Global Call for Blogs
We will post results from the recent global call for guest blog submissions on the state of learning here soon!
Thank you to those who submitted a blog.
Learning is a demanding pursuit. The human brain typically comprises about two percent of our body weight, but consumes roughly 20 percent of our metabolic energy — more than any other organ. There are many ways to deploy that energy. To be strategic, organizational leaders must direct intellectual resources toward the right goals through a process of guided learning.
How do we really learn? Learning takes many forms. We can learn about a specific approach to accomplish a task efficiently or how to interact with and find our peers to ask them the right questions and listen to their responses. An important aspect of learning, especially for adults, is unlearning.
With a foundation in adult learning principles, experiential learning provides an opportunity for in-depth skills development through interactive activities, case studies, problem solving, and discussions. Working together, learners can draw on each other’s knowledge and experience and practice new skills in a safe “test” environment. Methods to facilitate experiential learning include scenario-based training, role-play, guided discovery, hands-on tools application, and group activities.
Transformational learning – the kind of learning that in a moment shakes fundamental beliefs and assumptions resulting in new ways of seeing each other and behaving accordingly.
Those of us in the training and facilitation professions likely aspire to get people exposed to the kind of learning experience that fundamentally changes the way they see the world. Usually, when that happens, a series of emotional and cognitive processes are set in motion, eventually producing a change in behavior.
Happy New Year from the MSH LeaderNet team! Thank you for contributing to a year full of learning on LeaderNet. As we took time to pause and reflect over the winter holidays, we were reminded of how much we have learned and accomplished together with you over the last year. We gained many new members [more…]
After immersing myself for nearly a year in the study of the brain, its anatomy, its structure, and the functions of the nervous system, I have developed a deeper understanding of how the Challenge Model does what it does: getting people to make changes for the better. For those of you not familiar with the [more…]
Between April 19 and May 6, 2017, together with three Malagasy Leadership Development Program (LDP) facilitators—Virginia Razafindrakoto, LMG/Madagascar Program Manager, Elie Rasoloniaina, and Adolphe Rakotonandrasana— I travelled over 2,200 kilometers (1,367 miles) across three regions of Madagascar to visit 16 LDP teams who had shown proof of their leadership after the completion of an LDP [more…]
We have come to the end of our blog series “ABCs for Managers Who Lead”, but that doesn’t mean you can’t check out all of the great tips and information on our site. Below are the links to each post, from A to Z: A is for Align B is for Budget C is for [more…]
When my son was three, a friend was pointing to different parts of a toy airplane and asking him what the parts of the airplane were for. When our friend pointed to the engine, my son said “That’s for zoom!” The word “zoom” has to do with speed, yes, and also with going up and [more…]
Let’s talk about why we do what we do. It’s to get RESULTS! No matter what our role or function, we must hold ourselves accountable for achieving and demonstrating results. This is what we mean by “yielding results” and it is the little actions we take everyday, day-in and day-out, individually and with our teams, [more…]