By developing learning agility – the ability to learn quickly, to let go of old ways of thinking, to be open to new experiences, and to take smart risks, learning from both successful and unsuccessful outcomes – today’s leaders can spread their knowledge and foster learning faster.
Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 18, 2017
Harvard Business Publishing, today has announced updates to three lessons in Harvard ManageMentor®, the premier on-demand learning resource for leadership management and development. In the latest update, the Coaching, Career Management and Strategic Thinking lessons have been updated with a refined focus on learning agility and the role it plays in each of these topics.
In a fast-paced business world filled with complexity, leaders and organizations need to be able to quickly adapt. By developing learning agility – the ability to learn quickly, to let go of old ways of thinking, to be open to new experiences, and to take smart risks, learning from both successful and unsuccessful outcomes – today’s leaders can spread their knowledge and foster learning faster. Rather than compartmentalizing learning agility and trying to develop it on its own, the best results are received by weaving learning agility throughout learning and development programs.
To become agile learners, leaders and organizations must change the lens through which they view situations. Instead of reacting to challenges and opportunities with the same fixed set of responses, it is important to take the time to reflect on the circumstances and try to think independently and creatively to come up with new solutions. To keep up with the rapid pace of change and complexity facing businesses around the globe, Harvard ManageMentor is continuously updated to support the varied learning needs of today’s on-the-go mobile workforce. In the latest update, Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning outlines how companies can facilitate this mindset shift and details updates to these core topics such as:
One of the best ways for learning agility to take shape across an organization is when leaders are engaged as teachers and help instill a growth mindset in their teams. This coaching topic has been updated to help leaders develop the learning agility they need to embrace new ways of thinking, acknowledge and learn from mistakes as well as successes, challenge assumptions that may be holding them back, and seek out and capitalize on new opportunities.
Today’s career advancement paths are not linear. Being an agile learner helps you succeed in this environment, allowing you to think creatively about career options, and advance in a variety of different ways. Learning agility can help with career management by teaching learners how to develop a growth mindset through greater self-awareness and to focus on job crafting versus job sculpting where the learner alters their own job to better achieve personal objectives. This agility can help leaders quickly adapt to new circumstances and be ready for the next opportunity.
Strategic thinking in today’s business world isn’t just for senior managers – it’s for everyone. This means looking beyond the boundaries of a role to look for ideas for change, growth and opportunity. Through learning agility, you can get there. In this update, Harvard Business Publishing has added content to help learners practice divergent and convergent thinking, identify new opportunities and to anticipate the future to help learners improve strategic thinking skills.
In addition to new and updated content, these regular updates to Harvard ManageMentor help organizations contextualize content to their organizations, personalize the experience for individual learners, and better evaluate usage and impact.
To learn more about the latest updates to the Coaching, Career Management and Strategic Thinking lessons and other updates to Harvard ManageMentor, visit Harvard Business Publishing’s Leading the Way blog. To see the latest videos from this update, visit our YouTube page. For more information on Harvard ManageMentor, visit http://www.harvardbusiness.org/harvard-managementor.
Also new on the Leading the Way blog:
- Our client, Assurant, transformed its business by developing its high potential mid-level leaders to become better strategists and decision-makers. Hear first-hand how their program came to be – and how it succeeded – in “Enabling Transformational Change Through Leadership Development at Assurant.”
- Three of our clients – Assurant, Merck, and Capital Group – won Brandon Hall Human Capital Excellence Awards earlier this fall. Hear about their award-winning programs in “Setting the Right Goals: Lessons from Award-Winning Leadership Development Programs.”
- Insights from the CLO Symposium PLUS+ in Huntington Beach, CA
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