Pick your battles, gain friends, and fail purposely.
Launching an L&D department can be immensely rewarding. But it's also likely to be incredibly challenging, especially if you're starting as a team of one in an organization where the function was nonexistent. As the head of the new business unit, you're serving both as the strategic lead to program materials and relationships and as the implementer of programs at the tactical level.
Where do you begin when you're starting o