Marcia Conner

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Create a Learning Culture

Companies that value learning outperform those that don’t. A study by independent research firm McBassi & Company shows that it pays to invest in people-focused practices including building learning capacity, knowledge accessibility, and professional development. Institutions that demonstrate the greatest commitment to their human capital seem to enjoy the greatest financial rewards. Begin by...

asking yourself, “How can I dramatically increase my organization’s ability to learn?” Don’t discharge your duty to the training department or the people in HR. An organization’s culture stands between your intentions and the organization’s results. Education is as much your responsibility as anyone else’s. Your orientation to learning sets the context for how those around... [read more]

Create a Learning Culture

A Seeing/Believing Gap

What you see may be only a fraction of what’s there. To learn more, look beyond what you expect.

A Seeing/Believing Gap

Hubs and Spokes

In 1995 I published a whitepaper entitled, “Learning: The Critical Technology.” In it, I made a simple claim: Organizations only learn through individuals who learn. Individuals must learn for organizations to progress. At the time, online learning (not even called “eLearning” back then) was taking off and all eyes were on the technology without...

much thought of the people who were actually capable of making change. That paper, widely distributed and talked about in corporations as well as classrooms, gave me a new perspective into the power of writing simple truths from fresh angles, in terms everyone can understand and rally around to take action. That paper began my second... [read more]

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