Agile Learner; Agile Leader

The Performance Improvement Blog

I have to admit that prior to hearing Elliott Masie talk about “learning agility” last week at the virtual Human Captial Media Symposium for CLOs , the concept was not on my radar. It appears that there are at least three definitions of learning agility being used in the field.

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Keep Growing Your Organizational Learning Pyramid

CLO Magazine

An Inclusive Learning Growth Pyramid. Some organizations provide myriad opportunities for learning at different levels of the organizational pyramid. An inclusive learning pyramid would help employees at every level to learn the relevant skills and grow to the next level.

Uberizing Organizational Learning – Thinking Beyond Courses

ID Reflections

We have to think agile, instant, accessible, contextual, micro-sized, real time… We need to uberize organizational learning. I am taking uberization more as a concept that encapsulates the characteristics listed above and, IMHO, L&D has a lot to learn from this.

Force Field Analysis of Organizational Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

learning) and the factors that block people from achieving that change. The table below lists forces that commonly drive learning in organizations and the factors that block learning in organizations. Lack of Leadership Support. Work vs. Learning. Need for Agility. What are the factors that drive and block learning in your organization? Leadership Learning Culture Organization Culture Organizational Learning Teamwork Training

Organizational Learning Is A Social Act

CLO Magazine

We make many assumptions about organizational learning. On the surface we seem to know what organizational learning is: People attend programs or complete e-learning modules, they learn something new and they somehow become better.

Search for the Agile Learner

The Performance Improvement Blog

Modern organizations need agile learners. The most successful employees will be those who embrace the change and seek out learning when, where, and how they learn best. In other words, they must be agile learners. They write that agile learners….

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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. To survive and thrive today, industries need innovation which is essentially about learning.

Leadership Development - Webinar Poll Results

Nomadic Learning

I recently co-hosted a webinar with Cindy McCauley from CCL© on Making Leadership Happen, at Scale. During the webinar we took the opportunity to ask the audience their views on leadership and leadership development. which we need to apply leadership skills is shifting.

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Reasons Why You Need to Create a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

I have argued in previous blog posts that organizations need a learning culture because training is not sufficient to develop the necessary competencies of 21rst century workers. For one thing, the learning from training events is often not transferred to the workplace.

Learning to Lead in the Time of Disruption

The Performance Improvement Blog

Organizations must be learning constantly to ensure survival. So, what are the leadership skills for “…complex, ambiguous, and uncertain environments”? In a time of disruption, leadership has to be about continuous development of the people around you.

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Learning Different

The Performance Improvement Blog

What and how people learn is changing dramatically. Digital technology has opened the door to new learning formats and created a demand for new, more fluid types of training and development efforts. We need agility in learners and in learning interventions in organizations.

Learning to Work in a Time of Digital Disruption

The Performance Improvement Blog

The DBT Center says that this will require “digital business agility” and their research suggests that the underlying capabilities are: Hyperawareness – ability to gather and analyze data from employees, contractors, customers, competitors, and the marketplace.

Hiring for a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

One of the keys to creating and sustaining a learning culture is hiring people who are continuous learners and who help others learn continuously. Edgar Wilson, in a post on e.Mile , writes that a “healthy” learning culture has four features: . It’s learning ability.

Why Management Needs to Change

The Performance Improvement Blog

Your primary responsibility is to lead people into a 21st-century knowledge economy that supports and sustains learning over everything else. Learning is the critical differentiator in the knowledge economy. How you manage that learning is the new competitive advantage. The lesson is clear: Corporations must learn to listen to their customers and employees or face the consequences.

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Learning for a Rapidly Changing World

The Performance Improvement Blog

I don’t think we want to subject adults to the kind of learning experiences typical of a 13-year-old’s classroom. But I do agree that all workers today need to be continually learning and our institutions need to recognize and support this learning.

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Demystifying Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

In this post, I want to demystify working out loud and highlight the organizational as well as personal growth that accrues from the practice. It has helped me to develop my personal learning network (PLN) and enabled my PKM.

Using Your Head and Your Heart

The Performance Improvement Blog

In a December 6, 2016 blog post titled “ Managing Minds, Winning Hearts ”, I wrote: …workers will have to be smarter, more agile, and more innovative than ever.

