Category Archives for "Learning"

Learning and development are essential activities in organisations if they are to achieve and maintain a competitive advantage. This category contains articles, posts and research briefings about learning and development, organisational learning, knowledge management and allied topics.

The working alliance of coaching

the working alliance of coaching

A recent review of the available literature in coaching looking at what is known as the working alliance of coaching or what is important in coaching relationships has found that the quality of coaching relationships is vital to achieving outcomes, however this is hard to quantify. This new literary review and study looked at the quality […]

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How obedience and loyalty led to the downfall of Toshiba

obedience and loyalty

Obedience and loyalty could be your organisations downfall…   Toshiba was at one time one of the giants of Japan’s economy, with net sales of USD $63 billion and over 200,000 employees worldwide. However things were not as they appeared. In 2015 it was discovered that there was USD 4.1 billion of inflated profits over […]

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Executive Coaching and its outcomes: What the research actually says

Executive coaching research briefing report

The latest executive coaching research A number of new (2018)  wide-ranging studies of executive coaching research have just been published. These include the first systematic review of executive coaching, which focuses on all the previous published research about executive coaching aims, methods and outcomes that has been published to date. The second research paper incorporated […]

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Why organisational learning fails – a lesson from NASA

Why organisational learning fails

Why organisational learning fails: Running a safe and efficient space programme is one of the highest risk jobs of all. A new report shows that investigations into organisational learning with regard to the Challenger and Colombia space shuttle accidents at NASA have shown that fundamental organisational constraints are frequently the greatest impediment to learning. The […]

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The negative side effects of coaching and how to deal with them – new study

negative side effects of coaching

Unless you’re infatuated with someone you will hardly ever have a relationship of any kind without some negative effects. A new study has found that there are also negative side effects of coaching and that these side effect applies to coach and coachee relationships…   Negative side effects The 3 most common side effects The […]

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Agile coaches have the best outcomes: What it takes to be an agile coach

effective communication

A recent study has found that the clients of agile coaches have better measurable outcomes than coaches without what is known as model agility. Are you an agile coach?  What exactly is agile coaching?   This research briefing was sent out to members in July 2016 – be ahead of the crowd and get the […]

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Leadership Development: Cultivating leader identity and capacity

Cultivating leader identity and capacity

Why cultivating leader identity and capacity is central to leadership development: A new paper just published has highlighted one of the current areas of focus of leadership development. The development of leader identity and why cultivating leader identity and capacity is at the crux of leadership development. Keywords: Leader identity, leadership development, leadership, leaders, leadership […]

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New mobile learning and teaching methods are emerging: New research

Mobile learning

Electronic mobile device technology for tablets and smartphones is beginning to mature. Where ‘Palm pilots’ and PDAs have been around for over a decade, the speed of processors and memory for mobile devices is getting to similar levels that personal computers had just a few years ago. This means that their uses including for mobile […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Changing People’s Beliefs, Values and Emotional Reactions – The Affective Domain

The complete guide to changing people’s beliefs, values and emotional reactions. Affective development: What it is and how to do it – ethically   Probably the most ignored and misunderstood area of development in learning, training and education is that of ‘affective development’ or the affective domain:  how to develop peoples values, beliefs and emotional […]

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Why many people’s idea about how we learn is just plain wrong

Levels of learning

Why the Levels of Learning are not saying what many think they are: The levels of learning are not and were never intended to be about ‘how’ we learn…  Many organisations, consultants, institutions and almost all Higher Education (University and Colleges) use Blooms Hierarchy or taxonomy of educational objectives (levels of learning) to describe the learning […]

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