Leadership Development Is Coming Up Short – Here’s Why

Despite our best efforts, we can’t expect more than 1-in-3 learners to apply the new behaviors they’ve learned for more than a year1. And while one out of three is better than none out of three, the lack of success creates a huge opportunity cost for those who don’t change. Continue reading Leadership Development Is Coming Up Short – Here’s Why

Where Leadership Development & Chemistry 101 Meet

If we see learning as a one-time cram-session, then we are all living in the zombie apocalypse of my Organic Chemistry 101 class. With this mindset, yes: the classroom learning will do nothing to help sales or your emails (or in my case, my knowledge of chemistry). But truly learning and sustaining a behavior is the key to unlocking new skills and potentials that in turn teach you how to manage an overflowing inbox or reach sales goals more effectively. Continue reading Where Leadership Development & Chemistry 101 Meet

Rethinking Sustainment: Immersion as a Learning Tool

Sustainment has long been a focus for professionals in leadership development. After all, we want to ensure that the time and energy we’ve invested in development actually lasts. Unfortunately, data shows that current success rates for sustainment efforts are quite low as leaders struggle to apply and maintain learning over the long term. Our research shows that we need a radical mindset shift about what sustainment is, and how we design with it in mind. At its heart, leadership development is about behavior change. This means that any sustainment effort should be primarily focused on enabling long-term behavior change. Current … Continue reading Rethinking Sustainment: Immersion as a Learning Tool