You know, when I first dipped my toes into the vast ocean of learning and development (L+D), it felt overwhelming.

There’s always a new method or a shiny tool catching our attention.

But as I waded deeper, one truth became clear: To truly understand and master L+D, you’ve got to dig into its roots.

And that’s where foundational texts and research come in.

Why are these texts so crucial?

Let’s break it down:

  • Timeless Wisdom: Think about your favorite comfort food. It’s probably been around for generations, right? In the same way, foundational texts are the comfort food of L+D. They’ve been tried, tested, and they stand the test of time.
  • Understanding the ‘Why’: Ever wondered why certain training methods click while others fall flat? Those foundational texts? Yeah, they’ve got the answers.
  • Grounding Our Practice: It’s easy to get swayed by every new trend. But when you’re grounded in core principles, you can sift through the noise with confidence.

Now, I won’t pretend that diving into foundational research is like binge-watching your favorite series.

But I can promise you this: It’s worth it. By understanding where we’ve come from, we gain clarity on where we should be heading.

So, how do you navigate these cornerstone resources without feeling lost? Well, that’s where this resource page steps in.

I’ve been where you are, and I’ve sifted through piles of research to cherry-pick the best for you.

And the best part?

I’ve broken it down to make it digestible and actionable.

Leadership

Organizational Behavior

Adult Learning

Groundbreaking Studies and Research Articles