What makes a learning organization?

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All of … Continue reading → Knowledge Leadership Learning Uncategorized application culture discovery improvement JTBD learners learning organizationAmazon, Intuit, Airbnb, Disney, FedEx and Uber…what do these companies have in common? They know their customers. They don’t just know about their customers, they know why their customers ‘hire’ them and their products to do specific jobs.

Disciplines of a Learning Organization: Peter Senge

QAspire

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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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.

Creating the Foundation for a Learning Organization

Deming Institute

presented a session at our 2016 annual conference titled: Applying Deming’s Philosophy and Theory to Create the Foundation for a Learning Organization. Acknowledge that the transformation of the organization will require moving through more than 1 phase.

Creating a Learning Organization: 10 Actions For a Leader

QAspire

Jack Welch said, “An organizations ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the greatest competitive advantage.” Continuous learning and its respective implementation to generate desired business outcomes is at the core of successful organizations. Peter Senge defined a learning organization as the one “where people continually expand their capacity to create the

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

5 Key Lessons From Learning Organizations

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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?

A Total Re-Thinking of What it Means to be a Learning Organization – (Insight from Exponential Organizations)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Constant learning is critical to staying on the exponential curve. Read these quotes carefully: If you’re running a big company today and are not aware of these technologies—not to mention how they might impact your company—you are simply not doing your job. John Seely Brown and John Hagel have observed that although all of our […]. Randy''s blog entries

In a World of Perpetual Newbies, we all must join the Perpetual Learners Group – (insight from Kevin Kelly’s The Inevitable, & thoughts on learning organizations)

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Now… Read More In a World of Perpetual Newbies, we all must join the Perpetual Learners Group – (insight from Kevin Kelly’s The Inevitable, & thoughts on learning organizations). In this era of “becoming,” everyone becomes a newbie. Worse, we will be newbies forever. That should keep us humble. That bears repeating. All of us—every one of us—will be endless newbies in the future simply trying to keep up.

Social Media for Better Leadership and Learning

QAspire

Leadership that is social in approach when it comes to building communities, enabling engagement and participating in knowledge flows across the network (both inside the organization through corporate social tools as well as external social media).

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Peter Senge on Leadership Development

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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. Why Organizations Don’t Learn?

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Collaborative learning: mining the gems to create a true learning organization

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We have already arrived there. Long lost are the days where achievement, wealth, and position relied solely on an individual, or entity’s, capacity to rival against another to obtain the optimum available resources for themselves.

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.

Why Organizations Don’t Learn? #Sketchnote

QAspire

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.

Peter Senge: How to Overcome Learning Disabilities in Organizations

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As an organization grows, managing the flow demands work items to move from one team/department to another. Peter Senge , in his book “ The Fifth Discipline – The Art and Practice of Learning Organization ” outlines 7 organizational learning disabilities.

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How to Accelerate Team Learning

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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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Leadership, Learning and Personal Knowledge Mastery

QAspire

One of the crucial leadership skills for today and future is ability to learn constantly from various high quality sources, synthesizing information and collaborating with a community to get a better grasp of the constantly changing reality.

0602 | Edward Hess

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Ed Hess is the author of Learn or Die and a host of other great books. His current research focuses on innovation systems and organizational learning cultures, behaviors, and processes. In this interview, we talk about who to use science to build a leading-edge learning organization.

0602 | Edward Hess

LDRLB

Ed Hess is the author of Learn or Die and a host of other great books. His current research focuses on innovation systems and organizational learning cultures, behaviors, and processes. In this interview, we talk about who to use science to build a leading-edge learning organization.

When Does Real Learning Happen?

QAspire

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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Unique Leadership Skills

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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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Smart Leaders Don’t Just Learn, They Teach

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Here is an article written by William C. Taylor for BNET (January 4, 2011), The CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the BNET newsletters, please click here. * * * Ever since the publication, nearly two decades ago, of [.].

