Time flies when you’re having fun! A little over a year ago when we re-launched the Meridian blog we had one goal in mind: create fun and engaging content that sticks. We didn’t want to be a boring, corporate blog filled with content about Meridian. We wanted the Meridian blog to be a resource that learning and development pros could turn to when looking for advice on how to become better leaders, create learning programs that matter and leverage technology to increase L&D adoption.
Looking back over the past year, here are the top 12 Meridian blogs with the most reads and engagement (in no particular order… well, except for the first one)!
- Star Wars Leadership Styles: May the force Be With You
It’s no surprise that a blog post discussing the most anticipated movies of the year was the most read post of 2015. Our friend, Ed Nathanson, founder of Red Pill Talent and proud Star Wars geek, wrote a two-part blog featuring the leadership lessons we can draw from our favorite (and least favorite) Star Wars characters.
- How to Avoid a Job Burnout
Experiencing a job burnout is not that uncommon. If you are fortunate enough to be unfamiliar with the term job burnout, it’s defined as “an extended period of time where someone experiences exhaustion and lack of interest in things, resulting in a decline in job performance.” Here are a few tips and tricks on how to avoid a job burnout and reignite your passion for work!
- Workplace Epidemic: Knowledge Hoarding
Each office is filled with the ramblers, the loud talkers, the procrastinators, the over-sharers, the dominators and the easily offended. But the one group that gets under my skin more than the rest are the ones keeping all the information to themselves. We call these folks the knowledge hoarders. Knowledge hoarders are people who gather and guard information for personal preservation and future use. Read on to examine the reasons behind knowledge hording and how you can tackle it head on.
- Cobra Kai Learning vs. Miyagi-Do: Who You Got?
There are serious parallels we can draw between The Karate Kid and the world of corporate learning. In this blog, Ed Nathanson argues the difference between Cobra Kai style learning and Miyagi style learning!
- 5 Ways to Kill Boring Learning Programs
Training doesn’t have to be boring. And it certainly doesn’t have to be limited to on-boarding and compliance mandates. But often it’s painfully boring and only used to complete required courses. So we put together a list of 5 ways you can inject a little sex appeal into your learning and development programs!
- Leadership Styles from The Walking Dead
Zombie apocalypse or not, we see the leadership styles of The Walking Dead characters every day at work. Here’s a breakdown of the traits of my favorite characters, written by our favorite guest blogger (and pop culture guru), Ed Nathanson.
- Back to the Future of Mobile Learning
The fall 2015 release of Meridian Global fell on October 21, 2015 – the exact same day that Marty McFly travels back to the future in Back to the Future II. On this day in real life, we announced the availability of Meridian’s mobile learning application, which is the industry’s first braded mobile solution.
- #ICYMI: Lessons Learned from Hollywood’s Greatest Boss, Jon Stewart
Late night legendary host, Jon Stewart, retired from The Daily Show this year, and he is surely missed! In one of our weekly in case you missed it blogs (ICYMI) we covered some of the greatest management lessons we can learn from Hollywood’s favorite boss.
- Office Obituary: Death of the 40-Hour Workweek
If you work a traditional 9-5 job, you probably know that the 40 hour workweek is a myth. Over the years we’ve been adding more hours to our work routines, resulting in added stress and loss of productivity. In this blog, we covered the reasons behind the extra hours and what you can do to cut back on extra work and stress.
- Life Hacks: 7 Memory Retention Tips
Everyone loves a good Life Hack – especially when it comes to remembering things! We did some research and put together a list of the top seven memory retention tips.
- Lessons from The Bee Gees: How Training Can Help Hiring
What do The Bee Gees have to do with training and hiring? A lot more than you think! Ed Nathanson put together a blog post depicting a classic hiring manager situation, drawing parallels from two of our favorite Bee Gees songs.
- 4 Ways to Thank Employees
A thank you goes a long way; especially in the workplace! In this blog we covered four of the best ways to show your team members that you care.
We hope you enjoyed all the blog content we published in 2015! If there’s anything you want us to write about, drop us a note in the comments section. We love feedback.
Cheers and Happy New Year!