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


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. A couple weeks ago, I posted a sketch note on “ Why Organizations Don’t Learn? based on an HBR article by the same title and someone ended up asking me, “How do organization’s learn?”. 5 Key Lessons From Learning Organizations.

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Comment on 5 Disciplines of a Learning Organization: Peter Senge by Deb Bhattacharya


What if machines could conduct performance evaluations for you? Find out in this blog how artificial intelligence is a game changer in assessing employees!

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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?

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. Budgets were cut and the Learning part of the organization dried up while the focus snapped back in line with the notion that wisdom and decisions could only come from the few and learning for the many was a luxury no one could afford.

Creating a Learning Organization: 10 Actions For a Leader


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

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. To succeed in transforming an organization plan for how to create the right environment and involve the right people to sustain your effort for the long term. Cliff and Jane Norman ( Profound Knowledge Products, Inc.

5 Ways to Learn from Mistakes

Leadership Freak

Because you learned. We’re toast unless we learn from mistakes. Learning from mistakes makes existence possible. The dumbest mistake is making the same mistake. Why don’t you put your hand in fire?

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)

First Friday Book Synopsis

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.

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. Such an orientation primarily defined material success in the industrial and post-industrial eras and had its remnants extended into the beginning of the 21st century.

Peter Senge on Leadership Development


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. Peter Senge: How to Overcome Learning Disabilities in Organizations. Disciplines of a Learning Organization: Peter Senge. Why Organizations Don’t Learn?

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Peter Senge: How to Overcome Learning Disabilities in Organizations


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. He says, “It is no accident that most organizations learn poorly. What learning does occur takes place despite these learning disabilities – for they pervade all organizations to some degree.”.

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Social Media for Better Leadership and Learning


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). Little did I know then that I was stepping into something that would totally transform how I think about leadership and learning. 3 C’s for Learning and Leading on Social Media. Leadership in a connected world is a complex sport.

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

You're Not the Boss of Me

You’re Not the Boss of Me Skip to content Home About Me About This Blog ← A Reflection on the Hardness of Change Five Things That Help Create Real Teams → November 22, 2010 · 12:48 am ↓ Jump to Comments Leaders and the Learning Organization It is a testament to our naïveté about culture that we think that we can change it by simply declaring new values. There was a time when everyone was jumping onto The Learning Organization bandwagon.

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. Jack Welch famously said, “An organizations ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the greatest competitive advantage.”. 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. Peter Senge , in his book defined a learning organization as: “where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where people are continually learning to see the whole together.”.

Leadership, Learning and Personal Knowledge Mastery


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. My sketch note on “3 C’s for Leading and Learning on Social Media” may provide a better clarity on how to actually learn using social media.

0602 | Edward Hess


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. Leadership Podcast burkus Hess innovation leadership Learning Organization

0602 | Edward Hess


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. Leadership burkus Hess innovation Learning Organization Podcast

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. When you truly start believing that self-directed and self-initiated learning is the best way to learn (for a lifetime). Leading the Self Learning Sketch Notes learning learning and development Learning Organization

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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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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. Learning was imparted by one to many and progression of our knowledge was linear – one level after the other. In an open and connected world, learning is imparted by many to many. Because learning is never static.

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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 [.].

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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Teaming: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

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.”

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

Michael Marquardt: A second interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

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

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.

Restoring Joy and Meaning to Learning

Deming Institute

The focus of Ingenium is “restoring joy and meaning to learning.” This idea ties together psychology (neuroscience) and systems thinking to help Ingenium school to seek systemic fixes that create systems that allow students to regain the joy and meaning in learning that so many schools do not support today. It is wonderful to listen to the efforts at Ingenium schools to create systems that help kids learn.

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

First Friday Book Synopsis

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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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.

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. I think the root cause of many of the problems in our organizations are a contradiction between how we do what we do and our beliefs about how we do what we do. We learn to see the world through our narratives.

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. Dan also discusses the primacy good lean efforts (as Deming bases efforts also do) put on creating systems that enable people to create value for the organization.

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.

Leading Thoughts for November 18, 2021

Leading Blog

But the leverage in most real-life systems, such as most organizations, is not obvious to most of the actors in those systems. Source: The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization. * * *.

5 Biggest Takeaways from ATD 2021 International Conference & EXPO

Experience to Lead

Commit to Virtual Learning. Adapting to virtual work environments was originally seen as a challenge, and now, it has provided endless opportunities to connect and inspire your organization. Future-Proof Your Learning Organization.

Mental Habits that Support Lifelong Learning


No significant learning happens only through consumption of insights. It happens when we act on what we learn, go through the experience, take risks and then develop insights through the lens of that experience. Just like organizations need to build right mental models for creating a learning organization, individuals need to build mental habits that enable lifelong learning. Taking Charge of YOUR Learning. On Learning Slowly.

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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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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.

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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