Why Encourage Learning?

Championing a culture of ongoing learning brings its advantages. Studies have shown that when adults learn new skills, the very act of learning: Challenges people’s beliefs about the way they are working. Boosts people’s confidence and self-esteem. Makes people less risk-averse and more adaptable to change when it happens. Helps people improve upon their existing […]

The Importance of Reflection

Whenever a team member attends a training session (whether it’s a quick 30-minute online webinar or a full-day course), encourage their manager to have a brief catch-up with them the following afternoon. Here are some useful questions a manager or team leader could ask their team member: Can you give me a broad overview of […]

Why Invest in an Ongoing Learning?

Do you know anyone who would invest in a new car and wouldn’t expect there to be an investment in ongoing maintenance to keep the vehicle running in optimal condition? So, why would an organisation not expect to make an ongoing investment in employee learning and development? Ongoing learning promotes job satisfaction. The more knowledgeable […]

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Mobile Learning Has Never Been Easier

Everyone has a smartphone, so for the managers and employees who complain that they are too busy at work to attend training, how about providing them training in bite-size chunks that they can watch on their phones? If learning is short and sharp, most people won’t mind investing a small amount of time discovering new […]

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Change Is Inevitable. Growth Is Optional.

Within your organisation, I’m sure that your senior managers strive to keep improving your products, services and value. But what about improving your people? Ongoing learning ensures every one of your employees is highly knowledgeable and has the right skills. Would your people benefit from becoming even better at: Time management Customer service Conflict Management […]

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Does Your Team Learn Together?

Collective learning can be very useful. Training in a small group not only teaches team members new skills, but offers real-time support in the form of feedback, question and answer sessions, and group discussions. Many forward-thinking organisations that want to cultivate a culture of professional development have what’s called ‘Learning Hours’, or ‘Learning Fridays’. For […]

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One-on-One Coaching Conversation

When you have a one-on-one coaching conversation with your team members, encourage them to: Develop their own learning goals. Explain how they will apply the lessons they have learned from past experiences to new situations. Try new ways of doing things. Recognise their preferred learning style, for example, learning by seeing, hearing or ‘hands-on’ doing. […]

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The 4 Stages of Learning

Unconscious incompetence – “I don’t know what I don’t know. I am completely ignorant about this subject or skill.” Conscious incompetence – “I know that I need to learn this subject and develop this skill, but I don’t know how to do it. Someone needs to show me.” Conscious competence – “I know what to […]