Jay Cross

Why Organizations Don’t Learn

Jay Cross

Where organic, bottom-up meets corporate top-down. An article entitled Why Organizations Don’t Learn by Francesca Gino and Bradley Staats in the November 2015 issue of Harvard Business Review caught my eye. The resemblance of their suggestions and the content of Real Learning is uncanny.

Two types of knowledge

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Explicit Knowledge. #1 1 is explicit knowledge. By definition, explicit knowledge can be captured in words. It’s the facts. Answers on Jeopardy. Tree/false tests.

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Future of Education 2020 Summit

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At a Stanford education conference this morning, speakers made presentation after presentation without once involving the audience, not even asking for questions. For the first couple of hours there was zero audience participation.

15 essentials for successful learning

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“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” ” Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance. While cleaning up my office this afternoon, I came up this list of essentials for effective informal learning I wrote a couple of years ago for the ASTD Handbook.

New Book: Aha! 75 Ways to Work Smarter

Jay Cross

My new book, Aha!, is for all those people we’ve made responsible for their own learning. This is the missing manual. explains self-assessment, setting goals, dealing with feeds and flows, improving retention, curation, working out loud, social learning, and more.

Flip your meetings

Jay Cross

American business people attend 11,000,000 business meetings every day and half of it’s a waste of time. Knowledge workers spend three hours a day in meetings. Senior executives spend more. Four out of five of us have brought other work to do during a meeting. One in ten of us admits to daydreaming.

Learning is a lot more than schooling

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Quickly, now, “What word or words pop into your head if I say Learning ?” ” This was the barrier that kept me from starting the Real Learning Revolution a few nights back. The L-word. Schools brainwashed us so thoroughly that everyone’s immediate association is learning = schooling.

What is Real Learning?

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How to learn socially, experientially, and informally. Learn how to learn. Real Learning in Pictures (illustrations from the book). Coherent Organization Collaboration Real Learning

Jane Hart’s Top 100 Learning Tools

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It’s time once again to contribute to Jane Hart’s annual survey of tools for learning. I was the first person to take part in this project some nine years ago and now it’s an annual ritual. It’s enlightening to review what’s best in the toolbox.

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Leave Learning to Employees, sort of

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Leave Learning to Employees. By Kate Everson. CLO magazine November 2015. This article describes the CLO of Kaplan as he adapts to a world where employees can route around learning to find their own content. They don’t need him any more.

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Real Learning: Micro and Macro

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Setting goals, reflecting daily, taking risks, and doing experiments prime the brain for spotting opportunities and working smarter. Real Learning. Real Learning

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Real Learning explained graphically

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These are graphics from the. current edition of Real Learning. The Real Learning Project. The Real Learning Book. Buy Real Learning for $2.99. Real Learning

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Real Learning explained

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Excerpt from interview with Learnnovators. Learnnovators: We are excited about having reviewed your new book Real Learning. We couldn’t agree more with Laura Overton (Founder & CEO, Towards Maturity) that this is a manual to empower self-directed learners in really practical ways.

Conferences can be better, a whole lot better

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The conference business is booming yet every participant has some major gripe about the way conferences are run. We all think we know better. It goes with the territory. In the beginning of the year, I looked into the future of conferences. Would they go the way of record stores and newspapers?

Benchmarking Online Learning

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Fascinating data. WHAT KEEPS WORKERS FROM LEARNING ONLINE? 63% lack of time for self-study. 40% can’t find what they need. 41% find current online learning not relevant to their need. 28% lack of somewhere appropriate to study. 26% find learning content uninspiring.

ASTD no more

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The American Society for Training and Development has ceased to exist. Now it’s the Association for Talent Development. I have mixed feelings about this. Tony Bingham announces name change in Washington, May 6, 2014.

Real Learning

Jay Cross

“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” ” –George Bernard Shaw. is becoming Real Learning. The old name didn’t fit the book. captures the spirit of “Oh, I see; that’s how you do it.” ” Cool. Unfortunately, the term Aha!

Peeragogy

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In his keynote presentation at Online Educa Berlin last week, Howard Rheingold emphasized co-learning. Since the teacher learns more than the student, let’s all be both teachers and students. Esteemed co-learners, your job is to create new co-learning communities.

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Where I’m coming from

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These are my core beliefs about how to get along in the world. I wrote this post fourteen years ago and rediscovered it this morning. I’m amazed at the consistency of what I believe.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

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Years ago a start-up commissioned me to write a white paper that would help put them on the map. I wrote the paper that follows. It’s probably the most popular thing I’ve ever written. The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book.

Cheap books on learning worth the price

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Today I paid my $9.99 and started devouring free books on Amazon Kindle Unlimited. I spend on average of $40 a month on hardcopy books, so this seems like a steal.

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Enterprise Learning & Digital Transformation

Jay Cross

Enterprise Learning takes learning beyond the training department into the overall extended enterprise, the “Workscape.” ” It’s a breakout that’s happening throughout organizations as they embrace digital technology.

