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How to Remove Barriers and Align L&D to Drive Performance


L&D professional Dan Gallagher joins Blake Proberts on the Strategic L&D Podcast to talk about how mindset is key to aligning performance and strategy within L&D, how accountability helps improve learning impact by up to 70%, and why being called a ‘performance team’ better shows what you do. Listen to the full episode above or watch below.

Key takeaways

1. Learning and performance can’t be separate.

Aim to drive performance by understanding what the business needs and supporting people in doing what’s necessary to achieve those goals.

2. Metrics = accountability.

The traditional L&D mindset is about offering training. Think in terms of performance outcomes and you’ll be able to show impact.

3. Reinvent the wheel.

Prioritise job-relevant learning experiences and engage in meaningful conversations with leadership teams to really get context right.

4. You have to lead the horse to water.

Don’t create targets in isolation. Always think about the behaviours that need to be changed. (Tip: that’ll also get you solid data.)

5. Quality over quantity.

Invest in tools that are user-friendly and help you address performance needs.

See more from our host: Blake Proberts

Learn about our guest: Dan Gallagher

Hear more of the Strategic L&D Podcast on Spotify and Apple. You’ll also find us in video form on YouTube.

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