Disciplines of a Learning Organization: Peter Senge


If there is one book that has influenced my business thinking the most, it is Peter Senge’s “ The Fifth Discipline – The Art and Practice of Learning Organization ” and I have referred to it many times over past years on this blog. 5 Key Lessons From Learning Organizations.

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Peter Senge on Leadership Development


Peter Senge on Developing Leaders. “ The Fifth Discipline – The Art and Practice of Learning Organization ” by Peter Senge is such a profound book that each time I revisit it, I find something deep in a way that it serves as a timely reminder for initiatives that I may be working on.

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Leaders and the Learning Organization

You're Not the Boss of Me

There was a time when everyone was jumping onto The Learning Organization bandwagon. This usually happened when times were good, when organizations felt a little more ebullient about their prospects and generous toward their employees.

5 Key Lessons From Learning Organizations


Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer 5 Key Lessons From Learning Organizations Problems, challenges and inefficiencies (in one way or the other) are a part of any organization. How organizations deal with them makes all the difference. In my career so far, I have (broadly) seen two kinds of organizations. The second type of organizations are what we call “ learning organizations ”. Have you seen such organizations?

To Create A Learning Organization, You Need Leaders Who are Life-Long Learners Themselves

First Friday Book Synopsis

The theme: Creating a Learning Organization:? Leading-Edge Strategies for Employee Development And here’s the description of the conference: What is the most important asset to your organization? Strategic Government Resources (SGR) just completed its January, 2014 Conference. It’s not about having the latest and greatest gadgets (although that’s always nice too), but your PEOPLE are […]. Randy''s blog entries

How to Accelerate Team Learning


A team’s ability to learn quickly is at the heart of adapting to constant changes. In fact, it seems that constant learning is the only key to agility as a team and organization. On this blog, we have visually explored various facets of creating a learning organization.

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Why Organizations Don’t Learn? #Sketchnote


Organizations that don’t learn constantly, adapt continuously and execute relentlessly are more likely to be disrupted by constant change and competition. We have to go beyond formal learning methods if we have to truly build learning organizations in a rapidly changing world.

Leaders and the Learning Organization | You're Not the Boss of Me

You're Not the Boss of Me

There was a time when everyone was jumping onto The Learning Organization bandwagon. This usually happened when times were good, when organizations felt a little more ebullient about their prospects and generous toward their employees.

How Leaders Can Create a Culture of Feedback

Linked 2 Leadership

Creating a culture of feedback is vital to any organization. A Partnership for Learning The best way to champion feedback is approach […]. Authentic Leadership Leadership Lessons Learned Leading & Developing Other Leaders Leading Change Professional Development Servant Leadership Values-Based Leadership Feedback leadership learning organization Giving and receiving feedback is something every leader should be comfortable with.

When Does Real Learning Happen?


Learning, the real learning, happens…. When you are intentional about learning When you are driven by an intrinsic need to advance and not only by external triggers and rewards. Leading the Self Learning Sketch Notes learning learning and development Learning Organization

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The Five Key Benefits of Leading the Learning

Linked 2 Leadership

After 25 plus years developing and facilitating training for clients in a wide variety of industries large and small, a consistent theme I see is that there is a lot of management and very little real leadership going on. This phenomenon was no more apparent than in the area of organizational learning. Leading & Developing Other Leaders Leading Change Organizational Health leadership learning Learning organization Management Organizational Learning

Learning in a Connected Age: Leveraging Social Media


Language allowed us to create stories and human beings learned through stories shared in a social context. Learning was social in nature. Then, literature evolved and allowed many people to learn from the same sources. Because learning is never static.

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How to Be Competent at Being Incompetent

Leadership Freak

Courage Failure Humility Insecurity Leading Managing Marks of leaders Personal Growth Strengths Trust weaknesses bob burg Growth Leadership Leadership Development learning organizations Management Organizational Development organizational success side benefitGuess what insecure leaders do when one of their weaknesses comes to light? They immediate explain why it isn’t a weakness and how it’s not that bad. I see it all the time.

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Have You Capped Your Potential?

Linked 2 Leadership

There’s an unusual looking building I often walk past in New York at 11 Madison Avenue. And it got me thinking recently… All Base, No Stride. Today the stout-looking building in the picture above is home to Credit Suisse’s World Headquarters.

