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Learning is the Key to Successful Capital Formation

By | 2018-02-22T12:46:01+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Business, Corporate Learning, Culture, Lean Learning|Tags: , , , , , , , |

“Learning is the human capital accelerant of the enterprise,” writes Michael E. Echols, Vice-President of strategic initiatives at Bellevue University, in the April 2016 issue of CLOmedia.com. According to Echols, a significant segment of the country’s corporate culture believes that human capital formation only includes the process of training or developing new employees. Echols contends that [...]

Learning is an Ongoing Journey – Especially for Learning Professionals

By | 2018-02-22T12:41:54+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Categories: Learning Professionals|Tags: , , , , |

Learning is an ongoing journey with a destination of constant improvement. In the workplace, Lean rules and principles are structured on the pursuit of learning that is shared, recorded and transmitted to every member of the organization. In an August 19, 2016 informal interview at the University of Stellenbosch Business School in South Africa, Adv. Kevin [...]

Learning Professionals Must Be Learners

By | 2018-01-31T20:16:03+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Categories: Corporate Learning, Lean Learning|Tags: , , , , |

Learning is a Lifetime Pursuit for All Professionals Any professional who considers learning a lifetime pursuit will never be left behind in today’s highly competitive marketplace. This certainly holds true for learning professionals. In today’s Information Age, no one can afford to retire their brains and ingenuity if they want to stay current with their profession. [...]

Knowing how we learn is just as important as what we learn

By | 2017-12-08T18:31:02+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Categories: Lean Learning|Tags: , , , , , , , |

During our formal school years, knowing how we learn probably takes a back seat to the process of just cramming the facts. Late night cram sessions before the big quiz or final exam are commonplace on every college campus. Now that you’ve earned your diploma, in retrospect (and in all honesty), how much of that crammed [...]

Corporate Learning

By | 2017-12-08T18:31:23+00:00 June 7th, 2016|Categories: Corporate Learning, Lean Learning|Tags: , , , , , |

While catching up on our reading, we found this great article about corporate learning from Chief Learning Officer Magazine (October 2015) about corporate learning: What Arby’s Can Teach Us About Culture Everyone who reads my columns knows I believe U.S. corporate leaders are missing the boat when it comes to their organizations’ human capital. I have [...]

Embracing the scientific method

By | 2017-12-08T18:31:32+00:00 January 3rd, 2013|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

I read plenty of disturbing statements about lean, but I read one recently that really caught my attention because it seemed to rip the core of lean out of lean, and then almost claim credit for putting it back in. I was reading a copy of AME's Target Magazine from my huge backlog pile of reading, [...]