5 Tragic Mistakes that Will Derail Your Action Learning Projects

Let's Grow Leaders

Done well, action learning projects, where groups work together to address real business problems, can provide an immediate ROI that more than pays for your training investment. Career & Learning training action learning project leadership development

What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You About Action Learning Projects

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Done well, action learning projects are one of the very best forms of leadership development. A great action learning program (ALP) has tremendous benefits: New ideas from fresh perspectives. Learning is contextual.

What Wickipedia Can’t Tell You About Action Learning Projects

Let's Grow Leaders

Done well, action learning projects are one of the very best forms of leadership development. A great action learning program (ALP) has tremendous benefits: New ideas from fresh perspectives. Learning is contextual.

Action Learning Sets

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Action Learning Sets are a powerful and flexible approach to developing talent at all levels in an organisation. The post Action Learning Sets appeared first on RapidBI. Management Action learning action learning set ALS Change management Learning Ravans Reg Revans What are action learning sets

Action Learning & Action Learning Sets – Reg Revans

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Action Learning Sets or Projects, The project is the piece of work around which the participant learns. The post Action Learning & Action Learning Sets – Reg Revans appeared first on RapidBi. Management Action learning ALS Learning Reg Revans TrainingReg Revans.

Action Learning: A Recipe For Success

Marshall Goldsmith

I have observed one leadership development process that builds leaders and helps companies make money at the same time - action learning. After seeing how action learning worked at GE and IBM, I am surprised that more companies don't do it. My friend, Chris Cappy, has spent years in GE, IBM and other major companies implementing action learning. Action learning is a structured process with four essential elements: 1.

Breakthrough Problem Solving with Action Learning: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Breakthrough Problem Solving with Action Learning: Concepts and Cases Michael J. Yeo Stanford Business Books/Imprint of Stanford University Press (2012) How and why action learning “is truly the most powerful problem-solving tool of the 21st century” Those who have read any of Michael Marquardt’s previously published books (notably Optimizing the Power [.]. Marquardt Microsoft Optimizing the Power of Action Learning Roland K.

Action Learning (sets) – Reg Revens An experiential learning methodology

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Action learning is a method developed by Reg Revens. Revens concluded that the most effective form of learning was action based. The post Action Learning (sets) – Reg Revens An experiential learning methodology appeared first on RapidBi. Created Articles Management action learning sets experiential learning Reg RevensThis page outlines how to use Revens work in a practical way.

A guide to setting up and facilitating an action learning programme

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A guide to setting up and facilitating an action learning programme Action learning is a powerful method of learning; a group of 6 or 7 people meeting on a regular basis to discuss work related issues support one another and take action. guest Management Action learning action learning sets

Michael Marquardt: A second interview by Bob Morris

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Mike also serves as President of the World Institute for Action Learning. Yeo Stanford University Press United Nations Development Program World Institute for Action Learning XeroxMichael Marquardt is Professor of Human Resource Development and International Affairs at George Washington University.

Learning through “Failure”

Lead Change Blog

How can you turn performance failure into learning? Manage any negative self-talk that reinforces a brittle, fixed identity by remembering your ability to learn from experience. In order to learn from setbacks, you have to understand your emotional response rather than allowing it to become self-destructive. When failures, losses, and mistakes turn an inner critic into a self-persecutor, it can block learning and feed into a fixed identity. Take action.

Diverging…to a Point

Lead Change Blog

Linking Leadership to Learning. In this learning style, people thrive on generating new ideas, as in brainstorming. Because Alaina is aware of her learning style preference, she monitors her own enthusiasm to change directions once a project is underway. The Learning Styles.

Michael Marquardt and Roland Yeo on “Systems Thinking and Problem Solving”

First Friday Book Synopsis

In his most recent book, Action Learning and Breakthrough Problem Solving, co-authored with Roland Yeo and published by Stanford University Press, Michael Marquardt develops in much greater depth core concepts that he explored in previously published books. One of them, action learning, was introduced almost 75 years ago by Reg Revans while struggling to solve [.].

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Noel Tichy’s latest masterpiece, Succession: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob''s blog entries Action Learning: Simultaneous Development and Succession Planning Handbook Chris DeRose Don Pryzgodski GE’s Leadership Center Global Business Partnership Global Leadership in Healthcare Program Global Leadership Program Noel M. Succession: Mastering the Make-or-Break Process of Leadership Transition Noel M.

