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.

Why education and training rarely equips the learner for work: New study

Education and training

A new research briefing looking at why a university education and much training fails to equip students for the world of work has made an interesting finding… In October 2017, one of the research briefings we sent out to members looked at a (then) new study looking at why a university education and much training […]

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Transfer of learning into the workplace – does classroom learning work?

Transfer of learning into the workplace

Are workshops and class based learning events really effective? What evidence is there for the transfer of learning into the workplace from such learning interventions? A new study has examined whether there is real transfer of learning from workshop simulations and learning to ‘real-time’ workplace practice and problem solving. The study, took an in-depth look at […]

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New research shows that managers fail to give time to learning

No time to learn

A new (2017) study looking at staff learning at an organisational level found that while management frequently decrees that learning should take place during working hours, time is rarely given to staff to do that learning. This research briefing was sent to members in June 2017   Implicit and explicit knowledge Management will vs practical […]

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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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