Andrew Barry

After working in corporate training for just over a decade, I started Curious Lion in the belief that we could do a better job creating custom digital training. Too often I had seen online training consist of hastily thrown together eLearning versions of slide decks. I knew there was a better way.

Training Is the Highest Leverage Thing You Can Do

Training is the highest leverage thing you can do

Reading Andy Grove’s book High Output Management (great summary here), I came across some excellent thoughts on training, and especially his point that training is one of the highest leverage activities a manager can perform.  Leverage, of course, is the idea that the value of your actions can be multiplied thousands of times over. For …

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Training is the highest leverage thing you can do

Why Embedding Corporate Culture in Training Is So Important

Why embedding corporate culture in training is so important

To win the hearts and minds of your people is to mobilize your greatest asset, which can help you overcome other competitive disadvantages you may have.  In a previous post, I shared a crucial step in the design phase of our learning methodology – our practice of deconstructing everything we’ve learned about a topic in …

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Why embedding corporate culture in training is so important

The Knowledge That’s Already There

3 steps to connect your employees to the knowledge that’s already there

Making knowledge workers productive requires changes in attitude, not only on the part of the individual knowledge worker, but on the part of the whole organization. There are three more guidelines that Peter Drucker shared to broaden the scope of continuous learning beyond the individual to consider the broader organization.  These are: Knowledge workers should …

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