The world is constantly changing, and demands for new skill-sets in the workplace are springing up like never before. From the need to incorporate top-of-the-line digitization to enhancing corporate training strategies, and improving employees’ mindsets, it is clear that developing a lifelong learning culture is crucial to creating lasting personal and professional success.

As you make your way through these articles, you will gain critical insights for personal and professional growth which you can use to propel your organization through the 21st century.

IE’s Center for Learning Innovation will provide the essential, cutting-edge tools you need to stay on the front line of an increasingly demanding and competitive world.

Welcome to the future of work (Article in Spanish)

Professor, Dr. Nick van Dam explains at Expansion Newspaper how the pandemic has accelerated and multiplied by 10 some existing trends, such as digitization, teleworking, online learning, organizations seen as a set of networks and teams, and leaders as coaches.

Prediction: Half of Fortune 500 CEOs will be women before 2030

In the digital age, leaders must excel at managing their ego, thinking and emotions, their emotional intelligence and their otherness — the ability to connect, engage and relate emotionally with others in positive ways. Women may be more naturally positioned to do so.

How to identify Talent within the Company and Develop it. El País. January 2021. (Article in Spanish)

Boosting professional and personal skills is essential to maximize a resource that constitutes one of the main assets of companies. Nick van Dam shares his insights in El País newspaper about how to develop a corporate culture of talent development that reaches every employee.


Wall Street Journal has just released this early November 2020 an article about the Future of Education. In order to do so, they have gathered the opinions of international experts in the field, including Nick van Dam IE Chief Learning Officer, to share insights on how to get better returns, from early childhood to on-the-job training. The hypothesis is served: Getting a college degree is no longer the only way to invest in human capital. Those who think more broadly will prosper in the years ahead.