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GLN LearnAbout - Raising Capital for an EdTech Startup - 13 March, 2024 - Noon Eastern

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Learner: Dr. Marilyn CarrollLearn with Dr. Carroll and other entrepreneurs interested in raising capital for their EdTech Startup.The format of this session will be:Marilyn will explain what she wishes to learn about - and whyShe will ask each of…Continue

GLN TeachAbout - Integrative Debating - Glenn Meier, February 29, 2024, 3:00 - 3:45 PM Eastern USA

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Earlier this year, Glenn responded to the Conscious Capitalism/Georgia LEARNS Pluralism event by sending an email via LinkedIn. His message included:"...the magic lies in an agreed upon process for making the conversation a "fair fight."  In my…Continue

GLN 2023 - TeachAbout - Purpose

Started by Paul Terlemezian in Georgia LEARNS 2023 Nov 26, 2023. 0 Replies

Is it possible or desirable to differentiate purpose from passion?Session Leader: Donald JenkinsThe format of this session will be:Five minutes of welcome and…Continue

GLN 2023 - Hidden About - Humble Inquiry - Scaling

Started by Paul Terlemezian in Georgia LEARNS 2023 Nov 25, 2023. 0 Replies

Is humble inquiry real or imagined?Is it desirable? If so - when? If not - why?Session Leader:…Continue

GLN 2023 - Open Forum Conversation - BYOT

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BYOT = Bring Your Own TopicThese sessions are offered to allow for open forum conversation and/or the opportunistic creation of breakout rooms to allow for self-directed conversations.Breakout rooms will be preset. Participants may:Choose an open…Continue

GLN 2023 - TeachAbout - Cheat Codes for Life

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The Surprisingly Simple Cheat Codes for Happiness, Creativity, and Human Performance.If you are human, there is something in this session for you.We live in a world of algorithms. Relatively simple pieces of logic and actions that govern everything.…Continue

GLN 2023 - Panel Discussion - Innovation

Started by Paul Terlemezian in Georgia LEARNS 2023. Last reply by Paul Terlemezian Nov 27, 2023. 2 Replies

What is the opposite of innovation? Might it be stagnation?How do we know something is an innovation?This session will be the traditional Georgia LEARNS Plus-BYOL-Plus format:First 15 minutes: The humorists will share their perspective on the topic…Continue

GLN 2023 - ExploringPossibilitiesAbout - Hardwiring

Started by Paul Terlemezian in Georgia LEARNS 2023 Nov 21, 2023. 0 Replies

Session Leader: Chuck RussellThe Session Format is the following:1. You will be asked to accept the premise that it is possible to know why you are failing to do…Continue

GLN 2023 - TeachAbout - Simulations 2024

Started by Paul Terlemezian in Georgia LEARNS 2023. Last reply by Paul Terlemezian Nov 30, 2023. 1 Reply

Session Leader: Eric BluesteinThe format of this session will be:1.Eric will explain what he wishes to learn about Simulations - and why.2.He will ask…Continue

GLN 2023 - CaseStudyAbout - Small Business Revival

Started by Paul Terlemezian in Georgia LEARNS 2023 Nov 21, 2023. 0 Replies

Session Leader: Neicey JohnsonCase Study: How to save a spiraling out-of-control small business.Seeking tips to assist with corporate operational…Continue

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What Are You Measuring?

Posted by Bill Crose on September 13, 2019 at 11:33am 1 Comment

A lifetime ago, my training department colleagues and I were satisfied with training data. We cranked out the requested ILT programs plus the "flavor of the year" content, we kept a busy training schedule, and made sure the coffee was always the right temperature. When accused of not delivering effective training because the learners didn't perform as they were trained, we took refuge in our management support role and not ultimately responsible or accountable for LEARNING or productivity.…



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With appreciation to Marty Gupta for making me aware of the work of Edgar Schein and the concept of Humble Inquiry.

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Comment by Paul Terlemezian on November 11, 2023 at 6:12pm

I feel like this skill is scarce and yet cherished. Perhaps it is actually not scarce and yet misunderstood?

Would it be cherished if it were abundant?

Comment by Folden Peterson on December 1, 2023 at 12:23am

Pete's opinion:
Edgar Schein's perspective challenges the prevailing culture of overtraining and superficial interactions. His call for genuine curiosity and mutual assistance is not just a recipe for effective teamwork but a remedy for the alienation that often characterizes modern relationships. Embracing Schein's principles could lead to a more connected and empathetic world, where understanding and assisting each other are the cornerstones of meaningful connections.

Would it be cherished if it were abundant?
Edgar Schein's advocacy for genuine, caring interactions stands as a beacon in a world often drowned in superficiality. His emphasis on authentic curiosity and mutual assistance offers a refreshing approach to relationships, addressing the prevalent issues of overtraining and alienation. Moreover, I believe the abundance of genuine, caring interactions, as advocated by Edgar Schein, would undoubtedly be cherished, fostering a culture of understanding and assisting each other. I don't think this is scarce either; our culture has made it tough to show or be vulnerable because it could be misconstrued as weakness.

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Comment by Bob Norton on December 1, 2023 at 1:30pm

Great stuff. The Socratic Method, listening and Management By Wandering Around are all elements that support this idea. It encourages a culture of honesty and transparency when anyone can listen and speak across levels without a hard chain of command. That keeps a company and everyone honest. I used to love taking people to lunch quarterly to get their perspective, check in and adjust when I was a manager. 

Relationships with integrity that are win-win-win for employer-employee-manager that grow people constantly. A very important cultural value. Necessary in a growth company, optional in a static one (which will eventually die). 

This technique is appropriate for customers, prospects, employees, vendors, stakeholders and life in general. I am reminded of the old adage God gave you two ears and one mouth so you can listen lots more than you talk. 

I think trying to appear perfect is an old and dead management style. The Level 5 leader put ego aside and admits they do not have all the answers. Many think ego is the root of much evil that causes war and most problems in life. By listening to others we understand their perspective better and often can adapt with that understanding. 

Comment by Paul Terlemezian on December 1, 2023 at 2:13pm

Pete - thank you - especially for the observation that this may be abundant and yet we are reluctant to show it. Perhaps that can change?

Comment by Paul Terlemezian on December 1, 2023 at 2:15pm

Bob - thank you - not only is trying to be perfect an old and dead management style - but trying to be it - will kill you! How might we combat the obsession with finding an exploiting another's weakness?


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