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 #644: Questions, Patience and Pacing

On October 24, 2016, Posted by , In curriculum design, By ,,,, , With Comments Off on Tip #644: Questions, Patience and Pacing

“To become different from what we are, we must have some awareness of what we are.” Eric Hoffer

In my work as a curriculum designer, I am frequently expected to do something with the content of a document that is unclear, incomplete, or ill considered.

My immediate reaction is to write an email asking one or more questions to obtain clarification and/or additional information, or prompt reconsideration. At the time, I believe that I only have one question to ask. This may be because I am an unrealistic optimist. (Is that redundant?)

As I read further into a document, I write another email each time I have another question. It never occurs to me to wait until I have closely … Read the rest