Corporate Learning. Proven and Practical Guidelines for Building a Sustainable Learning Strategy

  • ID: 2214735
  • Book
  • 272 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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In Corporate Learning, Mike Dulworth and Frank Bordonaro offer down–to–earth information and advice for increasing organizational performance. The book shares useful insights about building leadership talent, as researched and presented by a top–notch cadre of contributors. Corporate Learning also outlines a five–step, field–tested learning strategy that organizations can use to increase the capacities of their leaders. In addition Corporate Learning contains a handy "Fitness Quiz" and illustrative real–life stories from Frank Bordonaro′s stellar career as head of learning for three major corporations.

Praise for Corporate Learning

"The authors, all experts in their fields, make the undeniable case that real learning is at the heart of successful leadership, strategy, and organizational change. Better yet, they tell us how to get it done."
John Alexander, president, Center for Creative Leadership

"Mike Dulworth and Frank Bordonaro have written a terrific book that is highly valuable for everyone involved in learning and executive development. Their five steps provide excellent, practical guidance for what leaders of learning should do. This is a very readable book and I highly recommend it."
Ted Hoff, vice president, learning, IBM Learning Center

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Introduction: Getting the Most from This Resource ix

Part One: What to Know

Issue 1. Closing the alignment gap between learning and business strategy ...

1. Creating a Learning Organization That Is Linked to Business Strategy and Drives Business Outcomes 3Michael Dulworth

Issue 2. Filling the leadership pipeline ...

2. Executive Education Best Practices 23Scott Saslow

3. Critical Trends in Executive Development: What Lies Ahead? 53Michael Dulworth, Jim Bolt, and John Koriath

Issue 3. Mobilizing others, the leader′s lever for change ...

4. An Action Learning Approach to Changing Organizational Culture – Rethinking the Balance Between Action and Learning 71Daniel R. Denison and Bryan Adkins

5. Follow–Through: The Missing Link 91Cal Wick and Roy Pollock

6. Achieving the Developmental Value of Peer–to–Peer Networks 107Michael Dulworth and Joe Forcillo

Part Two: What to DoFrank Bordonaro

Introduction to Part Two 125

Step One: Hear the Rallying Cry 137

Step Two: Put Stakes in the Ground 153

Step Three: Put Learning Where the Work Is 169

Step Four: Divvy Up the Work 189

Step Five: Measure, Modify, and Keep It Moving 207

Conclusion to Part Two: What to Do 231

Conclusion 233

Index 235

About the Author 241

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Mike Dulworth is the managing director of Executive Development Associates. Formerly he was vice president at The Concours Group, responsible for the firm′s learning services practices and chairman and CEO of Learning Technologies Group, Inc. Dulworth has also held senior positions at Insync Corporation, The Conference Board, Sirota & Alper Associates, and the U.S. General Accounting Office.

Frank Bordonaro is an internationally–recognized expert in corporate learning strategy, design of corporate learning organizations, large–scale change initiatives, executive assessment and development, and global talent management. He headed up learning and leadership development for S.C. Johnson and was Chief Learning Officer for McDonnell Douglas and Prudential Financial.

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