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Solve the Management Development Challenge: Build a Peer Learning and Coaching Culture

Management Development Challenge

Managers are made, not born. Developing strong managers requires identifying employees with management potential, evaluating the need for performance improvement in specific areas and providing skill building opportunities (training, coaching and counseling) designed to increase managerial competencies.

A key challenge to management development is finding the time to provide it.…

How to Keep Your Employees Happy and Productive-How this one simple method can help your company retain more employees

Do you see lots of turnover? Are you worried about losing valued employees? What is going to keep them happy and productive?

According to a Gallup survey, 50% of employees leave their companies because of their boss. The survey found that the workers felt like they’re given little guidance for understanding what’s expected of them.…

We’ve Already Tried Peer Learning: 7 Reasons Why It May Go Wrong and One Effective Way to Fix Them

At a recent workshop on peer learning groups, I was told that some of the participants’ companies had “already tried peer learning and it didn’t work.” When I delved deeper into their experience, it became clear that there were very obvious reasons why their peer learning “didn’t work.”

There are seven main reasons why many peer learning efforts may go awry.…

Peer Learning Groups and Learning in the Flow of Work

According to Josh Bersin, founder and principal at Bersin by Deloitte , “Learning in the flow of work is a new idea: it recognizes that for learning to really happen, it must fit around and align itself to working days and working lives.”

When he refers to the flow of work, he is talking about a steady, continuous stream of work activities which, by definition, is not interrupted and incorporates all essential components necessary for work to be done well.…

More Training at Less Cost – How Peer Learning Groups Provide More Content on a Limited Budget

Which would you rather do: spend a lot of money and not get a lot for it or spend much less and gain quite bit?  Obviously, not a difficult a question to answer but let’s put it in perspective. What Makes Peer Learning so Effective?…

Triple-Loop Learning and the Peer Learning Group Model

Triple-loop experience learning, also called transformational learning, is used to develop innovative and effective approaches to dealing with long-standing or complex issues. It is through triple-loop learning that individuals (or organizations) can determine how they need to be different to create transformational change.…

How Peer Learning Groups Address the Six Common Training-Fails

Despite significant investments in employee training, it is estimated that nearly 90% of new skills are lost and forgotten within a year. This means that 90% of the investment is wasted.

There is no doubt that training managers is not easy, and no two organizations will face the same problems.…

On-Demand Learning: The Peer Learning Group Approach

The Old is Gone; The New Has Come

The nature of work — and learning — is quickly changing. Managers today face increasing complexity, with new challenges and opportunities arising at the speed of the internet and social media communication.

The old static model of learning is clearly unable to meet the demands of managers who need to learn new knowledge and techniques on an on-going basis.…

The Power of Reflective Learning Through Peer Learning Groups

When Learners Reflect, Learning Happens

Reflective learning is when we recollect what we have learned, think deeply about how the learning is going to help us, and apply the knowledge we have gained. Reflective learners assimilate new learning, relate it to what they already know, adapt it for their own purposes, and translate thought into action.…

Leveraging Cognitive Diversity through Peer Learning Groups

Peer learning groups involve managers learning with and from each other as fellow learners without any implied authority to any individual. They share their knowledge and their unique perspectives to help generate innovative solutions to real management challenges.

Cognitive Diversity

Learning is social and while you can learn something from anyone, it turns out that you learn best from people who are not exactly like you.…