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Innovation can be systematically developed with the right tools

In the past few weeks, two events converged that caused me to reflect on the importance of being a self-directed learner in today’s fast-paced, complex world. First, we launched a program for one of our clients in the health insurance industry. The program’s goal is to develop people who work with “providers,” such as doctors,…

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Leadership learning programs: the good, the bad and the ugly

In the last week, I have had substantive interactions with three corporate universities (“U” for short) responsible for a wide variety of learning programs, one of which was incredibly vibrant, energetic and effective. The other two were low energy, clearly demoralized and ineffective. The contrast between the three programs was so sharp that it really…

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4 Neuroscience-Based Components of Engaging Leadership Development Programs

We are pleased to report that our article, 4 Neuroscience-Based Components of Engaging Leadership Development Programs, was recently published in Training Industry. In the article, we describe the four key components that make neuroscience-based leadership development programs so successful: a compelling purpose, path to mastery, practical exercises and applied social learning. For the full article,…

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Machine learning vs. human brain power — which one will win?

I was listening to Oregon Public Broadcasting’s (OPB) TED Radio about machine learning. For those of you who don’t know, machine learning is the next generation of artificial intelligence and is distinguished by the idea that machines learn from their own mistakes and can therefore evolve more quickly than humans. One of the implications of…

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Neuroscience makes learning a driver of growth

We are pleased to report that our article, “Neuroscience Makes Learning a Driver of Growth” was just published by Training Industry. In the article, we discuss how neuroscience is changing the role of learning and development in organizations. We also describe the key elements of our model of learning, how the science effects the design…

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