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Is hiring done in a way that’s discouraging learning behavior?

I was reflecting on the way we approach hiring people in to a role. In the spirit of role fitness and appropriateness, we focus so much energy and time on validating performance readiness such that the applicants’ approach to securing the role is to demonstrate as convincingly as possible that “They are ready and can

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Understanding the learning needs of individuals

Learning shouldn’t really be something we push on people, it should be the natural response of an individual to their inability to achieve a desired outcome or behave in a desired way. Education on the other hand tends to be pushed as the decision is made for the learner at at a time when they

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Building capabilities for Sustainable Performance

I came across this performance improvement document online a few years ago which I thought framed the ideas quite well, it was on the ISPI site and I believe it was by Lynn Kearny. I however also recently read the book “Performance Architecture” by Kearny, Lynn,  Haig, Carol and Addison, Roger. I built some of my recent

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Shifting the focus of Organisational Learning and Development Solutions

“What’s important is not what you are doing but why you are doing it because that determines how you do it.” – dehumob Results are achieved by doing something well enough to overcome any contextual obstacles presented by the environment. In other words, results are achieved when chosen actions are executed with a proficiency level

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