Old habits die hard, but good leaders can change

CLO Magazine

How they make decisions and take action — playing it safe. Productive engagement is about interacting with other leaders and employees in ways that gain action and commitment. Intellectual agility: having an open mind. Innovative action: learning through experimentation.

There’s an Alternative to Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

These programs provide little focus on the social, interpersonal and strategic aspects of leadership, and what’s learned is often difficult to apply. Action learning with a trained coach is a cost-effective approach that enables leaders to develop capabilities while working to solve urgent organizational or social problems. Essentially, leaders are learning while working, making it easy to see how learned skills apply on the job.

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Beyond the status quo: how enlightened CLOs can enable true employee readiness

CLO Magazine

There’s a massive shift underway in the world of learning and development. It’s a perfect storm of pressure, in which chief learning officers weigh ROI and manage digital disruption across industries as they pivot from the age of the customer to the age of the employee. CLOs face intense pressure to build learning cultures in which geographically dispersed teams can engage with relevant content “on-demand” to reskill. Embracing Learning in the Flow of Work.

A useful checklist for realistic interactions

SmartBuilder

We learned from our client that most of their employees work in cubicles. A” means Actions. Ruth Colvin Clark discusses learner scaffolding and the best times to provide “domain information” in her book SCENARIO-BASED e-Learning. On the other hand, direct instruction before problem solving is usually better for a simulation or a game, where the learner must try different actions, learn from those actions and adjust or move on.

A useful checklist for realistic interactions

SmartBuilder

We learned from our client that most of their employees work in cubicles. A” means Actions. Ruth Colvin Clark discusses learner scaffolding and the best times to provide “domain information” in her book SCENARIO-BASED e-Learning. On the other hand, direct instruction before problem solving is usually better for a simulation or a game, where the learner must try different actions, learn from those actions and adjust or move on.

This Is What I Believe About Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

This is a future in which workers are smarter, more agile, and more innovative. The Purpose of Business is Learning. But none of this is possible without learning. At its core, any high performing organization is about learning; continually using new information to become smarter, better, and more effective. To survive and thrive today, industries need innovation which is essentially about learning. Training Is Not Learning. Work is No Longer Work .

There’s an Alternative to Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

These programs provide little focus on the social, interpersonal and strategic aspects of leadership, and what’s learned is often difficult to apply. Action learning with a trained coach is a cost-effective approach that enables leaders to develop capabilities while working to solve urgent organizational or social problems. Essentially, leaders are learning while working, making it easy to see how learned skills apply on the job.

Learning to Compete

The Performance Improvement Blog

The rate at which an organization learns may be the only sustainable competitive advantage. If you are learning more rapidly than the competition, you can get ahead and stay ahead. Clawson in their chapter in the book, Creating a Learning Culture , write this about competition and learning: Today it seems that organizations need to be able to do more than just adapt: they must become agile in the face of constantly changing conditions.

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If You're Not Learning.

The Performance Improvement Blog

Now I'm back and hope I will be able to continue writing about learning and management.] . According to LinkedIn’s 2018 Workplace Learning Report , “The #1 reason employees say they are not engaging in workplace learning is because they don't have the time.” If learning is made a part of work, time is not a barrier to learning. Learning is the work. Acquiring new knowledge and skills is not a matter of time; it’s a matter of how we think about learning.

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Reprise: Learning to Compete

The Performance Improvement Blog

The rate at which an organization learns may be the only sustainable competitive advantage. If you are learning more rapidly than the competition, you can get ahead and stay ahead. Clawson in their chapter in the book, Creating a Learning Culture , write this about competition and learning: Today it seems that organizations need to be able to do more than just adapt: they must become agile in the face of constantly changing conditions.

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Time for a New Look at Learning: Or What I Learned from Reading “Informal Learning at Work”

Pract.us

Your team learns informally all the time. You can support those efforts for more learning bang for your buck. With a shift in your views about what learning is, you can still build a powerful learning organization and demonstrate the value to executives at the same time. A native of New Zealand, Paul Matthews has always applied the practical, no-nonsense approach he learned growing up on a farm to his work in the corporate world. So What is Informal Learning?

