Disruptive Innovation and Organizational Learning

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Disruptive innovation has become a very popular notion about competition and organizational change. Which is why disruptiveness—a quality once associated with children who couldn’t control themselves in school—has become the measuring stick of promising business ideas.

Organizational Learning in Colleges and Universities

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Selingo, editor at large for The Chronicle for Higher Education and author of the new book, College (Un)bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students , says,“American higher education has lost its way.” In order to change, colleges and universities must first learn; that is, acquire new organizational knowledge and new organizational skills. They must create an organizational routine of feedback, reflection, and active social learning.

48 Books Every Aspiring Chief Learning Officer Should Read

TalentLMS

I might be biased, but being part of the learning and development community is not only fascinating but rewarding. But it’s also the reason that to be the best trainer/ training manager/ chief learning officer, you have to keep your learning and development top of mind too.

Business Book Reading Program

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With over 11,000 business books being published each year, the task of deciding which books to spend your valuable time reading can be overwhelming. Yet, book reading is a very important method of learning and self-development and should be part of any leader's routine. Of course, anyone who reads (or writes) business books will find something to quibble about in Stattersten's recommendations.

Five Steps to Business Impact From Learning

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Five key organizational factors determine if there will be business results from learning: 1) alignment; 2) anticipation; 3) alliance; 4) application; and 5) accountability. Sean Murray and I wrote about this in our book, The 5As Framework.

How to Create a Learning Culture in Start-Ups and Small Businesses

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How We Built a Workplace People Love , explains what small companies and departments in large organizations can do to create a learning culture. He addresses fear, reward systems, hiring, on-boarding, learning, making mistakes, and experimenting. No learning.

Best books

Jay Cross

The Google+ Learning in Organizations Community is up to 240 members. Last month, I asked “What books would you recommend to someone who’s new to organizational learning and wants a feel for what’s going on?” One of my many seminal books.

How Entrepreneurs Can Stop Spinning Their Business Wheels

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Gino Wickman, in his book, Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business , explains in a very practical way, how entrepreneurs can turn a vision into reality in their businesses. More than anything, this is a book about alignment.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

> If you have read any of the following books I will highly appreciate if you share your opinion with the e-Learning community. => Here at CU Online, we believe in the power of online learning. Dunlap Learning 2.0 e-Learning Practices - Editor: Prof.

Learning to be Great Organizations

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In a previous post , I wrote about the importance of democratizing organizational learning. I argued that organizations need to be continuously learning for the purpose of improving performance and achieving business goals.

Organizations as Communities - Part 1

ID Reflections

Operational and business models have been turned on their heads with the advent of enterprises like Uber , Airbnb , Etsy and Amazon. the old business models are being rapidly upended by new ones. It requires a complete re-imagining of how business gets done.

What Can Managers Do to Create and Sustain Learning?

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Managers in any organization, whether nonprofit, government, or business, play a pivotal role in creating and sustaining learning. If they have these beliefs and values, then managers can contribute significantly to learning in their organizations.

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

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Any company, faced with these kinds of disruptive forces must keep learning. The only thing holding companies back from learning at the speed of change is their organizational culture which, for many, is a barrier to learning. Learning is just-in-time, on-demand.

Managing Minds in the Workplace While Big Brother is Watching

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However, the wristband is symptomatic of an attempt by companies to control employees under the guise of efficiency and safety while ignoring the potentially negative consequences of an Industrial Economy, managing-hands approach to business.

How to Hire an Agile Learner

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How do you find agile learners, people who can curate information for themselves, use a wide variety of learning methods, and quickly apply new learning to their work? Recruit people with the ability to learn a job and adapt as the job changes, which it will.

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Reprise: Learning to Compete

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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. Retail businesses compete for space and for customers. Action learning permeates all team activity.

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Joy to the World of Work

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Menlo Innovations , a software development company in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has made a joyful workplace its goal and has found that, by doing this, business success follows. Being joyful is serious business. Everything they do is an opportunity for learning.

Learn From Success or Learn From Failure: You Decide

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We learn more from studying successes than we do from studying failure. We can see this in the contrast between the approach of columnists Dan and Chip Heath and that of Harvard Business School professor Amy Edmondson. However, there is a time to learn from failure.

