If You Want to Be A Great Manager and Leader, Slow Down

“Speed is addictive; it undermines nearly everything in life that really matters: quality, compassion, depth, creativity, appreciation and real relationship.”— Tony Schwartz When I first learned about negotiations strategies, one rule stuck with me: “If you want an answer now, it’s “No”. But if you allow me some time to think about it, I may […]

Learning Agile Leaders and Peer Learning Groups

Learning agility Learning agility is defined as the ability and willingness to learn from experience and then apply that learning to perform successfully in new situations. According to the Center of Creative Leadership, in times of change, leaders need to be more agile than ever. Adapting to new business strategies, working across cultures, dealing with […]

Boost Performance to Increase Profits

Improved performance has a direct positive impact on business profits. However, according to the COM-B model, individuals will not improve their performance behavior unless three factors are present: the capability, the opportunity and the motivation to perform at a different or higher level. Capability is the knowledge, skills and abilities to engage in the behavior. […]

Creating Mindful Managers through Peer Learning Groups

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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 […]

The Ability to Learn is a Skill and Peers Can Help

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“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. Traditional methods, such as sending managers to off-site generic training […]

Learning-Focused Leadership and Peer Learning Groups

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“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. and get comfortable with “what is.” Yet […]

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. It is scheduled at their convenience, when they need it, for a […]

The Flow of Work and Peer Learning Groups

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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. Then, the same way many of us turn to Google […]

The Management Development Challenge: Solve it by Building a Peer Learning and Coaching Culture

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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. Companies and […]

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 […]