Manager's Role in Learning and Performance Improvement

The Performance Improvement Blog

What should be a manager’s role in employee learning? In answering this question, the first thing managers have to understand is that continuous learning is the modus operandi for all high performance organizations. Individual, team, and enterprise performance can’t improve without learning. Learning isn’t in addition to a manager’s job; it IS a manager’s job. An engineer in a prototype department of a manufacturer learns how to operate a 3D printer.

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How to organize for deep (not superficial) learning online?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Last week I had a great time again during the Learning and Technologies Conference in London. I was sitting next to someone I didn't know and within 10 minutes we were discussing the difference between performance support and social learning and the presentation style of Bob Mosher. It is a form to support my own learning. This year my question is: How to organize for deep learning online? Double loop learning is about change of mental models, changing the goals.

5 Ways Mobile Learning Increases Sales Success

Ed App

Mobile learning has proved to enhance various processes within organisations, facilitating organisational productivity, agility and flexibility. In this article, we will outline 5 of the best ways mobile learning increases sales success. Consistent information provision is essential for employees’ constant learning and feedback cycle. Feedback is an essential part of the action learning cycle, making it a pivotal aspect of effective training.

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Cohort-based programs can develop leaders at all levels

CLO Magazine

As executive coaches, we’ve found that cohort-based executive development programs that integrate four specific learning components — group learning, executive and peer coaching, experiential/action learning activities and a strong emphasis on personal development and self-awareness — offer a powerful way to rapidly develop leaders at any level. 2: Cohort Learning Programs Should Be Designed to Support Current or Emerging Business Goals.

The top 10 opportunity costs for single source content strategy

Xyleme

When you think about your company''s digital learning content strategy, what''s the first thing that comes to mind? With Learning & Development rapidly evolving from a cost center focused on formal learning to a strategic function tasked with the continuous development of an employee throughout their tenure with a company, the need to be high impact has never been greater. What happens when this concept is extrapolated to learning and development conversations?

The Challenges of Executive Education

Training Industry

Participants play an active role in their training, and their personal investment in the learning process has grown. These challenges include the transformation of the traditional learning model, the need to be agile and the existence of communities of practice. Employees and employers alike have demonstrated their enthusiasm for lifelong learning, while the recent introduction of the personal training account in France has been another significant evolution.

How to Combat the Leadership Crisis

CLO Magazine

In their book “Learning Leadership: The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader,” James M. The number of learning activities that involve teamwork and collaboration attest to the fact that learning how to build and manage teams is an important part of leadership. Each level requires a different set of skills than the one before, and development to ensure leaders learn the right skills at each level. No one learning platform or learning style fits all.

Growing a Model for Leadership

CLO Magazine

From there, the model measures three dimensions: learning agility, leadership competence and self awareness. Learning agility — the ability of a leader to succeed in new situations — is the core of the model and is designed to measure a leader’s adaptability. An agile leader combines a number of traits — curiosity, comfort with ambiguity, interpersonal skills and resourcefulness.

Automagically discover best content every day

Jay Cross

Dawn of Learning. Jay Cross’s Informal Learning. Social Media for Working & Learning. Working smarter draws upon design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments.

February’s Top 50 Posts on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines. Social Learning: what actually is it? - Jane Hart , February 1, 2012. Best of Working Smarter Daily.

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70:20:10 - Beyond the Blend

Charles Jennings

The term ‘blended learning’ first appeared in the late-1990s when web-based learning solutions started to become more widely used and were integrated on one way or another with face-to-face methods. There are many other examples of ‘blending’ learning stretching back into the past, too. However, the incorporation of technology into learning or training delivery has given blended learning a boost. Blended learning almost always falls into the ‘adding’ category.

Free L&D webinars for October 2017

Limestone Learning

Join Panopto to learn nine things you may be doing the old way, why they're no longer necessary, and how updating your approach to video learning will enable you to maximize its value. In this webcast, you’ll learn: Three best practices for creating new videos. About the benefits of peer-to-peer video-based learning. And you'll learn how to do it all using nothing but standard PowerPoint and a good story. Microlearning has nothing to do with learning.

