Marcia Conner

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Learning Styles Gold

I'm contacted often by people who share stories of how learning style insights impact how they approach life or has lead them to more meaningful relationships with people they love.The most memorable of these experiences was a man who came up to say he wanted to thank the person who had saved his marriage....

From my book he realized that his wife wasn't being ornery when she said she preferred the symphony or concert to his beloved movies. She wasn't being mean by talking to him non-stop, or reading to him entire passages of books while he was watching TV. She wasn't being thoughtless when she asked him to describe his day at work, or his conversation with an old friend, or analysis of his doctor's visit. Seeing him and holding him weren't enough. She wanted to hear from him. In the same way, he wanted to see more of her and share what he saw with her.

Learning Styles Gold

Learn by Doing: Get Faster Every Lap

Automobile racing draws more spectators than any other sport. It’s not because of the danger, although the prospect of a crash certainly holds the crowd’s interest. What brings people out, time and again, is the simple demonstration that “he who learns fastest wins, but winning once does not guarantee winning again.” The spectators as...

well as the drivers understand that principle intellectually, emotionally, and viscerally. Although most spectators do not apply that rule in their own lives after they leave the track, the winners do, 24 hours a day, until the next race. They exemplify the difference between learning by watching, learning by miming, and learning by doing.

Learn by Doing: Get Faster Every Lap

At The Water Cooler of Learning

We have become obsessed with formal learning in the workplace. In our zeal to learn, we have transferred the formal model of learning into the collective mind of our corporations. Even e-learning is simply less-expensive formal learning at a distance. Our obsession began when we decided we were in the knowledge economy. We concluded...

that human assets are the most important element of our collective P&L. The only way to attract, improve, and retain those assets is to offer learning. Learning makes brains physically bigger. Learning also makes them smarter. Smarter translates into faster, newer, better, and more competitive. And the competitive advantage of smarter in a Darwinian business ecosystem... [read more]

At The Water Cooler of Learning

People-Centered Learning: An Interview With Judee Humburg

At the heart of my work is the deep belief software should work for people, not the other way around. This leads to the door of my dear friend Judee Humburg. We began working together over a decade ago. In 2001 she granted me an interview for a now defunct magazine. Her insights are...

as fresh now as they were then. In the gloom of winter, I thought nothing could be as delightful to repost as a breathe of Judee’s spring. Sitting in Judee Humburg’s garden you get the distinct impression that this usability and user-centered design expert has no trouble designing an ideal environment for herself to learn and... [read more]

People-Centered Learning: An Interview With Judee Humburg

Time for You to Go

When my husband was leaving a long-time job, the exit interviewer asked if a different role would make him stay. He had envisioned one, but he didn’t mention it. He imagined himself outfitted with a piece of deadwood. When he found someone who no longer added value to their teammates or another part of...

the company, he’d tap them on the shoulder, listen for an echo, then say the magic words, “It’s time for you to go.” We’ve all visited a workplace (if not your own then a store, a courthouse, a school, the DMV) where the light in people’s eyes have gone out although they haven’t left the building... [read more].

Time for You to Go

Social Media for Training

Sometimes people read The New Social Learning in the hope it will be written expressly for trainers in corporate training departments. They learn quickly that it was written for leaders in every sort of department determined to help themselves and their people learn more from everything, not only training… from work and the interactions...

that make up the moments between the work. If you seek specific resources and ideas for the training department, I encourage you to check out a different book: Social Media for Trainers by Jane Bozarth (Wiley, 2010). To get a taste, the first chapter is available for download on Amazon, and an excerpt is available from... [read more]

Where Social Learning Thrives

To benefit from social learning, build a culture that makes learning fun, productive and commonplace, a culture where learning is part of everyday work. Marcia Conner and Steve LeBlanc look at where social learning thrives.

Where Social Learning Thrives

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