After I discovered the Action Learning process in a Foundations class, I immediately applied it with my MBA students. Each year, students are struggling to finalize the topic of their thesis and it is always a stressful situation for everyone. We applied Action Learning to get students to think in a more focused way about what research they want.

“The result is that for two years in a row, students finalize their thesis topic in 2 months instead of 6 months.”

Thitiwan Sinthunok, PhD // Lecturer, Panyaphiwat Institute of Management

Qiao Hai

The top team of the recently merged company used Action Learning to deal with 5 company challenges, with the company President Qiao Hai, as sponsor. After 6 months, the projects resulted in increased revenue and improved customer satisfaction. At the end of the program, President Qiao Hai said:

“I hated training in my whole career life, but this project is the ever best project I have been through.”

Qiao Hai // President, Tempus Group Co., Ltd

Sunil K

“The series of Action Learning sessions has helped me achieve the challenging business goals I had set in half the time I planned. Through better leadership I have developed a strong management team and reduced my work load. Unexpected benefits were getting a far better work life balance and confidential networking with other senior business leaders.”

Sunil K. // Chief Executive, India Asia Region, ACS Group

Peter Lynch

Essilor deployed a worldwide leadership and team development initiative called Grow Your Team in 2015 with Action Learning as a key component. The Action Learning sessions were so valued and appreciated by those who participated that the Thailand organization decided to internalize Action Learning and to keep on running sessions beyond the initial program. We started to train coaches in 2016 and in 2017 we are running Action Learning sessions with internal coaches once a week.

Participants really value the opportunity to share management issues with peers and to use questions to open up new ideas and views. Action Learning has become an internal process to solve management issues, encourage sharing and learning and definitely helps to build trust between peers.

We are excited to continue the Action Learning sessions this year and beyond.

“Being an Action Learning coach has really helped me to better listen, not just during the sessions but also outside, as a manager with my team.”.

Peter Lynch // Essilor Thailand Grow Your Team Coordinator, Essilor International

Benny Madrid

“[the Action Learning program] was a great learning experience and the fact that we worked on a current business challenge made it even more valuable. I am taking some concrete actions as a result of this experience…”

Benny Madrid // Marketing Development Manager, Microsoft