Dr. Michael Marquardt is professor of human resource development and international affairs as well as program director of overseas programs at George Washington University. Mike also serves as president of the World Institute for Action Learning. Dr. Marquardt has trained more than 95,000 managers in nearly 100 countries since beginning his international experience in Spain in 1969. Consulting assignments have included Marriott, Microsoft, Motorola, Boeing, Caterpillar, United Nations Development Program and Samsung. Mike is the author of 20 books and over 100 professional articles in the fields of leadership, learning, globalization and organizational change. Dr. Marquardt's achievements and leadership have been recognized though numerous awards including the International Practitioner of the Year Award from the American Society for Training and Development. He enjoys skiing, music and traveling with his Swiss wife, four children and six grandchildren.
Optimizing the Power of Action Learning: Real-Time Strategies for Developing Leaders, Building Teams and Transforming Organizationsby Michael Marquardt
Action learning has quickly become a tool used by organizations for solving their critical and complex problems. Dr. Michael J. Marquardt explores innovative ways that action learning can be applied to the corporate landscape. By exploring key principles and best practices that move action learning from good to great, Marquardt highlights resources for transforming people, groups, organizations, and even entire communities. Calling upon his pioneering experiences and the fundamentals introduced in his bestseller Action Learning in Action, Marquardt delivers the next generation of tools and techniques to make action learning successful in any organization. This comprehensive guidebook builds on the real experiences of thousands of managers in hundreds of companies, explores recent innovations in the field, and demonstrates how the power of action learning can help any organization thrive in today’s fast-changing global marketplace.
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People with an intense interest in knowing all the details of action learning will find the answer to their prayers in this book. Author Michael J. Marquardt writes with the zeal of a revival tent preacher, filled with the sincere belief that action learning can help solve any problem, meet any challenge or achieve any aspiration. As he clearly explains, action learning is intended to build both knowledge and leadership. He sets out the steps your organization should pursue to implement action learning, and to use it well. He includes questions, checklists and extensive examples. All he omits are any caveats or cautions about this approach. He's a booster and an expert, just so you know where he's coming from. We recommend his manual to human resource professionals
Marquadt has done a fantastic job of explaining Action Learning and teaching readers how to introduce and implement it with his 12 step process. The book is a great resource for anyone involved in leadership development & team problem solving.
Mike Marquadt has done it again! This book is an especially useful in that it lays out the process of Action Learning in easy to follow how-to steps. It makes an outstanding handbook for anyone looking to harness the power of Action Learning.
Marquardt's book is a completely up-to-date explanation of the effective use of action learning. This is an excellent guide-book on action learning that is actually easy to follow and utilize.