May 29, 2019
Tanya Staples is the VP of Product for Learning Content at Linkedin
Learning, and shares what the workforce of the future may look
like, the importance of creating a common knowledge base, and best
practices for developing a culture of collaborative learning.
[5:01] Tanya witnessed one of
her mentors saying the term “ship it” as a way to empower people
and motivate them to make their ideas a reality.
[6:16] At LinkedIn Learning
there is both a sense of urgency and a
need for adhering to high quality and excellent standards. Tanya
and her team know that it is imperative for everyone to be aligned
with the mission, and know what needs to get done at what
[8:23] Tanya has seen education
shift from less about teaching life skills to more about creating a
common knowledge base. It is a place people go to learn how to
learn, and the leader is there to help guide them into discovering
how to take their passions to the next level.
[14:53] LinkedIn Learning
created the series In
The Studio to capture
thoughts and ideas from a
range of interesting topics and a little of the behind-the-scenes
magic. One thing she learned
was the answers were way more authentic when the questions were a
surprise to the guest.
[21:14] Great leaders really
listen to the conversation and ask questions instead of going right
for the solution.
[23:28] The LinkedIn Learning
Q&A platform helps employees who like to mix it up by learning
independently and as part of a team.
[26:06] We shouldn’t compromise
information, but we can benefit by making it concise and
[30:03] People like self
directed learning because it gives them safe place to learn. This
can also free up some time and energy so that in person meetings
are more meaningful.
[36:56] Two of the ways we can
encourage self directed learning for the next
- Ignite passion in students earlier so they have
a sense of direction towards what it is they want.
kids work experience at an earlier age.
[44:04] LinkedIn Learning keeps
course content updated and helps people acquire what it is they
need to get hired and stay on top of their industry.
[45:48] Tanya’s challenge: get
clear on your vision. When we are super clear on what it is we
want, that’s the way others can help us get there.
have to get stuff done, let’s do it in a way that empowers
have to be learning something new every day if you want to thrive
at your job.”
had to learn to make sure I’m asking enough questions.”
all about knowing what you want. It’s okay to not know how to get
are the CEO of your life.”
have to have a point of view.”
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In the Studio
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