I approach learning by focussing on serving the strategic goals of the business.
This means a lot of different things, which I explore in a more depth within two other websites. Each website focuses on the needs of a specific audience:
- The business owner or leader – www.leadyourlearning.com
- The freelance learning consultant – www.freelancelearningconsultant.com
The key thing to keep in mind is that doing learning for the sake of learning gets you bogged down into the details of logistics, processes and operations. These things are important, but only at a tactical level.
What is truly intoxicating about doing learning to serve the strategic objectives of the organization is the innovative thinking that surfaces when you are focusing on bringing a high value proposition to the organization.
This approach enables you to harness the metaphoric surfboard when riding the waves of changes in technology, science and society.
Doing this strategic thinking work is very exciting – and usually appeals to the futurist in you.
This is the version of you that is trying to understand the waves of change, and more importantly, what they mean for you in your world, and what that translates to for the learner (employee) in the organization who wants to be in a position of strength to help the organization thrive whatever changes comes their way. This also applies to business owner or leader who wants the right skills on staff to get ahead of the next curve.
Like I said, intoxicating stuff!
I’m really stoked to share with you what I’ve learned over the past twenty years, in addition to anything new that might emerge.