate skills in areas such as communication, stakeholder management, and adaptability to effectively navigate the challenges of project management and deliver successful outcomes.

How Generative AI Will Forever Change the Role of Instructional Designers
This article by Thomas Stone explores the disruptive impact artificial intelligence will have on the work of instructional designers. It highlights how AI can automate content creation, enhance personalization, and provide valuable insights, ultimately reshaping the role of instructional designers to focus more on strategy and creativity.

The Upside of Bad Design
This article by Elissaveta Brandon discusses the unexpected benefits and lessons that can be derived from poorly designed products or experiences. It explores how failures in design can spark innovation, create opportunities for improvement, and lead to a deeper understanding of user needs and preferences.

Apple Vision Pro’s Enterprise Impact: Profound but Slow
This article by Lyron Bentovim examines the potential impact of Apple's Vision Pro on the enterprise sector. The article examines the significant long-term implications, while also exploring an adoption timeline within enterprise settings that may be gradual and cautious due to factors such as cost, privacy concerns, and the need for specialized applications.

The Simple Power of Communicating with Kindness
This article by Sally Susman emphasizes the importance of kindness in communication and its positive impact on relationships and outcomes. The article serves as an important reminder of how small acts of kindness, such as active listening, empathy, and respectful language, can foster understanding, trust, and collaboration, ultimately leading to more effective and meaningful communication.

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