Optimizing the Power of Action Learning: Solving Problems and Building Leaders in Real Timeby Michael J, Marquardt
Pub. Date: 01/28/2004
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
This new and fully revised edition of a groundbreaking guidebook puts the action in Action Learning, clearly demonstrating how and why this powerful method for addressing today's increasingly complex organizational challenges actually works. From Saudi Arabia to Singapore, Sweden to South Africa, profiles of such Global 100 leaders as GE, Sony, and Boeing tell the… See more details below
This new and fully revised edition of a groundbreaking guidebook puts the action in Action Learning, clearly demonstrating how and why this powerful method for addressing today's increasingly complex organizational challenges actually works. From Saudi Arabia to Singapore, Sweden to South Africa, profiles of such Global 100 leaders as GE, Sony, and Boeing tell the story of the power of action learning to create new products, improve service quality, and transform organizational cultures for competitive advantage and sustained success. It includes examples from the governmental and non-profit world, as well as offering up new better questioning techniques and creative strategies for organizational development.
- Nicholas Brealey Publishing
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- 6.42(w) x 9.37(h) x 0.80(d)
Table of Contents
|About the Author|
|Ch. 1||Emergence of the Power of Action Learning||1|
|Ch. 2||The Problem||27|
|Ch. 3||The Group||45|
|Ch. 4||Questions and Reflection||69|
|Ch. 5||Action Strategies||89|
|Ch. 6||Individual, Team, and Organizational learning||109|
|Ch. 7||The Coach||133|
|Ch. 8||Introducing, Implementing, and Sustaining Action Learning||161|
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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.