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Learning Styles, ha, ha, ha, ha

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I wrote this post in Thursday, December 08, 2005, but I’m reposting it here because some people still have not got the message.

Falling behind

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72% of eighteen Fortune 100 CLOs told me their people are not growing fast enough to keep up with the needs of the business. .

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

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50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10. part 1 of 5. People learn their jobs by doing their jobs. Effective managers make stretch. assignments and coach their team members. Experience is the teacher, and managers shape those experiences.

Last days of the world’s fastest ocean liner

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On its inaugural voyage in 1952, the sleek S.S. United States set the record for an Atlantic crossing (3 1/2 days) and more than sixty years later, the record still stands. The United States was the Concorde of its day: high tech, expensive, and luxurious, the fastest way across the ocean.

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Informal Learning on Google Books FREE

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Informal Learning is available via Google Books. Read a couple of chapters for free. Informal Learning Just Jay

Through the Workscape Looking Glass

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Your Workscape is everything in your organization except the training department. It’s where work is done and where people hone the skills they need to add value. It’s the biggest frame of the big picture. It’s relationships and culture and secret sauce. It’s the organization as organism.

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Back to ground zero thinking

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Twenty days into vacation and my obsession with work has finally disappeared. I have a fresh slate to work with. I’m open to new priorities and adventures. One thing that is less than idyllic and puts me in fighting mode is the god-awful wifi aboard ship.

Project Aha!

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is a set of practices I’m developing to help pull-workers learn to learn. I’m investigating what it takes for a learner to become self-sufficient, to both learn and design learning experiences. I’d like to make that easier.

Imagining the internet. It’s what futurists do.

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The 2014 Survey: Impacts of AI and robotics by 2025. A very good read. Opinions from all the hot shots. VInt Cerf, Jerry Michalski, Ben Schneiderman, Hal Varian, Howard Rheingold, Tiffany Shlain, Stowe Boyd, JP Rangaswami, John Markoff, danah boyd, Doc Searles, and more.

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New Book from Jay. Almost.

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The draft of my new book, Aha!, 21 Ways to Work Smarter and Become Who You Are , is on sale for $12. I don’t write books the way I used to. I have Lean Fever. Now I write the best I can rapidly and make it available for pioneering readers who provide feedback.

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195 posts about MOOCs

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Page 1 of 2. Previous | Next. GEORGE SIEMENS. JUNE 3, 2012. What is the theory that underpins our moocs? If you’re even casually aware of what is happening in higher education, you’ve likely heard of massive open online courses ( MOOCs ). MORE >> GEORGE SIEMENS. JULY 25, 2012.

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Blab with me

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Have you tried Blab yet? It’s what Google Hangouts should have been, a free video conferencing tool for up to four speakers and an unlimited audience. Optionally, Blab records and archives conversations. Brent Schlenker turned me on to Blab, and as soon as I saw it, I had to host a session.

Real Learning is the sequel to Informal Learning

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$2.99 Buy it now. Real Learning

Want Results? Champion the Informal

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First published in Chief Learning Officer magazine, February 2013. Formal gets all the money, but today more learning happens outside the classroom. Learning is more important than ever. We have an information explosion. The world is becoming more complex.

The principles of learning

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Yesterday I came upon a 13-year old cassette recording of Peter Henschel, executive director of the Institute for Research on Learning , speaking to a breakout session at Elliott Masie’s TechLearn conference. This talk had a profound effect on my thinking. It holds up damn well today.

Future of Conferences: Why People Attend

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I’m investigating the future of f2f conferences. Will conferences be disrupted à la newspaper business? Will successful events become communities instead of one-shot deals? What’s the future for L&D conferences, say five years out? How can we make conferences more effective?

Brain matters

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Educators from Around the World Discuss How to Make Everyone a Genius at Brain Matters 2015: Bring Out Your Inner Genius. Online conference is expected to draw a diverse group of learning experts.

Airline madness

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I’m writing this from the first class cabin on a United flight from Houston to Munich. We have been plied with champagne, prosciutto, steak, cheese, (had to pass on the salad and ice cream sundae courses), free-flowing wine, and cognac. I’m sitting in a comfortable wide seat that converts into a bed.

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VUCA

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VUCA stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. Perhaps it’s a lesson for people who don’t understand what complexity is all about. Image courtesy of Boiling Frogs (!). VUCA is redundant. Complexity captures the whole deal. Easier to just say complex.

Market Day at Sineu, Mallorca

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“Markets are relationships.” ” Doc Searles. Just Jay Psychology Thriving

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Jay Changes Direction

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My book Aha! Learn for Yourself challenges readers to consider where they’ve been in their careers and where they’re headed. I feel obligated to practice what I preach. My career in the learning business is at a turning point. My history by type of learning is below.

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