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Coffee briefing: Design thinking, leadership training and the bad side to getting a PhD


Welcome to another of our weekly round-ups of news and opinion from across the L&D industry.

We'd love to know what you think of the articles we've shared, or let us know what you've found interesting this week in the comments below.


- Looking ahead to #LearningLive 2016 (Kate Graham blog)

- In praise of spin (Change Effect)

Why mental illness at work need not be a solitary journey (Personnel Today)


There’s an awful cost to getting a PhD that no one talks about (Quartz)

- As one door opens... (Andrew Jacobs blog)

- Let's talk about Employee of the Month (Caron Ward, LinkedIn)


The fundamental attribution error, or why predicting behavior is so hard (Farnham Street blog)

What Skype teams means in a Slack-leaning world (Gigaom)

- Communicating in person isn't dead yet, says Gen Z (Fast Company)

- Why Japanese don't use LinkedIn (James Riney, LinkedIn)


- Design thinking is helping HR make L&D more friendly (Eremedia)

- Why leadership training fails; and what to do about it (HBR)

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