Reprise: Learning to Compete

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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. Retail businesses compete for space and for customers. Action learning permeates all team activity.

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The Power of Beliefs

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Ari Weinzweig, co-founder of Zingerman’s Community of Businesses , in his new book The Power of Beliefs in Business , the fourth book in the series, Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading , writes this about beliefs: It works like this.

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Blog Book Tour Stops for Week 2: Learning in 3D

Kapp Notes

Friday: 01/22/10 Christy Tucker's Experiencing E-Learning This morning, the Amazon sales rank for Learning in 3D is #76,748 in Books Popular in these categories: #11 in Books > Business & Investing > Organizational Behavior > Organizational Learning #61 in Books > Business & Investing > Management & Leadership > Training Become a fan of the book at Facebook. Want to check out part of the book in 3D?

Eight Leader Habits of a Learning Culture

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Eight leader habits are essential to a learning culture. These are behaviors ingrained in the routines and rituals of organizations that are continually learning and learning how to learn. This message is in the guiding principles of the business.

Year In Review - 2017

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With the publication of my new book, Minds at Work: Managing for Success in the Knowledge Economy , I have continued to focus my blog posts on a manager’s role in supporting continuous learning for all employees in the workplace.

Learning Culture & Human Capital: The Reality, the Myth and the Vision

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iLearning Forum is the most important learning meeting in Europe. While preparing the Learning technologies France 2018 conference programme, I have been doing research and reading, and in particular looking at L&D trends, Talent Management and Human capital management.

L&D Professionals: From Trainer to Learning Coach

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The most important role of L&D professionals is to coach managers in facilitating learning in organizations. The days of instructor-centered employee learning are over. The ability to learn is a talent, and like any talent, practice leads to improvement.

The Great Training Robbery Continues

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Then the training must be followed up with more learning on-the-job. Rob Brinkerhoff and I wrote about the shortcomings of training in our 1994 book, The Learning Alliance , which was based on the research and experience of others who came before us.

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Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations

Learnnovators

I have written before about the fallibility of trying to have social learning as a bolt-on strategy , on the role of social technology as an avenue for building communities in organizations , and the importance of building communities to facilitate emergent learning.

Vision and Values Shaping New Organizational Structures

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Leaders in their 40s, 50s, and 60s, who have prior experience in many different kinds of organizations, are intentionally creating truly unique work environments that are structured differently and operate differently from mainstream, bureaucratic, business-textbook organizations.

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The Future of Learning is Not Training

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Instead of jumping off the January 1 st starting line, we decided to wait and see what other people are predicting for corporate training and learning in 2017. There will be much wider use of xAPI and Learning Records Stores (LRS). Learning apps will become ubiquitous.

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Employee-Manager Learning Alliance

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In 1994, The Learning Alliance was published. This book, by Rob Brinkerhoff and myself, made the case that HRD (human resource development) was changing dramatically and that the key to employee learning had shifted from the training department to the relationship (i.e.,

Learning to Compete

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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. Retail businesses compete for space and for customers. Action learning permeates all team activity.

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Using Your Head and Your Heart

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Even high tech jobs need what Friedman calls “STEMpathy”, combining knowledge and skills in science, technology, engineering, and math with empathy, the ability to understand and have compassion for the experience of others, such as a boss, coworkers, suppliers, business partners, or customers. .

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Reprise: Managing Minds, Winning Hearts

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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.

Learning in a Managing Minds Company

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Following is an excerpt from our new book, Minds at Work: Managing for Success in the Knowledge Economy (Chapter Two). The future of how we learn in our organizations is a popular topic. But unless you are responsible for developing, delivering, managing, and measuring training and learning, keeping up with the latest learning technologies can be overwhelming. The training and learning technology discussions miss the point. Learning independently.

Learning in a Managing Minds Company

The Performance Improvement Blog

Following is a selection from our new book, Minds at Work: Managing for Success in the Knowledge Economy (Chapter Two). The future of how we learn in our organizations is a popular topic. But unless you are responsible for developing, delivering, managing, and measuring training and learning, keeping up with the latest learning technologies can be overwhelming. The training and learning technology discussions miss the point. Learning independently.