Clicky

Learning Strategies Archives - Ideas for Leaders

Which Individuals Benefit Most From Coaching

Personality traits can impact how well people learn. For the Big Five personality traits, for example, previous research has found that Conscientiousness, Extraversion and Openness (being open to new ideas and experiences) will enhance an individual’s learning or training experience, while Neuroticism hampers learning. The fifth personality type, Agreeableness, has in previous research shown no […]

Read More… from Which Individuals Benefit Most From Coaching

Growth Mindset, Empathy and Training for Entrepreneurial Mentoring

Mentors with extensive entrepreneurial experience can make a significant contribution to the success of new or less experienced entrepreneurs facing the inevitable setbacks of early stage ventures. Many entrepreneurial mentoring relationships, however, rarely reach their full potential.  Research from the University of Michigan, INSEAD, and the Entrepreneur Futures Network, based on an extensive survey of […]

Read More… from Growth Mindset, Empathy and Training for Entrepreneurial Mentoring

The World of Work in 2028: The Dilemma of Balancing Big vs. Small, Digital vs. Face-to-Face

New technologies and new attitudes about the role of business in society have rendered obsolete the business models, routines and processes rooted in the industrial world, according to a recent study entitled Work 2028: Trends, Dilemmas and Choices. The study was conducted by the Henley Centre for Leadership at the Henley Business School in collaboration […]

Read More… from The World of Work in 2028: The Dilemma of Balancing Big vs. Small, Digital vs. Face-to-Face

How to Encourage Interprofessional Knowledge Transfer In Your Company

One of the key success factors of an organization is that its executives, managers and employees or staff are able to share with each other best practices and processes, new routines, innovations and all other beneficial and important knowledge. Unfortunately, rather than the smooth and widespread transfer of knowledge, organizations find that knowledge often gets […]

Read More… from How to Encourage Interprofessional Knowledge Transfer In Your Company

Digital Natives and Multi-tasking Proficiency Are Harmful Myths

The digital native is a myth, according to an extensive review of the research by by Paul Kirschner of Open University of the Netherlands and Pedro de Bruyckere of Artevelde University in Ghent, Belgium. Writing in Teaching and Teacher Education journal, Kirschner and Bruyckere argue that multiple academic studies in multiple countries show repeatedly that […]

Read More… from Digital Natives and Multi-tasking Proficiency Are Harmful Myths

Algorithms and Statistical Models Vs Human Judgement

Decades of research have shown that algorithms (defined here as any evidence-based forecasting formula, including statistical models) are more accurate than forecasts made by humans. However, research has also shown that most people have greater confidence in their ability to make forecasts rather than leaving it to mathematical formulae — an attitude known as ‘algorithm […]

Read More… from Algorithms and Statistical Models Vs Human Judgement

Integrating Social Identities Spurs Creativity and Innovation

Research has shown that creativity and innovation come from combining seemingly unrelated or irrelevant knowledge. You can create the context for combining unrelated knowledge by bringing together people with diverse backgrounds and knowledge. Thus, diversity (which might be based on race or gender but also on profession or function) is often sought in brainstorming teams. […]

Read More… from Integrating Social Identities Spurs Creativity and Innovation

Why Flat Information Structures Enable Creative Thinking

Creativity occurs when pieces of information are put together in novel and useful ways. ‘Information’ here is used broadly, and includes objects, symbols and facts. This broad concept of information is known as ‘declarative information.’ For example, a chair consists of three pieces of declarative information: a seat, legs, and a back. Information can be […]

Read More… from Why Flat Information Structures Enable Creative Thinking