Formalizing Informal Learning

Sept/Oct 2019

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Many innovative organizations are exploring reverse mentoring: a method that takes mentoring and flips it on its head. In reverse mentoring, the mentee is the older, more senior leader, while the mentor is the more junior, often younger, employee.

Close More Deals with Story Selling

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Imagine what your sales team could achieve if members were able to tell stories that built trust in your company’s brand as well as its products or services.  

Coaching is a Cop-out

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Leaders often make coaching a separate task to be completed, viewing it as something else to fit into an already busy schedule. So, when I look at coaching in the business world, I find myself wondering: Is the notion of “coaching conversations” a cop-out?

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Thought Leaders This Issue

Making Learning Fun Again

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Informal learning accounts for a large portion of how employees consume information and apply learning to their work. Whether gaining tips from a colleague or watching a quick video online, informal learning occurs throughout our organizations every day.

Percolating Builds Depth

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Often, people associate learning with a subject matter expert (SME) in formal control of a classroom (either physical or virtual) in order to impart knowledge. Upon further review, however, it is evident that there are numerous ways people learn.

The Accidental Learner

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Accidental learners leverage life for learning. They recognize that day-to-day life presents infinite opportunities to expand perspectives, consider new approaches, improve responses and relationships, and recalibrate efforts – all to, essentially, learn.

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