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Chief Learning Officers Can Set the Tone for Effective Change Management

By | August 14th, 2017|Categories: Change, Corporate Learning, Culture, Lean Learning|Tags: , , , , , |

Change involves learning, and change management requires leadership skills coupled with a firm grasp of the dynamics of learning.  An experienced Lean Leader often becomes the change agent and forecaster as well as the navigator for a company that is committed to following current trends and adapting to a changing marketplace. As we discussed last week, [...]

Do You Need a Chief Learning Officer?

By | July 17th, 2017|Categories: Corporate Learning, Culture, Lean Learning, Lean Training, Learning, Learning Implementation|Tags: , , , , , , , |

At some point in the evolution of your organization, you may be asking if you need to add a Chief Learning Officer (or Chief Lean Officer) - CLO to your management staff.  If your organization has already made a commitment to Lean Learning, the CLO who has been trained in Lean strategies and techniques can place [...]

Dispelling Myths About Workplace Learning – Part II

By | June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Corporate Learning, Lean Learning, Lean Training, Learning Implementation|Tags: , , , |

Three myths about workplace learning - Who owns the responsibility for employees’ learning? Of the three myths about workplace learning cited by Todd Tauber in the November/December 2016 issue of CLOmedia.com, the third—that the learning function (department or division) owns the responsibility for employees’ learning—is perhaps the one that can most easily be debunked.  Today, says [...]

Setting the Record Straight – Dispelling Myths about Workplace Learning

By | June 13th, 2017|Categories: Corporate Learning, Culture, Lean Learning, Learning|Tags: , , , , |

One of the most prevalent myths about workplace learning is that workers don’t have time for it. According to a webinar poll that Chief Learning Officer conducted with Degreed in 2016, even though most CLOs are conscientious about attempting to connect with their staff, only 20 percent are able to make this happen even at the [...]

Learning Implementation Best Practices – Bridging the Gap

By | May 30th, 2017|Categories: Lean Learning, Learning Implementation|Tags: , , , |

“Learning Implementation best practices are rooted in common sense, yet they are surprisingly not common practice,” writes Ed Emde, president of Wilson Learning Corp, in a recent article that appeared in CLOmedia.com.[1] Emde believes the reason for this is the wrong focus. Rather than recording what happens in the classroom, learning leaders should pay attention to [...]

Learning Implementation – Six Best Practices (Part Two)

By | May 16th, 2017|Categories: Lean Learning, Learning Implementation|Tags: , , , , , , |

Learning leaders must be skilled in on-the-job implementation For learning leaders, transforming textbook learning to on-the-job implementation requires skill and know-how. In an excellent article that appeared in the November/December issue of CLOmedia.com, Ed Emde, president of Wilson Learning Corp identifies six universal best practices for ensuring effective learning implementation. In last week’s blog, we discussed [...]

Learning Implementation for leaders – Six Best Practices (Part One)

By | May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Lean Learning, Learning Implementation|Tags: , , , , , , |

As a learning leader, learning implementation or bridging the gap between what happens in the classroom and on the job, requires a keen understanding of job requirements as well as a firm understanding of best practices. Ed Emde, president of Wilson Learning Corp, offers his 6 best practices in an article that appeared in the November/December [...]

Internal advisors may be the key to effective learning

By | April 25th, 2017|Categories: Corporate Learning, Leading Lean, Management|Tags: , , , , , |

Internal advisors, or fellow employees and staff members who are only a few paces ahead of the learner, may be the solution to effective learning for any type of organization. If your business or enterprise depends on scheduled seminars and trainings for instilling operational excellence, usually you will feature an expert to lead the sessions. Randy [...]

Learning from mistakes: A Lean look at the April 9 United Airlines fiasco

By | April 20th, 2017|Categories: Learning|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Although learning from mistakes can be a painful lesson for any organization, any competent CEO or management team knows that whenever anything goes wrong, taking corrective measures against repeat performances must be their first order of business. United Airlines passenger Dr. David Dao may have suffered multiple injuries on an April 9th overbooked flight when he [...]

Cognitive Science and Performance Learning

By | April 18th, 2017|Categories: Lean Learning|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Cognitive Science makes the important distinction between performing by rote and proactively using performance support tools such as lean learning’s PDCA checklists, flow diagrams, lean transformation roadmaps, and 5 why decision trees and lookup tables. “Too often, learning leaders make courses when the information doesn’t have to be in the head, it just needs to be [...]