Even Senior Executives Need a Side Hustle
December 07 | Dorie Clark, Strategy Consultant | Comments (0)
The rise of the “gig economy” has prompted much soul-searching about the future of the economy. But portfolio careers aren’t only for stay-at-home parents looking to freelance a few hours a day while their kids are in school or grad students moonlighting as Uber drivers and Task Rabbits. Even senior executives who want to stay in their corporate jobs should strongly consider developing at least one side income stream.
Surgeons Are Using Social Media to Share and Learn New Skills
November 01 | Christopher G. Myers | Comments (0)
Learning from others’ experiences is an important aspect of professional development in surgery. That’s why academic surgical departments across the globe hold weekly Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) conferences that gather surgeons together to review particular cases and share ideas for improving their practice.
Innovation Springs from the Unexpected Meeting of Minds
October 29 | Beth Comstock, Chief Marketing Officer, General Electric | Comments (0)
Looking for the next breakthrough? Be willing to cross over. Crossovers are what happen when an invention, idea, or body of knowledge in one field jumps into another — and the result is a quantum leap of progress. Sometimes the people and the pieces we need to put together to get the job done come from the unlikeliest of places.
Using Design Thinking to Embed Learning in Our Jobs
September 15 | Josh Bersin | Comments (0)
Since we now expect learning to be as simple and compelling as watching YouTube, hundreds of video-based content providers and MOOCs offer free bite-sized content for us to consume on our phones while sitting in the coffee shop or standing in the subway. But corporate learning management systems remain slow, hard to use, and difficult to maintain. They’re getting in the way of employee development instead of supporting it.
Good Leaders Are Good Learners
August 31 | Sue Ashford, Associate Dean for Leadership Programming and Executive MBA Program, University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business | Comments (0)
Although organizations spend more than $24 billion annually on leadership development, many leaders who have attended leadership programs struggle to implement what they’ve learned. It’s not because the programs are bad but because leadership is best learned from experience.
Help Employees Create Knowledge — Not Just Share It
August 31 | John Seely Brown, Independent Co-Chairman, Center for the Edge, Deloitte & Touche | Comments (0)
Many leaders see organizational learning simply as sharing existing knowledge. This isn’t surprising given that this is the primary focus of educational institutions, training programs, and leadership development courses. It’s the “sage on the stage” model, in which an expert shares what they know with those who are assumed not to know it. These “best practices” are presumed to work in a variety of different contexts and situations.