Lessons from Mitsui: How Shared Values Rebuilt a Japanese Giant

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Too many companies today believe they can predict and plan for the future. Their entire business model, down to how they train their people, is predicated on this false sense of certainty. But we can’t predict tomorrow’s market. We can only respond with the best answer we have when tomorrow comes. The single most powerful …

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3 Ways to Combat the Corporate One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Learning Experiences

Who doesn’t love a good origin story? Let me tell you my vocational one. I met learning design by accident. I was straight out of university, the ink barely dried on my degree, when I walked into my first grown-up job. The idea of learning design, instructional design, eLearning – well, those things weren’t around …

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Learn to Discern: What Would You Rather Have, Great Answers or Great Questions?

Questions enable us to organize our thinking around what we don’t know. As a child, I remember always having a million questions in mind at any moment. Unfortunately for the adults around me, providing an answer would often lead to a new string of questions, and them realizing that my stamina to keep asking had …

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Total Football Meets Total Enablement: Transformational Business Lessons in The Beautiful Game

The gears started turning in my head the instant Andrew Barry mentioned the concept of Total Enablement to me. It resonated right away because I’m a soccer player, and I always have been. …What? What does that have to do with enablement? Let’s back up a bit before I explain. The Beautiful Game Andrew and …

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The Ultimate Guide To Revenue Team Transformation

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Learning ultimately comes down to personal growth. In a VUCA world (characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity), personal growth is steeped in resilience: the ability to harness chaos for creative output. But we think about learning at work all wrong. We see them as separate things. We force people into having split identities. What …

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