Some thoughts on Learning Individuals in Learning Organizations

First Friday Book Synopsis

What have you learned? When have you learned? How do you keep learning? Does the average company/organization actually help people learn, so that that they can get better? Randy's blog entries bias for action learning individuals Learning Organizations Mark Zuckerberg The Social Netwrok Tom PetersDoes the average employee get better at his or her job?

Decisiveness - Choose Your Best Option at the Right Time

Your Voice of Encouragement

The best approach is to think about the risks and rewards before taking action. Learn the three steps to take when you’re not sure what to do. It really is true that a tolerance for ambiguity is critical to making decisions and taking bold action.

A Powerful and Cost Effective Way to Become a Stronger Manager

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Learn some skills, get out of your comfort zone, try them out, get feedback, take it seriously, adjust, repeat. It’s the premise behind high-end executive development programs that include action learning projects and 360 feedback assessments. There’s no question.

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Is Your Team Prepared for a Safety Emergency?

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I asked, “are these part of the visual aids for your action learning project presentation?” I was about to start my presentation, and was told that we couldn’t begin until we had “the safety briefing.”

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Problems with leadership development processes…


It is very challenging to learn and really implement leadership on your own. Think about the many things you’ve learned intellectually, but have never actually implemented. They also learned a lot about themselves. “How are you using the learning videos?&#

If Your Business isn’t Agile, You Won’t Have a Future. It’s That Simple

Great Leadership By Dan

This is shared leadership in action and works on the principle of “I own what I help to create”. Guest post from Linda Holbeche : The rulebooks of business are being rewritten.

45 Executive Development Program Tools and Techniques

Great Leadership By Dan

Service learning. Arts-based learning. Learning journals. Action learning projects. Breakout/learning groups. A great executive development program should be more than lots of lectures and a few case studies. Participants need to be engaged through a variety of creative approaches.

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How to Avoid Your Leadership Gap

Leading Blog

What is the gap between who I am and who I want to be, and do I know what it is I still need to learn?” And when there is that gap between how we want to be perceived and how we are actually being perceived, we need to take action.

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How to Explain Leadership Development to a 5th Grader (A Leadership Development Glossary)

Great Leadership By Dan

Action Learning : A type of leadership development program where participants work on real projects and learn at the same time. Coaching : A way to help someone learn and develop by asking questions that provide insight and help them come up with their own answers.

This is the Most Important Lesson You Will Learn Today

Lead Change Blog

Simply put…the most important lesson you will learn today is this… LEARN ONE LESSON PER DAY, AND LEARN IT WELL. Stop burying yourself in multiple blogs, 3 to 10 books at a time, webinars and online learning courses. Learn one thing today, and do it really well!

Ask a Great Leadership Development Question - Get a Free Book!

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I''ll make a deal with you. After 6 years and almost 800 posts, it gets harder and harder to come up with new topics to write about. Every now again I get tapped out and need some inspiration. That''s where you, Great Leadership readers and supporters come in.

The Widening Gap Between Leaders and Up-and-coming Leaders…and What to Do About It

Great Leadership By Dan

people), innovative practices such as job rotation, leadership development through coaching, mentoring, action-learning, and next-generation behavioral performance evaluation must all be considered. Never in our time has there been a greater need for outstanding leaders.

Winners Are Born In Difficult Times

Tanveer Naseer

In the US alone, US$ 156 billion is invested in learning and development every year, or US$ 1,182 per employee (1). To develop, an individual must go through an explorative journey, where they learn through real life action, develop ownership and internalize new knowledge and behaviors.

The 7 Most Popular Leadership and Communication Blog Posts of 2013


Learn the four key steps to building engagement in your organization. Read the lessons learned from this very public firing. And when it comes to earning your employees’ trust, it’s all about aligning words with actions.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Avengers: Infinity War

Joseph Lalonde

Or maybe you’re not getting things done because it’s all talk and no action. Learn when to talk and when to shut up. They know they have to constantly learn new leadership strategies and skills. Are you creating justifications for your actions?

