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Veronica Manole

Veronica Manole

Veronica is a University lecturer with many years of experience in language learning, a translator and interpreter, and a multilingual trainer of trainers. She has worked with learners in Higher Education and business sectors.

Online training practice in synchronous and asynchronous settings

A famous joke goes like this: “A guy goes to New York to attend a concert but loses his way. He spots another guy on the street, carrying a violin case, and asks him: Sir, can you tell me how to get t...

Building a data-driven training strategy in 5 steps

It's widely believed that data is the new gold. In a world of algorithms, the Internet of Things, and quantum computing, the amount of data generated by users is virtually unlimited. However, to make ...

Putting to good use the 5S Kaizen model in L&D

Kaizen is a Japanese concept that means “continuous improvement”. Widely used in Japan across many industries, it is a key management strategy used in manufacturing to improve productivity and standar...

4 Things that will redefine work by 2025

According to the World Economic Forum, the way we work will be redefined by 2025. This is not surprising, giving the accelerated pace of the changes we are facing in our daily lives. It’s not just tec...

Marginal gains in professional learning and development

In his bestseller Atomic Habits, James Clear describes how the British cycling team became the best in the world after implementing a marginal gains approach and how the cumulative result of small cha...

How the No Silo Rule boosts organizational innovation

When we think about innovation and innovative business approaches, it all comes down to “thinking outside the box.” Easier said than done! Especially since innovation is not something you can stop doi...

How the fourth industrial revolution is impacting L&D

Experts say that the next decade will be a disruptive one for the economy, our society, and our culture. In some respects, things have begun to undergo a rapid change, with the Covid-19 pandemic being...

ALOHA, or the fundamentals of Learning and Development

During the on and off lockdowns of 2020, art was perhaps the best way to cope with isolation and the impossibility of seeing our family or friends. Just a quick note, in Portugal, one of the major pub...

The Seneca effect in Learning and Development

A few years ago, Ugo Bardi, an Italian professor at the University of Florence, found inspiration in the works of the Roman stoic philosopher Seneca, who famously said: “Fortune is of sluggish growth,...

Is procrastination all that bad? In praise of lazy days at work

We seem to live (and I cannot stress enough the word “seem”) in the Golden Age of productivity, both in our personal and professional lives. Just a quick scroll on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and ...

4 Tips for effective listening during online professional events

One of the abilities that people seek to improve nowadays (and they are right in doing so) is public speaking. In the age of communication, it is essential to express your ideas in a clear, structured...

7 Factors that boost the transfer of learning

Transfer of learning is a key indicator of the success of any training program or strategy. It is the application of learned knowledge or skills to tasks or solving problems at work. Especially during...

Fit-oriented vs. fitness-oriented recruitment

When it comes to recruiting for executive positions, ideally, it all goes down to finding the right person for the job, or that “perfect fit”. Especially when you recruit for a top position, this idea...

How to create an efficient marketing funnel for an L&D company

Customer engagement is a key element for the success of any training program and training company. Some people feel that they are stuck in a rut while doing their daily tasks at work, so uninteresting...

VUCA, or how to do business in interesting times

There’s a rather famous phrase that comes to mind when thinking about the current global situation: “May you live in interesting times”. It is famously misinterpreted as the translation of a Chinese c...

3 Key aspects of effective microlearning: How to do more with less

Change is the name of the game these days in business. Just consider your professional resolutions at the beginning of January this year. Things went fine for a while, business as usual, as people say...

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