What if we train them

what if we train them

10 Thoughts to Begin Your Week

Freestyle Work

If Tom Petty wrote a song about the the future workplace it might be called Freestyling, “now I’m free…freestyling.” In Average is Over, Tyler Cowen compares freestyle chess to how people might work in the future. Freestyle chess is a type of chess where players use computers and other people to support their decisions in making […]

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Reminders for Workplace Learning Professionals

We all get caught up in our day to day work. Here are some things to keep in mind during your daily journey. What reminders do you have? Learning is not about learning, it’s about performance. Often times you have to move backwards with your partners before moving forward. Use terms that resonate with your […]

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Read Every Day

In my whole life, I have known no wise people who didn’t read all the time — none, zero. Charlie Munger, Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. Another post in the improving your learning from A to Z series. If you’re not reading from a book every day, you’re missing out on one of the most powerful ways […]

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Connecting the Dots

Connect the dots

  Another post in the improving your learning from A to Z series. There are two parts to connecting the dots.  Collecting and connecting.  It reminds me of an episode of the popular Seinfeld TV show. Jerry reserves a rental car and goes to pick it up. He arrives at the rental car company and asks the […]

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You Own Your Learning


This is the first post in a series on improving your learning from A to Z. These are mostly self directed learning activities. I’m starting with a foundational component – Accountability. “Your life is the fruit of your own doing.  You have no one to blame but yourself.” Joseph Campbell Learn Like You Own it Because You […]

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Top 5 Posts in 2013

Here are the top 5 posts from learn streaming.com. Have a Happy New Year! Why Learning is Complicated Improve Your Learning from A to Z The Future of Learning in a Networked World  The Future of Learning is Connected to Work Learning Ingredients  

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Improve Your Learning From A to Z

Improve Learning

  Here are 26 ways to self direct and improve your learning A – be accountable B – believe in yourself C – connect the dots D – deconstruct new skill E – engage with others F – focused practice G – get started H – hypothesize, test, adjust I – use your imagination J […]

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Why Workplace Learning is Complicated

  I’m continuing the discussion between Brent Schlenker and Jane Hart who both have interesting perspectives on people unwilling to learn in a corporate environment.  As Brett says, “it’s more complicated than most think.” Here’s my oversimplified explanation of why it’s complicated: It’s all about people.   And people are complicated. Organizations create goals based on […]

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