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IN THIS ISSUE CONTENTS 10 on the cover


SPOTLIGHT ON ELOUISE LEONARD-CROSS


Elouise Leonard- Cross on her award- winning L&OD practice and how she developed her team of L&D athletes


feature 20 23 feature TECH STRESS


Lieven Bertier on how workers are feeling the strain from poor performing technology


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Mark Lyons looks at virtual reality and its role in real- world success


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AUGUST 2016 LEADER


4 FROM THE EDITOR OPINION


5 DONALD H TAYLOR Don reminisces on the demise of vinyl but sees classroom training continuing, with the right type of facilitator


TJ AWARDS 6 THE NEXT STEPS


As judging is closing, Debbie Carter explains what our lucky short-listed candidates should expect next


OPINION


8 PRACTIONER'S VIEWPOINT Paula Ashfield offers her perspective on how to make learning more agile


9 COOK LOOKS Jo Cook reflects on the professionalism of design


FEATURES


16 DO YOUR OWN VIDEO Mike Clayton gives his tips on video making


26 EVICTING THE INNER ROOMMATE James Flanagan explores ways to silence negativity


30 TRENDS IN L&D Laura Overton explores some of the live trends from the Towards Maturity Benchmark this year and reflects on changes in the past five years


33 RISE OF THE ROBOTS Keeping ahead of computers, Jakub Langr looks at the myth and reality in artificial intelligence


36 LIVING ON THE EDGE Mary Isokariari takes the plunge at a Pembrokeshire activity centre


REGULARS


38 LAST STAND Tom Salinsky reflects on why it’s easier to teach new skills to children


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