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Third Edition of the field-defining book!
by Michael Marquardt, Shannon Banks, Peter Cauwelier and Choon Seng Ng
Originated by Reginald Evans in the 1940’s, the Action Learning Model was refined and then reintroduced in 1995 by lead author Michael Marquardt to organizations globally as a powerful tool for improving organizational performance. Today, Marquardt is widely considered to be the modern “father” of the Action Learning approach. For this new edition, Marquardt has teamed up with three Action Learning experts from Asia and the UK who bring a broader global approach to what has become THE seminal book in the field.
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
Each chapter has been updated for alignment with today’s practice and implementation of Action Learning in organizations. In addition, new material, including case studies have been added to most chapters and outdated ones replaced. The authors have added more examples of great questions in Chapter 4 (Questions & Reflections), more discussion of virtual Action Learning in Chapter 3 (The Group) and completely new content in Chapter 7 (The Action Learning Coach), specifically on how to begin Action Learning sessions and how to become a Certified Action Learning Coach.
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Action Learning – A Powerful New ToolBy: Dr. Michael Marquardt
US Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Chief Information Officer Learning Sessions. Dr. Michael Marquardt explains Action Learning as a Powerful New Tool for Developing Leaders, Solving Problems, Building Teams and Transforming Organizations
Michael Marquardt Talks About Action Learning at UMBCBy: Dr. Michael Marquardt
Learn how Action Learning is not only an effective problem solving process but also has been valuable to a growing number of organizations worldwide as a powerful tool for developing leaders, teams and organizations. Discover the six essential elements for successful action learning programs, explore the steps and processes of action learning, and have the opportunity of practicing action learning.
De kracht van ‘GREAT Questions’By: Roland Yeo and Dr. Michael Marquardt
Niet zozeer zeggen, als wel vragen is de sleutel gaan vormen tot succesvol leiderschap. Wijlen Peter Drucker, een befaamd managementconsultant, merkte ooit op dat de leider van vroeger misschien iemand was die wist hoe hij het moest zeggen, maar dat de leider van de toekomst misschien wel iemand zou zijn die wist hoe hij het moest vragen. Er zijn te weinig leiders die vragen stellen. Leiders zijn geneigd te dicteren of te discussiÃ«ren in plaats van om informatie te vragen en te discussiÃ«ren.
Action Learning en leiderschapBy: Roland Yeo and Dr. Michael Marquardt
Action Learning heeft zich snel ontpopt tot een van de meest krachtige en effectieve gereedschappen die door organisaties overal ter wereld gebruikt worden om hun leiders te vormen. Bedrijven als Boeing, Motorola, DuPont, Alcoa en Nokia zijn recent gaan werken met Action Learning om hun belangrijke, complexe problemen op te lossen en de competenties en kwaliteiten te ontwikkelen die hun leiders nodig hebben om succesvol te kunnen opereren in de 21ste eeuw.
Interpreting Action, Learning, and Experience: Integrating Action Learning and Experiential Learning for HRDBy: Roland Yeo and Dr. Michael Marquardt
This article provides a comparative analysis and critique of action learning (AL) and experiential learning (EL), identifying emerging conceptual perspectives that contribute to human resource development (HRD).
Using Action Learning for Organization Development and ChangeBy: Arthur M. Freedman, MBA, Ph.D., MALC
This article conveys some practical information about the application of a powerful tool, Action Learning (AL) theory, method, and skills for organization development and change (OD&C) practitioners.
The ROTAR Discipline – Enhancing the Power of Action LearningBy: Dr. Billy Coop
Simply described, Action Learning is both a process and a powerful program that involves a small group of people solving real problems while at the same time focusing on what they are learning and how their learning can benefit each group member and the organization as a whole.
Complex Problem Solving Through Action Learning: Implications for Human Resource DevelopmentBy: Dr. Michel Marquardt and Roland Yeo. 2012.
This paper argues that complex problems can be used as opportunities for Action Learning, and examines the interrelations between problem solving and Action Learning.
The Coach as Catalyst for Action LearningBy: Dr. Michel Marquardt
Examines the way in which the Action-Learning coach operates, how he or she builds the learning climate of the group, the distinction between the role and actions of an action-learning coach and those of a group facilitator, how and when the action-learning coach intervenes and the art and skill of asking questions.
Action Learning Research: A Systematic Review and Conceptual FrameworkBy: Yonjoo Cho and Toby Marshall Egan
Despite considerable interest in Action Learning, no systematic investigation of Action Learning literature has been reported. Studies selected from the systematic literature review process are highlighted, and Revans’s balance issue and the quality of select studies are discussed. A conceptual framework for the future studies of action learning, key concluding themes, and the limitations of the study are also articulated.
Leading with Questions: How Leaders Find the Right Solutions by Knowing What to Ask (New Edition)By Dr. Michael Mardquardt
In this thoroughly updated new edition of his business classic Leading with Questions, internationally acclaimed management consultant Michael Marquardt shows how you can learn to ask the powerful questions that will generate short-term results and long-term learning and success. Throughout the book, he demonstrates how effective leaders use questions to encourage participation and teamwork, foster outside-the-box thinking, empower others, build relationships with customers, solve problems, and much more. Based on interviews with successful leaders who “lead with questions,” from such organizations as DuPont, Alcoa, Novartis, and Cargill. Marquardt reveals how to determine which questions will lead to solutions in today’s complicated business world. Step-by-step, he walks you through the process of learning the art of questioning and shows how to use the techniques of active listening and follow-up, presenting guidelines for using questions in myriad situations with individuals, teams, and organizations.
