More Management Lessons From Nonprofits

The Performance Improvement Blog

In my last post I wrote about Nancy Lublin’s new book, Zilch: The Power of Zero in Business , and her notion that for-profit companies have much to learn from well-managed nonprofits. Lublin says more about this in an article for The Huffington Post. She says in that post that businesses should learn three major financial lessons from nonprofits: 1. But that doesn't mean that organizations from any sector can't learn from the best of them.

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Learn From Success or Learn From Failure: You Decide

The Performance Improvement Blog

We learn more from studying successes than we do from studying failure. Humans have a strong tendency to gravitate to things-gone-wrong when the best course of action often is to learn from things-gone-right. However, there is a time to learn from failure. Amy Edmondson makes this case in a recent article in Harvard Business Review and in a podcast interview. She argues that most managers don’t know how to learn from failure.

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Command, but No Control Management

The Performance Improvement Blog

As the Industrial Revolution gained steam, command and control became the accepted approach to building corporations—it was ingrained in the processes and procedures and codified into articles of incorporation used today for old and most new corporations. A command-and-control style of management is often the main barrier to corporate learning. No problem: All lessons learned and new information are viewed positively. .

Command, but No Control Management

The Performance Improvement Blog

As the Industrial Revolution gained steam, command and control became the accepted approach to building corporations—it was ingrained in the processes and procedures and codified into articles of incorporation used today for old and most new corporations. A command-and-control style of management is often the main barrier to corporate learning. No problem: All lessons learned and new information are viewed positively. .

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Sahana Chattopadhyay is a performance consultant and an L&D professional with 15 years of experience in the field of academia and organizational learning. Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning. What is your vision for the learning community?

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50 Ways to Lever Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

In a learning culture , formal training is just one of many methods used to facilitate employee learning. In a learning culture, we start with the performance goal and then select the mix of methods that will help employees acquire and retain the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and beliefs they need in order to achieve those goals. Instructor-centered class (fact to face) – traditional classroom in which instructor controls the content and learning process.

Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs - Experiencing eLearning , July 6, 2010 Back when I wrote my instructional design careers series in 2007, I was only aware of a few blogs by instructional designers. Since then, I’ve discovered a wealth of blogs by instructional designers, e-learning developers, and workplace learning specialists. There’s been a lot of discussion around cognitive theory and “how the brain learns.&#

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What NOT to do in L&D

Litmos

As do most articles in the L&D space, I frequently talk about what we should do. In short, learning is about doing in practice what you’ll be doing in performance, with support. Too often, learning is evaluated by asking the learner whether they liked the experience, or thought it was valuable That’s what is referred to as a ‘smile sheet’. For the average learner, the correlation between their evaluation of the learning experience and the real impact is essentially zero.

A not-so-white paper on succession

CLO Magazine

A few concepts can help learning professionals widen the path for nontraditional leaders. Unless you are a white male, it’s hard to find many places where leadership consistently “looks like me,” even in the hypothetical examples used in corporate learning. Make learning “look like me”.

Key eLearning Trends for 2019

Origin Learning

When we published our list of ‘Workplace Learning Trends in 2018’ in January this year; we listed the following: Augmented and Virtual Reality. App-Based Learning. Bite-Sized Learning. Learning as a Service is a trend that we believe will really reach its full potential in 2019. Expect this trend to crystallize further as product-driven companies create an entire learning ecosystem that charges customers/users to learn how to use the product effectively.

What Learning & Development Can Learn from Artificial Intelligence

Watershed

Scalable learning is a key differentiator for modern enterprise business. And one way learning platforms are scaling learning is by using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in learning technology via content recommendations and personalized learning. But let’s be clear, I’m not here to talk about the “Netflix of Learning.”. What Is Scalable Learning? That sounds great, but how does one actually achieve scalable learning?

What Can We Gain From Using the Arts in Training

Training Industry

A 2005 Journal of Business Strategy article noted, “In recent years, there has been a remarkable growth in the use of arts programs by businesses to meet a wide range of their organizational learning and employee training needs. The arts are often used as a metaphor for the way people should work together and as an approach to leadership, such as leadership lessons from a symphony. Arts-based learning allows for action as well as information.

