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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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What boats, tanks and bicycles teach you about OODA

I wrote about the OODA Loop and how we can improve L&D by adopting a continuous cycle of Observe, Orient, Decide and Act to extract knowledge that already exists in the organization and make it constantly available to people. This is the opposite of the old way of teaching which required rote memorization of static …

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The OODA Loop: a simple way to improve L&D

Our education system is broken in that we are still teaching for rote memorization. This is crazy in the age of Google and Wikipedia. Today I want to introduce a simple way to start changing this.   Have you ever heard of the OODA loop?  U.S. Air Force Colonel John Boyd is widely recognized as the …

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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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What if we don’t train them… and they stay?

In my last blog post, I introduced the ideas of Peter Drucker, that I came across in a compilation of his work. One of the entries addressed his insight into knowledge workers as mobile assets. I share my thoughts in this short video. According to Drucker, increasing the productivity of the knowledge worker requires addressing …

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The most valuable asset of a 21st-century institution

I have this book of excerpts from the renowned management consultant, educator, and author, Peter Drucker, that I picked up from one of those community libraries. I love the serendipity of book swaps. As I was paging through this one, I came across an entry in which he describes his view of knowledge workers as …

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This blockchain explainer gets so many things right

Thie explainer video on blockchain demonstrates five principles of effective learning design superbly well. 

Learning like Netflix – an explainer video teardown of Narcos

Is your learning content binge-watchable? 

An equal partnership: learning providers and L&D professionals ~ LinkedIn Interview ~

Recently, Andrew was interviewed by Catalyst Media. In part two of the interview he discusses how corporate learning and development is looking for training partners and not training vendors. 

Changing the paradigm: a look into the future of learning ~ LinkedIn Interview

This October, Andrew was interviewed by Catalyst Media. He shared some insights on the future landscape for training vendors. 

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