Collaborative learning

Take Note – Improve Performance through Reflection

I think you’re missing opportunities. Yep, I do. Here’s why: You have an opportunity to learn from every experience you have. By considering what happened, both good and not good, you can determine what to change and what to keep. When you learn, you can become more productive.  I suspect you might be letting a…

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Coaching in a Group = More Insights

A research study determined that 92% of executives who had worked with a coach would do so again.   Coaching is highly-regarded as a successful way to learn although one-on-one coaching is costly.  Not only costly, but perhaps even not as rich an experience as in a group. Learning is a social activity.  When we are…

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Why Coaching in a Group is Better

 “We all need somebody to lean on.” Those words, from the HBR blog, “How to Cultivate a Peer Coaching Network” , simply state a key benefit of a coaching group.  As the old saying goes, “two is better than one” and even more people to lean on is even better. An Insight Circle is a group of…

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Free First Friday Lunch ‘n Learns — Lots to Learn!

Starting May 3, 2013  First Friday “Lunch & Learn” sessions will start at 12:00 noon.  We’ll learn something, have a conversation and maybe have a laugh.  It’s free and I’ll do them the First Friday of each month. Here’s my thinking:  Small and frequent is better than big and occasional.  I’d like to make them…

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5 Tips for Collaboration — Give,Take and Learn

Co-labor is the root of the word collaboration but Dang! — It is not so easy to truly collaborate with others.  Years ago I worked with a fellow who divided up responsibilities on a project — had us all go away then reconvene wherein he would criticize our work.  His comment to me was “If that’s not…

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A Vision for Learning: Four Tips to Create It

We often ask children “What do you want to be when you grow up?”  We presume that children have a vision for their future.  In fact, we expect them to!  As children know, to attain your vision — you’ll need to learn.  Aspiring to a hoped-for future state, means learning, stretching and reaching for it. We…

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Learning for Leaders: Guide don’t Train

The term “training” always gets my back to stiffen up.  Here’s why:  “training” is what the instructor does.  Learning is what the learner does.  The definition of successful workplace  learning starts with learners actually learning — not  just an instructor in front of the room talking. That means that leaders must demonstrate initiative for their…

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