Sprinting Toward the Finish Line

CLO Magazine

As former football great Peyton Manning and country music crooner Brad Paisley banter back and forth on television commercials telling viewers and customers alike that “Nationwide is on your side,” it wouldn’t be a stretch for the pair to riff off the popular jingle by adding that the insurance giant is also on the side of its 31,000 employees when it comes to learning and development. Enabling learning is much more a part of everyone’s role here,” said Diane L.

Experience, Experience, Experience

CLO Magazine

Soft skill development is steeped in experiential learning, which is why learning leaders should aim to create experiences meant to test leaders’ behaviors and EQ. But learning leaders also can make internal efforts. Scott Miller, CEO of Action Learning Associates, an executive development firm, said peer learning reflection should feature both the good and the bad. Tuck’s Finkelstein is also a fan of peer learning.

Best articles on working smarter

Jay Cross

Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines. The Non-Training Approach to Workplace Learning - Jane Hart , November 23, 2011. Best of Working Smarter Daily.

Best of working smarter for September 2011

Jay Cross

Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines. Quiz: Have you got the New Workplace Learning mindset? - Jane Hart , September 27, 2011.

There is no one ‘right’ online platform to support learning

Janet Clarey

If you’re in the profession of learning & development you would no doubt select “TRUE” to the following statement if it was presented as a test question: We know that instruction, when spaced over time, produces substantial learning benefits (i.e., Yet many still have a desire to find the holy grail of learning platforms. It can be considered a tool for subscription learning. Our use of platforms is like a tapas bar for learning : ).

Awesome insights into working smarter

Jay Cross

Working Smarter Daily draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines. The Smart Worker : shares what s/he learns - Jane Hart , August 2, 2011.

Why You Should Encourage Leaders to Play Games

CLO Magazine

All of these games provide bonding as well as learning opportunities, and most adults play those same games today with their kids — in addition to new technology-based games — for the same purpose. Because the shortage of leaders is a critical factor in organizational growth, and current methods are not effective, learning leaders must innovate to build a leadership pipeline. This is not self-paced e-learning; it’s delivering a classroom-based, high-fidelity business game.

July bonanza at Working Smarter Daily

Jay Cross

Working Smarter Daily draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 Working Smarter Daily embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines. The Smart Worker : learning continuously with social media - Jane Hart , July 25, 2011.

Working smarter

Jay Cross

I don’t talk much about training or learning any more. You can train people but they may or may not learn. Learning is better than training, but learning is not enough to make sure the job gets done. Moreover, people often fail to put what they learn into practice. It may or may not involve learning. Empowering people to take action rests on clearing obstacles out of the way and incorporating next practices into workflow. Higher ground.

Working Smarter: Most popular posts of 2011

Jay Cross

Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines. 5 Stages of Workplace Learning (Revisited) - Jane Hart , December 6, 2011. Learning 2.0 Lean or Agility? ,

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Free L&D webinars for September 2018

Limestone Learning

New learning helps too, and September is full of free webinars that can add to your knowledge stores! The key to learning success in these instances, though, is getting this high-quality material to trainees as quickly as possible. During the session, you will learn: About the latest eLearning trends, tools, and strategies to consider when building an engaging and future-proofed training program. the webcast will also examine elements of a live simulation in action.

Working Smarter, March 2012

Jay Cross

Working Smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines. Learning Without Training - Jay Cross , March 5, 2012. March 1, 2012 to March 30, 2012.

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Best of Working Smarter Daily this year

Jay Cross

Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines. My colleague, Clark Quinn, recently wrote a blog post, Yes, you do have to change, in which he explained how he felt that “ the elearning industry, and the broader learning industry, is severely underperforming the potential”. Social learning MORE >> 266 Tweets. Formal Learning is (or should be) Expensive!

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2012?s Top articles on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

Working Smarter Daily points to ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 ” Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines. The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list is revealed. E-Learning Generations .

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