What we see…

Deming Institute

A few years ago, I read an account of the Airbus Quality Lean Academy, with an inspiring image of students entering a lean temple, where students are coached and developed “with the basis they need to become self-reliant problem solvers and spread the word around the business.” Maintaining an investment in such a dedicated learning environment for 15+ years is no small feat, especially with the challenges of the idiosyncrasies of the partner nations.

Unique Leadership Skills

Coaching Tip

Good leaders have a strong effect on the success of an organization or business. What my research has revealed is that leaders of truly adaptive organizations possess a unique set of skills and thought processes, and simply being strong and successful is not an effective basis for leading and shaping an innovative organization," Dr. Fiona Kerr says. For a lot of people, these are skills and qualities that can be learned. These organizations wanted to change.

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Michael Marquardt: A second interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Michael Marquardt is Professor of Human Resource Development and International Affairs at George Washington University. 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 Xerox

Everybody Thinking, Learning and Doing

Deming Institute

Dan’s presentation includes a nice discussion of the importance of understanding the organization as a system (in his words the value streams). Without an understanding of the overall system organizations frequently optimize components that in turn sub-optimize the whole.

Dr. Rodger Dean Duncan on the ‘Real Stuff’

Erika Andersen

Dr. Rodger Dean Duncan is widely know for his expertise in leadership development, organizational culture, and the strategic management of change. Effective leaders listen to learn and understand rather than to rebut and overpower.

Language As a Living Creature

Erika Andersen

And it made me reflect on the wonderfully organic nature of language. Live languages grow like organisms: they evolve toward usefulness and away from functional dead ends; they interbreed with other languages to acquire elements that serve them better.

Bill Ringle – Helping Entrepreneurs Turn Talent Into Wealth

Erika Andersen

Business leaders work with Bill to launch new products/companies, increase market share, develop high-performing teams, and slash labor intensity. Leading People learning Organizations Work Bil Ringle business-building entrepreneurs value wealth

John McDermott And The Evolution of Courage

Erika Andersen

Just the other day, I was doing an email interview for the book, and the interviewer asked me if these attributes were “inborn, or could be developed.” ” Based on my experience supporting leaders over the past twenty years, these attributes are highly developable.

Executve Coaching in the New Century

Erika Andersen

She notes that the 3 most popular reasons for coaching are “leadership development, remedial performance improvement, and optimizing strong contributors.&# That certainly lines up with the reasons we get requests for coaching (and in fact, it’s what I told her during the interview). communicating Community Leading People learning Organizations Thinking Work

Do You Have the Courage to be Humble?

Lead Change Blog

Are you a leader trying to transition a command-and-control hierarchy to a culture of employee empowerment and organizational learning? He is exceptionally proud of his organization and the people he employs. He is keen to create a learning organization that will empower his employees to stay a step ahead of the new international competitors, who are putting pressure on his sales and profits. Learn Deliberately. In short, they must learn deliberately.

Leadership and…the Cascade Stress Effect

Leading in Context

If we use fear-based leadership, bullying, command-and-control leadership, belittling, sabotage or other forms of psychological violence, or allow them to be used by others in our organizations, we create the opposite of a supportive, productive learning organization. We create an environment of toxic stress that harms people and the organization. Ethical Organization ethical business ethical issues ethics ethics training leadership development leadership training

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What Enables Proactive Leadership?


Constant Learning: Learning feeds proactive leadership. We all make mistakes all the time but a learning team constantly apply lessons from past mistakes to prevent them from happening in future. Constant learning also allows people to apply their knowledge to the specific business context. Here are more ideas to build a learning organization. “ Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”

Spark Learning with Experiences

Lead Change Blog

Leaders often assume the role of coaches and educators as they encourage change and development in their teams. Those who use Experiential Learning will be far more successful in the long run than those who simply dictate or lecture. Encouraging team members to connect with their own experiences is central to the success of Experiential Learning. How can leaders use experiences to spark effective learning? Team Dynamics Experiential Learning D.

Value-Added Leadership

Strategy Driven

This ladder holds true for managers and employees within the organization, as well as outside consultants brought in. At whatever level one enters the ladder, he-she is trained, measured for performance and fits into the organization’s overall Big Picture. One rarely advances more than one rung on the ladder during the course of service to the organization in question: Resource. Planning, tactics, organizational development. Business Development.

The Fearless Organization

Leading Blog

In The Fearless Organization , Amy Edmondson explains what psychological safety is and what it isn’t and how we can create in our organizations. No matter what our line of work, status, or gender, all of us learn how to manage interpersonal risk early in life.

