Archive for July, 2015

Fostering a Culture of Learning Agility

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

“Build it and they will come.” In this case, I’m referring to building a leading edge library of books, articles and videos for your employees. Let them view the videos during their breaks and check out the books for a certain amount of time. I take my team members to lunch or breakfast frequently so we can discuss books or articles they’ve read and ways we can apply great ideas to our organization.

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Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

We often recognize employees for achieving results that affect “bottom line” success…and rightfully so. I suggest going one step further to promote love of learning and trying out new ideas: recognize employees for taking initiative or seeing a difficult assignment through to completion. The hard and fast numbers may not be immediately apparent; however, I believe you’ll realize positive results over time (including a learning agile workforce).

Fostering Learning Agility

Monday, July 6th, 2015

To foster a learning agile work environment, I recommend that leaders promote a healthy debate prior to decision making. By “healthy”, I mean inviting different perspectives and then actively listening when those perspectives are offered. Instead of automatically saying, “why?!” when someone questions an idea, I like to ask, “what makes you think that?” I learn a lot with that question.