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 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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How to teach empathy : New research

How to teach empathy

Is empathy just part of our personality or can it be taught / learned?   Many organisations have empathy as part of their values or competencies with little consideration about whether it can be developed and if it can, how to teach empathy or how to develop it.   The closest many organisations get to […]

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Do workplace resilience programmes actually work? New research

workplace resilience

Workplace resilience programmes During times of significant change in organisations, for example during downsizing and mergers, many companies around the world have instituted workplace resilience programmes to guide their employees through the turbulent times of change. There has been a number of evaluations and papers published about the success of these programmes but much of […]

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The 6 factors that ensure change success

The 6 important factors that ensure change success

How to ensure successful change – change management   Change management – The 6 important factors that ensure change success. We know that the claim that 70% of change programmes fail is false. However learning what can make change a better and more positive experience in organisations can only be a good thing. All too often organisations […]

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The 7 forms of organisational learning and why getting leaders onboard is important

7 forms of Organisational learning

Why getting leaders up to speed with the 7 forms of organisational learning will help your organisation. Organisational learning as a concept is the process of creating, retaining and transferring knowledge within the organisation. In this article I look at a new study about the effects of training leaders in the 7 forms of organisational learning. […]

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