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Retain Your Top Performers

Marshall Goldsmith

Young leaders engage in an “action learning” project in which they work on real-life problems facing the firm. Leaders are debating the changing nature of work and the perceived decline in job security (the lifelong career at a benevolent company is a fading memory) and the erosion of corporate loyalty. Employees are wondering, “If the company is willing to dump me at its convenience, why shouldn’t I dump the company at my convenience?”

Team Building Without Time Wasting

Marshall Goldsmith

Leaders are finding themselves members of all kinds of teams, including virtual teams, autonomous teams, cross-functional teams, and action-learning teams. by Marshall Goldsmith and Howard Morgan. Teams are becoming more and more common and important.

After the Talent Review…Now What?

Great Leadership By Dan

Instead of rating everyone on a performance and potential matrix and then leaving the discussion of development needs and actions for a follow-up meeting, as the team is assessing each person, take a few extra minutes to summarize the person’s strengths and development needs and 1-2 high impact development actions (from the list below). Action learning programs are often used for high potentials, where they work on real company issues and learn at the same time.

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How to Involve Participants in a Leadership Training Program

Great Leadership By Dan

Even the most brilliant, credible, and talented instructors with the most dazzling PowerPoint slides won’t guarantee participants in a leadership training program are actually going to learn anything. I was happy to oblige. (-: Telling vs. learning: Start by cutting your content in half and build in “soak” time. The learning effectiveness of any high-involvement learning activity can be amplified with an effective debrief. "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember.

How to Achieve Better Gender Balance through Succession Planning and Development

Great Leadership By Dan

For example, diverse “action learning” teams often produce the most creative solutions.

The Remarkable Power of the Truth Teller

Lead from Within

Science says we learn to deceive as toddlers. They know that honest hearts produce honest actions. Learn more about the TRUTH TELLER in my new book: The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness. We cannot open a newspaper, turn on our computer, or flip through our feeds, before we find that someone has lied about something. Lying is both ubiquitous and consequential—but why do we lie? We rationalize the fabrications that benefit us.

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Team Building Activity – Distinctive:Working Well:100 Days Future Perfect

Create Learning

Ask everyone to create an action plan with goals, objectives, time-frames and measures of success for the 1 or 2 they can make happen (attached are handouts that may be useful). michael cardus is create-learning. Objective.

TeamBuilding De-Brief + Processing Tool: STAR Method

Create Learning

The ones that ensure that content and learning take place. Action: talk about the various actions that you were directly involved in the situation’s task. Results: what results directly followed because of your actions. michael cardus is create-learning.

10 BIG Development Goals for Leaders for 2012

Great Leadership By Dan

In this case, it’s about changing for the sake of learning something completely new and growing. Sure, no one likes to start all over again at the bottom – but perhaps there’s something out there that would allow you to use 40-60% of what you’ve already learned, and provide an opportunity to learn something new for the other 40-60%? It could involve new people, markets, customers, products, tools, and processes, all of which are opportunities to learn and develop.

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Great Leaders Make Decisions | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

In today’s post I’ll discuss the element that separates wannabe leaders from authentic leaders…The ability to take action and make decisions. Understanding and implementing the concept of “ actionable leadership &# is a major key to success in becoming a great CEO.

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Quick Team Building Activity: ’I know what you’re thinking’

Create Learning

Mike will come to you to facilitate the action learning and processing, or can just send you a document with videos and photos of how to do everything you need. michael cardus is create-learning. I Know What You’re Thinking.

What’s the Companies goal & how do you fit in? Team Building Activity

Create Learning

Mike will come to you to facilitate the action learning and processing, or can just send you a document with videos and photos of how to do everything you need. The majority of problems within teams and organizations comes from unclear goals.

DiSC Team Building Activity: Arrowheads: C-Conscientiousness Development

Create Learning

Contact Mike … to discuss how to increase the learning and utilization of your DiSC training program. and more… Contact Create-Learning to discuss how to make your DiSC team building and leadership program effective. Arrowheads.

Pre-Animate: Project Planning Team Building Activity

Create Learning

On project teams much of the learning takes place when the project is complete. The team is called together to do an after-action-review or post-mortem or de-brief. What specific actions were taken by the team for us to be so successful? michael cardus is create-learning.