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L&D news round-up: 3 July


Last week's was so well-received we thought we'd do it again. Here are some interesting news stories and opinion pieces from around the worldwide web. Notice a strong bias towards leadership.


The Three Key Leadership Lessons From 'Seinfeld' - Forbes

Serenity now! Not sure I agree with the last point but Seinfeld is certainly a timeless meditation on the human condition. Or something.

Facebook defends secretly manipulating users: Experiments 'improved service' - The Independent

Is this not just A/B testing writ large? What do you think?

Leadership Is About to Get More Uncomfortable - Harvard Business Review

Got to love HBR. They use the term 'altrocentric leadership' for a start.

Flexible working changes - a smorgasbord of opinions on right to request - HRZone

Interesting and comprehensive look at the new flexible working changes from our sister site HRZone.

Leadership is not in conflict with democratic values: Weber - The Tehran Times

This one quotes Plato. 

Building new business skills is child’s play with LEGO - The Star

A great idea. Why doesn't everyone do this?

Give councils skills budget, say thinktanks - Local Government Chronicle

Devolution of power to local government is a popular idea with many it seems.

Our Definitions Of Leadership Are Mostly Wrong - Information Week

How do you define leadership? This guy isn't happy with most of the definitions we have.

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