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Why Management Needs to Change

The Performance Improvement Blog

Your primary responsibility is to lead people into a 21st-century knowledge economy that supports and sustains learning over everything else. Learning is the critical differentiator in the knowledge economy. How you manage that learning is the new competitive advantage. The lesson is clear: Corporations must learn to listen to their customers and employees or face the consequences.

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Reprise: Managing Minds, Winning Hearts

The Performance Improvement Blog

We are now in the "Knowledge Economy" which means that we must learn differently than we have in the past. As I wrote in a previous blog post titled, The Manager's Abridged History of Work and Learning : . This has profound implications for how we manage workers and how we facilitate learning in the workplace. The book, Impact of Emerging Digital Technologies on Leadership in Global Business, reports that 47 percent of U.S.

“Digital Mindset”: What Is It All About?

Learnnovators

“Digital mindset” seems to have become another buzzword–rather buzz-phrase to be grammatically precise–whenever the conversation (online or offline) veers toward social business, social learning, collaboration, and other 21st Century phenomenon in general.

Managing Minds, Winning Hearts

The Performance Improvement Blog

We are now in the "Knowledge Economy" which means that we must learn differently than we have in the past. As I wrote in a previous blog post titled, The Manager's Abridged History of Work and Learning : .

The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning

Learnnovators

What is common across the learning modes and methods mentioned? Social learning via an enterprise collaboration platform. Mobile enabled learning accessible anytime, anywhere, on any device of the user’s choice. But first, WHAT IS EMERGENT LEARNING?

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC

Learnnovators

@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera.

Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

Learnnovators

I recently wrote about the challenges of integrating social learning in the workplace. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first.

Workplace Learning in a World “Beyond Automation”

Learnnovators

The remaining tasks will require individuals who fundamentally think differently about work and learning. The key question we (as L&D/HR) need to think of is how are we going to support workplace learning to build such skills in the workforce?

The Business of Development

CLO Magazine

How does someone who went to college to become a high school math teacher end up leading learning at Nordstrom? We are learning all the time about our evolving workforce — what matters to them and what helps them do their best work,” Schlueter said. “We Pivoting to Learning.

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape.

Why Organizations Must Encourage Collaboration: Building a Case

ID Reflections

Organizations, i.e., the business leaders and executives are not interested in learning. Until and unless L&D can clearly and unambiguously articulate the responses to these questions, business will continue to view ESNs and collaborative learning/collaboration with scepticism.

LinkedIn Becomes A Serious Open Learning Experience Platform

CLO Magazine

LinkedIn has become quite a juggernaut in the corporate learning market. And the company just threw down the gauntlet; it’s now announcing it has completely opened up its learning platform to external content partners.

L&D's Role in the VUCA World: Part 1

ID Reflections

Each area is critical today in building an organization and an organizational culture that will not only attract the best employees but will also provide them with the necessary platform to give their best. As L&D, we need to build in capabilities like agility , resilience and creativity.

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The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

From Agile to xAPI and everything in between, there are a lot of eLearning terms to get your head around. Active Learning. Active learning is a strategy focused on encouraging learners to actively participate in training. ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning). Learning Path.

Beyond the Lab

CLO Magazine

This requires corporate universities to keep learning assets such as course materials up to date and faculty current with new developments in their professional areas. Traditionally, research is the domain of major academic universities, not corporate universities.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10 (5)

Jay Cross

Changing the role of managers is a wrenching organizational change. Dan Pontefract, Head of Learning and Collaboration, TELUS, told us: Leadership is for all, but front-line and middle managers hold the key to the actual development of individual contributors.

The 70:20:10 Model – Today, Tomorrow & Beyond

Learnnovators

ABOUT CHARLES JENNINGS (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates): Charles Jennings is a leading thinker, practitioner and consultant in the areas of performance improvement, change management, and learning. From 2002 until the end of 2008, Charles was the Chief Learning Officer for Reuters and Thomson Reuters where he had responsibility for developing the global learning and performance strategy and leading the learning organisation for the firm’s 55,000 workforce.

Free L&D webinars for April 2018

Limestone Learning

Monday, April 2, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Straight Talk: Communication and Connection Skills to Increase Influence (Free for ATD members) Learn effective communication techniques to improve your communication skills, and learn to connect effectively to leverage those communication skills.