Learning Culture

The Four Horsemen of the Work Culture Apocalypse

We have a common enemy we’re all fighting. They are the four horsemen of the work culture apocalypse. The four most destructive team dysfunctions are: Constant Fire-Fighting Defensiveness The Blame Game Disconnect Between Learning and Working Let’s unpack each of these a little more. Constant Fire-Fighting The time available for people to think and reflect is scarce. …

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How to Turn Failure into a Learning Opportunity: The Story of Danny MacAskill

Danny MacAskill climbing a rock face with his bike over his shoulder

“One more,” said little Danny to his Dad, Peter, his knees bloodied and a bump rising on his forehead. This kid was determined. He wanted to ace the dangerous move on his new bike before supper time. Danny’s parents bought him a rusty old second-hand Raleigh bike for his fifth birthday, and he spent hours …

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Communication is the Key that Unlocks Learning Cultures

Learning cultures don’t succeed because a number of individuals in siloes become more skilled. Learning cultures succeed because they’re set up for teams to rely on one another to learn and help one another grow. Stellar learning teams help, teach, and learn in tandem with each other. Effective communication is vital to successfully fostering a …

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5 Reasons Why Peer-to-Peer Learning Cultures Work

Peer-to-peer learning is a powerful tool for companies striving to turn their own work environments into Learning Cultures. Sure, traditional top-down training checks boxes; it makes it seem like widespread learning has occurred when in reality, it’s ineffective. Your people have the answers within them already, and by encouraging them to help each other learn, …

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Emotional Education

Emotional Education

Storytime, ft. Ada, 6 Earlier this year, my 6-year-old daughter, Ada, had Career Day at school, and they were instructed to dress up as their dream job. I was really interested in what she would choose, for two reasons: First, selfishly, I needed to know how much crafting I would have to do on this …

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The Death of “Training” and the Rise of Cohort-Based Learning

An expressive oil painting of a computer with a screen full of faces on a Zoom call

I’ve worked with 22 Fortune 500 companies in my career. As partners to these companies, we have one clear goal: to help their people reach their full potential. I’ve seen passionate clients who pour their souls into transforming people. They strategize like CEOs and design learning experiences like the Old Masters. I’ve also seen tired, …

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3 Unorthodox Methods to Learn in the Flow of Work

Continuous learning plays a fundamental part in the long-lasting success of the world’s most influential companies. Take Amazon, Apple, or Pixar for example. These companies are learning machines — their cultures are built on a foundation of learning. Learning is what helps employees reach their full potential; it’s what keeps them motivated, engaged, and inspired …

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