Learning in a Connected Age: Leveraging Social Media

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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

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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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Restoring Joy and Meaning to Learning

Deming Institute

The focus of Ingenium is “restoring joy and meaning to learning.” Instead of trying to force compliance from kids they seek to understand the underlying conditions that lead to behavior that is not effective and change the system to allow kids to do what they naturally do: learn.

An Ongoing Conversation with Ed Baker, Episode #1 – January 28, 2019

Deming Institute

However, I do like the idea of plateaus since improvement is a learning process. continual improvement Dr. Deming management systems system of profound knowledge systems thinking theory of knowledge learning organization as a system System of Profound Knowledge understanding variation

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.

Teaming: A book review by Bob Morris

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Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate, and Compete in the Knowledge Economy Amy C. Edmondson Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Imprint (2012) Why and how the most valuable organizational learning occurs: through teams Amy Edmondson characterizes “teaming” as “teamwork on the fly.”

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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.

Current Neuroscience Understanding Related to Psychology and the Theory of Knowledge

Deming Institute

This is really a great talk that does a great job of illustrating the importance of understanding how our brains work (psychology) and how we think (and risks in what we think we know – theory of knowledge) and how it relates to managing our organizations.

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. He has held a number of senior management, training and marketing positions and has trained managers in over 100 countries since beginning his international experience in Spain in [.].

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

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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.

When and why a “failure” is an “orphan”

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Bob's blog entries "If you think education is expensive [comma] try ignorance" “failure” “success has many parents but failure is always an orphan” “total learning organization” Derek Bok Edison research center in Menlo Park (New Jersey) Peter Senge The Fifth Discipline Thomas Edison we always “pass lots of failures” on the so-called “road” to ultimate success When and why a “failure” is an “orphan

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Strategy-Towards Hypotheses, Experiments, Involvement & Learning

Management Excellence

Few would argue that a nimble, quick-to-learn and quick-to-adapt organization is a bad thing. Why then has the approach to strategy and the notion of “strategic planning” in so many organizations remained mired in a 1960’s kind of static, top-down event-focused model? Here are six ideas to transform your organization's approach to and effectiveness with strategy.

Spark Learning with Experiences

Lead Change Blog

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. Remember that it is not the experience itself that triggers learning, but actually paying attention to the experience in a particular way rather than simply going through the motions. Team Dynamics Experiential Learning D.

First Look: Leadership Books for September 2014

Leading Blog

The Future of Work : Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization by Jacob Morgan. Learn or Die : Using Science to Build a Leading-Edge Learning Organization by Edward D. Here''s a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in September. The Virgin Way : Everything I Know About Leadership by Richard Branson.

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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.

Be Conducive to Learning

Lead Change Blog

In my last post ( Learn About Learning ), I talked about the importance of learning how adults learn, so that we might better craft true learning and growth environments in our workplaces. ” · Talk openly about the importance of learning.

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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The Rainmaker Fab Five Blog Picks of the Week

Sales Wolf Blog

I hope you had a great weekend and are energized for a promising week of Maximizing Possibility in your organization! Tanmay Vora, QAspire Blog: Creating a Learning Organization: 10 Actions for a Leader - Jack Welch boldly proclaimed that an organization's ability to learn and translate that learning into action is its greatest competitive advantage Happy Monday!

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Community Management

Lead Change Blog

A network organization is resilient and sustainable. One of the largest barriers in several organizations is that many managers still tend to think using hierarchical paradigms. What works better is transforming your organization into a network organization. Okay, but what is a network organization and how and why does it work? The central person route fits with the way organizations operate as formally structured as well as informally driven.

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.

Learning: Experience Plus Reflection

QAspire

It is a learned process. One of the most important ways to build a learning organization is to have rituals that facilitate reflection, sharing and learning individually as well as collectively. In his post, Charles Jennings also outlines four ways we learn (read here).