The Rainmaker Fab Five Blog Picks of the Week

Maximizing Possibility

I hope you had a great weekend and are energized for a promising week of Maximizing Possibility in your organization! I like to start off each week by highlighting five posts from the HR, talent management, and leadership development blogosphere that I found to be especially good reading during the past week. Happy Monday!

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Defining Corporate Culture–Why Is It Critical?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Rick Tiemann: You can’t just take it for granted and assume that having a business plan in place is all it takes in order to develop your leadership program. Without that piece, people won’t be held accountable for the learning and developing that they should be doing.

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Corrective Action Program Best Practice 5 – Anonymous Condition Reports

Strategy Driven

Regardless of the degree to which an organization embraces the values of a learning organization, the reporting of some specific adverse conditions or trends may be perceived to be unwelcomed by one or more potential condition report authors. Want to learn more? Click here to learn about the benefits of a StrategyDriven Premium Membership.

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The Hidden Ways Organizational Culture Can Impact Your Team’s Functioning

Lead Change Blog

At a corporate or team level we would describe those cultures with different language: Flexibility/Discretion : The organization focuses on its ability to change with circumstances or market forces and empower its workforce. Involvement/Clan: Commitment to the organization is most valued.

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A Round Up of My Writing in January 2011


5 Key Lessons From Learning Organizations. Creating a Learning Organization: 10 Actions For a Leader. Other Recognitions/Inclusions: "The HR Carnival" by Mike Haberman (at Omega HR Solutions) featured my post " Don’t Just Punish Them If They Don’t Comply " along with 32 other great posts on HR, Leadership and Organization Development. January 2011 – a new year that started with new energy, new hopes and new aspirations.

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LeadershipNow 140: June 2014 Compilation

Leading Blog

Ten Things You Will Learn from Writing on LinkedIn by @briansooy. Learning organizations are less about IQ and more about EQ. Developing your leadership presentation by @JohnBaldoni. Like us on Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas. Here are a selection of tweets from June 2014 that you might have missed: All Our Patent Are Belong To You by @elonmusk Technology leadership is not defined by patents. TeslaMotors.

20 Essential Terms that You Need to Know to Transform Your Business

N2Growth Blog

Whenever you begin business transformation work, it’s important to establish a common vocabulary that everyone in the organization can grasp and incorporate into their respective vocabularies. Work teams are formed to meet the demands of the organization.

6 Skills You Need to Win the Long Game

Leading Blog

If strategic leaders are to thrive and play the long game they need six elements critical for effective strategic leadership : Anticipate, Challenge, Interpret, Decide, Align and Learn. They develop and maintain an external mindset.

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How to Accelerate Lerning and Change Lives

Leading Blog

In The Best Teacher in You , you will find the thinking and approaches behind highly effective teachers who accelerate learning and change lives. She does the internal work necessary to display her own enjoyment of learning…. At the center of attention is the process of learning.

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Ask, Learn, Follow Up and Grow

Marshall Goldsmith

” The traditional hierarchical model of leadership will not work effectively for major organizations in tomorrow’s changing world. Many organizations have historically operated on the “there is one best way” school of management. Learn.

#Coaching, OD, and Talent Management #ASTD

Management Craft

We will be talking about high performance systems and learning organizations. Breakthroughs HR Management OD Training Coaching leadership middle management organization development podcast succession talent managementThree things to share: 1. I was on Ms. Melanie's radio show called SPARK last night. We had a great conversation about coaching and middle management. You can download or listen to the show here. Thanks, Melanie, for having me on your show!

Innovating Higher-Education

Mills Scofield

Nabeel Gillani started Coursolve.org to connect organizations using MOOCs with students around the world to solve real world problems. UVa’s Darden School of Business and University of Washington are finding unexpected value and learning by using Coursolve.

Interview: Chip Bell and Marshall Goldsmith on Art of Effective Mentoring


Bell and Marshall Goldsmith released the revised edition of their classic book “ Managers as Mentors: Building Partnerships for Learning ”. Leaders create learning organizations. The path of learning begins with the mentor’s genuineness and candor. Last week, Chip R.

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LeadershipNow 140: December 2015 Compilation

Leading Blog

I interviewed the most successful people alive — here’s what I learned via @FortuneMagazine. Disciplines of a Learning Organization: Peter Senge by @Tnvora. Like us on Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas. Here are a selection of tweets from December 2015 that you might have missed: Validate your beliefs by @scedmonds. The Founder of TOMS on Reimagining the Company’s Mission. Emotional Awareness by @RCKahn.

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