Optimizing the Power of Action LearningBy Dr. Michael Marquardt
In Leading with Questions, globally acclaimed management advisor Michael Marquardt shows how you can learn to ask the powerful questions that will generate short-term results and long-term learning and success. Throughout the book, he demonstrates how effective leaders use questions to encourage participation and teamwork, foster outside-the-box thinking, empower others, build relationships with customers, solve problems, and much more. Based on interviews with twenty-two successful leaders who lead with questions,this important book reveals how to determine which questions will lead to solutions in today’s complicated business world.
Exploitatie van de kracht van Action LearningBy: Dr. Michael Marquardt
Van Boston tot BraziliÃ« en van Finland tot Tokyo maken uiteenlopende bedrijven als Samsung, Dow, GE, Deutsche Bank en Boeing alle gebruik an een krachtig instrument voor leren op het werk: Action Learning. Deze bedrijven hebben duizenden nieuwe producten en diensten ontwikkeld, de waliteit van hun dienstverlening verbeterd, kosten en levertijden omlaag gebracht en fundamentele veranderingen doorgevoerd in hun organisatiecultuur door de kracht van Action Learning de vrije teugel te laten. Action Learning heeft zich snel ontpopt als het primaire ereedschap van organisaties als Sodexho, Novartis en Nokia voor het oplossen van kritieke en complexe problemen, terwijl het tegelijkertijd dienst deed als belangrijke methodologie voor het ontwikkelen van leiders, het bouwen van teams en het uitbreiden van de bedrijfsmogelijkheden.
Leading Organizational Change Using Action LearningBy Arthur M. Freedman PhD and H. Skipton Leonard PhD
Organizations in all sectors and in all industries are and will continue to be confronted by the challenge of multiple changes in their external environments. For example, creation of disruptive technologies, fluctuating economies, increasing or decreasing governmental regulations, demographic shifts, human and natural disasters, expanding globalism, and aggressive competition. As the environmental landscape changes unpredictably along many different dimensions, organizations must recognize and adapt to the discontinuous threats and opportunities that these changes create. This calls for organizations themselves to change in ways that their unique histories have not prepared them. Thus, organizations today need effective tools to enable them to quickly create solutions for complex, systemic, important, unprecedented problems.
Great Solutions Through Action Learning: Success Every TimeBy H. Skipton Leonard PhD and Arthur M. Freedman PhD
This book fills a conspicuous gap in the Action Learning literature – providing specific principles, strategies, and recommendations to coaches for developing the questions that are the foundation of effective Action Learning. Many other books provide the theory of Action Learning as well as recommendations for setting up Action Learning projects. In addition to this information, this volume provides the specific information that the coach needs to ensure the success of the Action Learning project. While the principles, strategies, and recommendations discussed in this book are based upon the methods developed with others at the World Institute for Action Learning, the authors provide many new practice principles and models which will be appreciated by experienced Action Learning coaches who want to be considered expert Action Learning coaches and who want to ensure the success of their Action Learning practice.
Breakthrough Problem Solving with Action LearningBy Dr. Michael Mardquardt
Breakthrough Problem Solving with Action Learning explores why and how action learning groups have been so successful and creative in solving complex problems. The text begins by briefly reviewing the theories that undergird the effectiveness of action learning, philosophically situating readers and pointing them in the direction of related academic works that they may wish to explore. It then turns to stories of how organizations have employed action learning in solving specific, often-encountered business problems. These cases not only serve as real-world models for how action learning can be successfully employed, but also offer inspiration and potential starting points and guidelines for other businesses that face similar problems. The book concludes with a cross-case analysis that pinpoints the ingredients necessary for breakthrough problem solving via action learning.
Action Learning, Principi, Metodo, CasiBy Dr. Michael Mardquardt
The Power of Action Learning, in fact, is based on two essential behaviors: reflexive approach and continuous learning. J. Michael Marquardt is Professor of HRD at George Washington University Founder and president of the World Institute of Action Learning (WIAL), has received an honorary Ph.D. by the International Management Center in Oxford for his contribution to the spread of Action Learning. He worked for several years with Reg Revans helping to define the current structure of the Action Learning methodology. Author of numerous works, has extensive international experience as a Master Action Learning Coach. Ceriani Andrea is the founder and director of KKIEN Enterprise, a company management training and development consultancy HR. Professor at the Catholic University of Milan for more than 15 years, has achieved certification in Action Learning Coach with WIAL and is the founder of WIAL Italy, a brand created for the dissemination of Action Learning programs in Italy. He is a member of the board Lombard AIF and the author of several volumes in the training and consulting.
Action Learning in ActionBy Dr. Michael Mardquardt
Marquardt brings together the six essential elements with realistic advice, practical wisdom, and such tools as checklists and a comprehensive glossary of terms. Readers can learn to leverage action learning to solve problems, develop employees, enhance personal growth, and create organizational learning. — Training & Development, April 1999
Marquardt’s book is a solid guide to action learning. Action Learning in Action is a reasonably active read itself. The book is peppered with quotes about and examples of action learning. The book is a good primer on the topic. The author effectively covers the quesions and processes associated with moving from experience through reflection to learning and meaning. — Personnel Psychology, Winter 1999
This new edition of the 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. The fully revised edition includes examples from the governmental and non-profit world, as well as offering up new better questioning techniques and creative strategies for organizational development.