Category Archives: Learning Organization

It is my priority to be a learning organization. This is a large goal and at times is a struggle since this kind of work environment is so rare and so foreign.

Book Review – “What Do You Do With An IDEA?”

Pursuing your own business, especially one as big as mine, one can get discouraged. In my dark hours I pull out this children’s picture book and read it out loud to myself. While I don’t think I’ve gotten through it … Continue reading

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Our Vision for Better Learning

Learning could be so much more engaging, fun, and relevant. We have a vision for it looking somewhat like this video. 🙂

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Vulnerability

I just watched a fantastic TED talk about the power of vulnerability.  http://www.ted.com/playlists/77/new_to_ted.html As she spoke I saw a similar journey to mine through my 30’s.  The struggle to say “I am enough,” and “This is who I am. Sit … Continue reading

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The Power of Learning Organizations

http://blip.tv/hbr-video-ideacast/the-importance-of-learning-in-organizations-1883326 I recently watched this video about learning organizations and felt encouraged, sad, and empowered all at the same time. I felt encouraged because this is the model I’m organizing Trailhead Enterprises around. An organization designed to create in a … Continue reading

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Executive Summary in my Trailhead Biz Plan

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” ~Albert Einstein The current educational system is a process of old thinking. A time when the factory was considered … Continue reading

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Helping People Win at Work #3 – “Developing Self-Awareness”

This book outlines an evaluation program where quarterly evaluations are first self-reflective and then a discussion with their supervisor. My big question is this, how many people are capable of being that honest with themselves and a supervisor,… Continue reading

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Helping People Win at Work #2 – “The Final Exam: A Tool Not a Stick”

Blanchard and Ridge discuss the importance of giving people the “final exam” up front, so they know what it expected. Coming from the education world, many think this is an atrocity. How can you give the student the final exam at the beginning of … Continue reading

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