4 Benefits Of A Custom Training Program

Roundtable Learning

In this article, we’ll dive into what a custom training program is, how it differs from off-the-shelf content, and the four benefits of a custom training program. An effective custom training program has targeted learning objectives and a clear plan for how the program will be structured and delivered to meet learning goals. Custom training delivery can be personalized based on the desired skills, schedules, and learning needs of employees.

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. This is the company’s formal announcement that LinkedIn Learning is not just an amazing array of content, it is a corporate learning platform. The company wants to become a single place for all organizational learning content.

5 Modern Learning Principles To Drive Higher Sales Performance

Allego

This is the first of a two-part blog series recapping Allego’s recent webinar: 5 Modern Learning Principles To Drive Higher Sales Performance, featuring Mike Kunkle. Even players in the shipping industry of the early 19 th century learned this lesson as companies that first adopted newly available steamship technology could traverse shipping lanes at four times the speed—while competitors who continued investing in ships with next-gen masts and sails floundered (no pun intended).

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The Social Learning Revolution in eLearning

TalentLMS

Social learning is an age-old learning and teaching strategy, backed by many cognitive scientists. While retouching social learning theories is a requirement for this article, we cannot overstate the benefits this effort can incur for training professionals. Leveraging social learning with the eLearning content is the new norm of eLearning courses. Let’s examine some top benefits of social learning in organizations. What is Social Learning?

What Learning & Development Can Learn from Artificial Intelligence

Watershed

Scalable learning is a key differentiator for modern enterprise business. And one way learning platforms are scaling learning is by using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in learning technology via content recommendations and personalized learning. But let’s be clear, I’m not here to talk about the “Netflix of Learning.”. What Is Scalable Learning? That sounds great, but how does one actually achieve scalable learning?

Elevate Your Management Skills: Quick Start Guide to Training Your Employees Yourself

Mindflash

Couple this fact with the additional fact that job candidates typically cite the ability to work with a manager they respect and from whom they can learn as a top factor in making an employment decision. You will help to create an organizational culture of learning. So as a first step before standing up and training your employees yourself, seek to fill your own learning gaps with appropriate training. Have Conversations and Kick Off Informal Learning Sessions.

How to Select Online Manufacturing Training That’s Right for Your Company

Convergence Training

If you’re looking to add some online manufacturing training to your current training program at work, you’ve found the right article. We’ll cover a lot of what you need to know about selecting online manufacturing training that’s right for your workplace in this article, plus we invite you to register for the upcoming webinar or just to reach out to us with comments or questions at anytime. Click the links below to learn more about how we can help you.

Peer Learning and MOOCs: Using Technology to Maximize Employee Learning

Your Training Edge

How much of their essential job skills and knowledge are people in your organization learning from one another? Do you know what they are learning? Regardless of how much time and energy you put into creating content and designing your training, your employees will learn more from their peers. In a previous set of articles, we looked at the advantages of using a massive open online course (MOOC) to incorporate informal learning into training programs.

What is Learning in the Age of Technology?

CLO Magazine

While the definition of learning has been debated for centuries, for the purposes of this article we will define learning as a process for acquiring new information that when internalized results in change or transformation. What happens when information production and dissemination outpace learning? With VUCA as the “new normal” and “creating an agile workforce” as the buzzword du jour, learning leaders face increasing pressures to help organizations change quickly.

Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

ID Reflections

I started this discussion to understand the roles (tacit and explicit) that a learning consultant plays. Moreover, I would urge all learning folks to join this group—just to keep learning and evolving…and to contribute to these discussions so that we can all learn together. Here’s to continuous, lifelong learning! Collective Learning rocks!!! Sahana Chattopadhyay Senior Consultant at Zensar Technologies What does a Learning Consultant do?

The Essential Guide to Learning Analytics in the Age of Big Data

Lambda Solutions

Download The Essential Guide to Learning Analytics in the Age of Big Data and keep it as your eLearning secret weapon! This article is designed to be your A-to-Z guide to learning analytics. Use this as a valuable resource to successfully initiate a learning analytics approach within your company. You’ll discover: The basic concepts of learning analytics. How to use learning analytics for evaluation. Using Big Data to Analyze Learning.

Cathy Moore – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CATHY MOORE (International e-Learning Thought Leader, Blogger): Cathy Moore is an internationally recognized speaker and writer dedicated to saving the world from boring instruction. 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.

