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Tip #732: Two Techniques to Change Ingrained Habits

On July 30, 2018, Posted by , In learning, By ,,, , With Comments Off on Tip #732: Two Techniques to Change Ingrained Habits

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” Jim Ryun

Joel Constable, the Director of Talent Management at Intuit, has written a fascinating article for the Harvard Business Review on “Two Techniques for Helping Employees Change Ingrained Habits.”

https://hbr.org/2018/03/two-techniques-for-helping-employees-change-ingrained-habits

He cites research by psychologists Gabrielle Oettingen and Peter Gollwitzer that found that doing two things significantly increases the likelihood of goal achievement in virtually every context.

I’ve combined a number of his statements in the following two paragraphs.

“The first step is considering your ideal future state and the obstacles you expect to face on the way to achieving that state. Oettingen calls this exercise mental contrasting and has found that it increases the likelihood that … Read the rest

Tip #730: MUCH Better Evaluation Questions

On July 16, 2018, Posted by , In learning, By , , With Comments Off on Tip #730: MUCH Better Evaluation Questions

“Information useful to training professionals typically relates to Levels 1 and 2. You want to ensure that the training resulted in learning, and ultimately, that participants are ready to perform on the job. “ James D. Kirkpatrick

For years I have asked the same questions for participants to rate Kirkpatrick’s Level One- Reaction:

Personal Significance of Workshop

  1. Of the ideas, concepts and/ or techniques covered, which do you consider to be of the most use to you?
  2. List one or two ways in which you can apply something learned during this training experience to your current situation.

Quality of Presentation

  1. Please comment on the method of facilitation (i.e. use of audio visuals; mix of lecture, group and individual work; sufficiency
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Tip #729: Learning How to Learn in an Organization

On July 9, 2018, Posted by , In learning, By ,,,,, , With Comments Off on Tip #729: Learning How to Learn in an Organization

“The illiterate of the future are not those who cannot read or write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” Alvin Toffler

According to Willie Pietersen in his article, Learning How to Learn, “in an increasingly turbulent world, the crucial life-sustaining competency is learning how to win at learning.” He offers five precepts “proven to be powerful drivers of organizational learning.” [Note: All of the following is drawn from his article]. https://www.td.org/insights/learning-how-to-learn

  1. Define What to Learn. To be strategic, organizational leaders must direct intellectual resources toward the right goals through a process of guided learning. By far the most advantageous learning is outside-in. Research done by the Anglo-Dutch consumer products giant Unilever concluded that customer centricity, not operational
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Tip #728:  Ten Fundamentals of Neuroplasticity

On July 2, 2018, Posted by , In learning, By ,,, , With Comments Off on Tip #728:  Ten Fundamentals of Neuroplasticity

“Plasticity dials back ‘ON’ in adulthood when specific conditions that enable or trigger plasticity are met.”  Dr. Sarah McKay

 

Neuroplasticity, the ability of the brain to change and grow, is a popular topic these days. According to Dr. Michael Merzenich in his book, Soft-Wired: How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Can Change Your Life, there are ten core principles necessary for neuroplasticity. [Note: This information is drawn from a post by Debbie Hampton in The Best Brain Possible, so any quotes not ascribed to Dr. Merzenich are Ms. Hampton’s]. https://www.thebestbrainpossible.com/the-10-fundamentals-of-rewiring-your-brain/

  1. Change is mostly limited to those situations in which the brain is in the mood for it. This is why it is so important for trainers to
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Tip #726:  The Science of Training: Part Three

On June 18, 2018, Posted by , In learning, By ,, , With Comments Off on Tip #726:  The Science of Training: Part Three

“Learning experiences are like journeys. The journey starts where the learning is now, and ends when the learner is successful. The end of the journey isn’t knowing more, it’s doing more.”  Julie Dirksen

Mary Hoddy,  UW Academic Staff Emerita, Facilitator and Consultant, offered this information during a train the trainer program and I thought it was so perfect I should share it with you.

It is a table titled The Science of Training: A Summary. It shows what needs to happen before the training, during the training and after the training. It was published by Global Learning Partners and is a summary of research published by Eduardo Salas, Scott Tennenbaum, Kurt Kraiger and Kimberly Smith-Jentsch: The Science of Training Read the rest

Tip #725:  The Science of Training: Part Two

On June 11, 2018, Posted by , In learning, By , , With Comments Off on Tip #725:  The Science of Training: Part Two

“Best way to respect learners: Use techniques that research has proven to work. Help people reach their goals without wasting their time.” Cathy Moore

Mary Hoddy,  UW Academic Staff Emerita, Facilitator and Consultant, offered this information during a train the trainer program and I thought it was so perfect I should share it with you.

It is a table titled The Science of Training: A Summary. It shows what needs to happen before the training, during the training and after the training. It was published by Global Learning Partners and is a summary of research published by Eduardo Salas, Scott Tennenbaum, Kurt Kraiger and Kimberly Smith-Jentsch: The Science of Training and Development in Organizations: What Matters in Practice. … Read the rest