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Creating Mindful Managers through Peer Learning Groups

You do not have to master the art of meditation and sit still for hours to have mindful managers and leaders or to experience positive changes in your life. There are other ways to do that.

Noticing: The Gateway to Mindfulness

Ellen Langer, a renowned psychologist from Harvard who has studied mindfulness for decades, has shown that virtually all of our suffering — professional, personal, interpersonal, societal — is the direct or indirect result of our mindlessness.…

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The Ability to Learn is a Skill and Peers Can Help

“The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.”  Brian Herbert

Searchlight Intelligence for Business Success

Acquiring knowledge and skills, although recognized as the driving force behind competitive advantage, proves to be difficult.…

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Learning-Focused Leadership and Peer Learning Groups

“We can’t write off the danger of complacency, growing rigidity, imprisonment by our own comfortable habits and opinions.” John W. Gardner

Complacency kills organizations: their ability to be agile, compete and transform to meet emergent challenges. It is easy to get stuck in processes, budgets, and systems, etc.…

Peer Learning Groups Resolve Management Development Challenges

There are seven challenges in management development that individually and collectively have a negative impact on the return on training investment. Peer learning groups can solve all seven challenges.
#1: Lack of Time
A peer learning group is considerate of managers’ time constraints.
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The Flow of Work and Peer Learning Groups

The latest learning and development concept is learning in the flow of work.

“Work is learning and learning is the work.” Harold Jarche

Learning in the Flow of Work

What are we talking about? As employees do their jobs, a question or problem may arise.…

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The Management Development Challenge: Solve it by Building 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 your employees 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.…

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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?…