CATHY MOORE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT CATHY MOORE (International e-Learning Thought Leader, Blogger): Cathy Moore is an internationally recognized speaker and writer dedicated to saving the world from boring instruction. 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.

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. 10 Ways To Learn In 2010 - The eLearning Coach , January 3, 2010. Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010. Four roles for social media in workplace learning - Clive on Learning , September 28, 2010. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010. Taxonomy of Learning Theories - E-Learning Provocateur , January 12, 2010.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

Jay Cross

People learn their jobs by doing their jobs. These posts offer guidance to managers who want to make learning from experience and conversation more effective. Convergence of work and learning. Work and learning have merged. We learn on the job to do the job. In a time of increased business speed, learning is vital. To stay ahead and create more value, you have to learn faster, better, smarter. They have to learn on the fly.

Joe Ganci – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Joseph Ganci is President of eLearningJoe, LLC, a custom learning company located outside Washington. Since 1983, he has been involved in every aspect of multimedia and learning development. Joe holds a degree in Computer Science, and writes books and articles about eLearning. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. So what about learning?

JOE GANCI – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Joseph Ganci is President of eLearningJoe, LLC, a custom learning company located outside Washington. Since 1983, he has been involved in every aspect of multimedia and learning development. Joe holds a degree in Computer Science, and writes books and articles about eLearning. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. So what about learning?

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. Empower your people; let them help others learn how to learn. Managers will need to make time to dedicate to developing their employees, but this doesn’t mean formal learning.

Top 60 eLearning Posts for October 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

4 Free Tools to Help Get Your PowerPoint from Good to Great , October 21, 2010 Continuing the recent trend of PowerPoint in the news , I stumbled upon an article in USA Today that provided some tips and advice for designing more engaging presentations. The art of Twitter , October 11, 2010 Learning how to use Twitter as a tool to develop your personal learning network is not always simple, and as with any other social networking tools, there is an unwritten protocol.

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.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010 Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. Most learning vendors tout their ‘expertise in instructional design’ as a key reason as to why we should engage them to produce learning content. learning is a mix of formal and informal , not one or the other. Why does lesson size matter?

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.

Hot List - April 1, 2009 to April 11, 2009

Tony Karrer

So, here's the hot list for April 1 - April 11 via eLearning Learning. Although everyone learns most from their mistakes, it does save a lot of money if you keep some tips in the back of your mind. Building Better Learning Games - Learning Visions , April 9, 2009 Interested in building casual games for your learners? Learning results in physical changes to the brain and these changes are unique to each individual. I've reproduced the text of the article here.

Partnering With the C-Suite

CLO Magazine

Successful chief learning officers understand that business longevity is defined by an ability to innovate and adapt. They know that unless organizations can learn faster than the competition — and faster than the rate of change — they are destined to take a back seat in the marketplace. If the investment can be better spent in another area with more impact, then learning should gladly offer up the budget.

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eLearning Software: The Perfect Ingredient to Create a High-Performance Ecosystem

ProProfs

The learning industry is finally altering its strategies to focus more on enhancing the performance ecosystem. Abernathy correctly assessed that “Online learning is not the next big thing, it is the now big thing.”. On scanning the Search Engine Guru, the first meaning that pops up on the screen defines eLearning as the ‘learning conducted via electronic media, typically on the Internet.’ The self-paced learning mode is the largest segment in the e-learning market.

An email of complaint sent to Air India

Jay Cross

In a capitalist economy, the way an organisation learns their lessons is if they lose money – so don’t fly Air India and they might learn a lesson. Blogs Business Blog & history Learning Blog & history Internet Time Alliance Loading Books Buy | Read an Excerpt Read an Excerpt Colleagues Jane Hart Jon Husband Harold Jarche Charles Jennings Clark Quinn Popular articles Not Your Fathers ROI What is informal learning?

An email of complaint sent to Air India

Jay Cross

In a capitalist economy, the way an organisation learns their lessons is if they lose money – so don’t fly Air India and they might learn a lesson. Blogs Business Blog & history Learning Blog & history Internet Time Alliance Loading Books Buy | Read an Excerpt Read an Excerpt Colleagues Jane Hart Jon Husband Harold Jarche Charles Jennings Clark Quinn Popular articles Not Your Fathers ROI What is informal learning?