Whatever you call it, it's probably not what you expected. Dale Cone of Experience, Cone of Learning or the Learning Pyramid is not how most books and sites quote it. The origins of this stuff have been distorted over time. Or did they really exist, and was it just a figment of someones imagination? The reality of course is that its a mix. dales did develop a cone of experience, but it had no numbers and was a metaphor not a piece of research. as for the National Training Laboratory in Maine and … [Read more...] about Dale – Cone of Experience or Learning Pyramid Theory – Misleading Quotes
Dale's Cone of Experience The Cone of Experience is a visual model meant to summarise Dale's classification system for the varied types of mediated learning experiences. Please read carefully. All is not as it first seems! The original labels for Dale's ten categories in the Cone of Experience were: Direct, Purposeful Experiences Contrived Experiences Dramatic Participation Demonstrations Field Trips Exhibits Motion Pictures Radio, Recordings, Still Pictures … [Read more...] about Cone of Experience – Dale
Myth of the History of SWOT - Learned, Christensen, Andrews and Guth - why do so many writers get it wrong? There are 100s of websites that claim to know the origins of the SWOT Analysis. But it seems that lazy writers copy from others without checking their facts! Myth of the History of SWOT - Learned, Christensen, Andrews and Guth Some researchers reference the 1965 publication “Business Policy, Text and Cases” by Learned, Christensen, Andrews and Guth It is close but not a SWOT as any … [Read more...] about Myth of the History of SWOT – Learned, Christensen, Andrews and Guth – wrong?
One of the great ways to develop your staff is to have a learning portal, or learning academy site. A resource which contains lots of information and self-development activities for leaders, coaches and change agents in business. These learning libraries or virtual academies can be expensive to compile and maintain, so many organisations choose to buy these services for their employees. It can be a cost effective strategy for the provision of learning materials. Are Learning Library's all they … [Read more...] about Have you just wasted your entire learning or training budget on a learning Library?
Change Curve Debunked? Some time ago I read an interesting post by Rob Robson on the change curve at his blog (Now defunct) . This sparked some thoughts which I share below. Change Curve debunked... really? Rob asks is the Kubler Ross change curve an over simplification - yes of course... all models are over simplifications of reality - isn't that what they were created for, to take a complex theory and enable the PRINCIPLES to be more easily understood? He raises some … [Read more...] about Change Curve Debunked?
Digital Marketing Strategy - do you have one? What is digital marketing? Many of us use Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and many other web 2.0 tools, but is it activity or is it strategy? Does it matter? Do we need a digital marketing strategy? The difference to me is in the results. It is all very well being seen on the social media sphere, but does it add value to your business? Does it generate more income that you would have without the activity. re you putting the right effort effort … [Read more...] about Digital Marketing Strategy for HR Professional Services Providers – what is a digital marketing strategy?
Don't waste budgets for knowledge workers Real research - a prolifically miss-quoted set of statistics? A few weekends ago I was catching up on some industry updates and came across an interesting piece by Donald Taylor at TrainingZone. In the piece he reminded me of the study by Robert Kelley and his longitudinal study of knowledge workers at Carnegie-Mellon University. In this often quoted research, it is suggested that little of what we need on a day-to-day basis is required to … [Read more...] about Training, Learning and Development is Dead – Knowledge workers
Written Goals study - or is it studies? Many have reported that writing your goals down is sound and researched proof that you will be more successful and make more money. It must be true as it is often being quoted as coming from Yale or Harvard Business Schools. But alas this is fake news. 3% of Harvard MBAs Make Ten Times as Much as the Other 97% Combined ..or... Why 3% of Yale MBAs Make Ten Times as Much as the Other 97% Combined Or so the written goal study story goes regarding … [Read more...] about Harvard Yale Written Goals Study – fact or fiction? #fakenews alert #management #leadership #selfdevelopment
Mike Morrison, is asked for the rewards and challenges that can be gained from coaching. - Are these the right challenges for you - will you get rewards that will motivate and engage you? What is the difference between the advertised hype and reality in training to be a coach? … [Read more...] about Coach training – rewards and challenges.