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Optimizing the Power of Action Learning: Real-Time Strategies for Developing Leaders, Building Teams and Transforming Organizations: Solving Problems and Building Leaders in Real Time
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Optimizing the Power of Action Learning: Real-Time Strategies for Developing Leaders, Building Teams and Transforming Organizations: Solving Problems and Building Leaders in Real Time [Kindle Edition]

Michael Marquardt

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'Especially noteworthy is his model of whole-leader development using real-time, real-world problems, firmly grounded in crucial components of emotional intelligence' Training Magazine 'Marquardt, expert on action learning process, details exactly how methodology works and how it can be used for important problems' Soundview Executive Book Summaries 'People with an interest in knowing details of action learning will find the answer to their prayers in this book' GetAbstract "If you like turning problems into opportunities, this book is your solution. Marquardt's action learning techniques are not just process tools, they are mental repositioning systems and diagnostic organizational barometers." - Roland K. Yeo, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior & International Business, Kuwait Maastricht Business School, and Adjunct Senior Researcher of Management, University of South Australia "To be a competent leader, continuous learning is the key contributing factor. This book shows how action learning can turn leaders from passive learners to active learners." - Dr. Florence Ho, Senior Lecturer, School of Professional Education & Executive Development, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong "As a writer and a scholar, Mike Marquardt has an uncanny ability to impart important and effective leadership strategies in a way that can be immediately acted upon by the reader. Optimizing the Power of Action Learning, 2nd Edition, is one more gem in Mike's repertoire of books, providing actionable knowledge and guidance to organizations seeking to solve complex problems." - A. Gidget Hopf, EdD, President and CEO, Goodwill of the Finger Lakes, Rochester, NY "In this era, the pressure to accelerate business outcomes, gain market share, and reduce cost is crushing. If your organization is looking to accelerate business outcomes, action learning is a powerful vehicle to make it happen. I know, because we've done it with the guidance of Dr. Marquardt." - Dr. Debra Gmelin, Corporate Director, Leadership Institute at Humana Inc. "Action and learning are crucial to sustained organizational success. Mike Marquardt knows this and his book provides proven, practical, and useful thinking tools, techniques, and examples." - Mike Stonier, Senior Manager, University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science, Johannesburg, South Africa "Marquardt's teachings have allowed Sony Music leaders to realize their greatest potential for solving problems: not by overwhelming a discussion with conflicted answers, but by asking powerful questions and reflecting on one's own leadership skills. That alone has made Optimizing the Power of Action Learning one of the most vital instruments of our leadership transformation success." - Kathy Chalmers, Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Sony Music Entertainment "A must read for anyone who wants to improve the effectiveness of people and organizations." - Doug Bryant, Director of Organizational Development, Honeywell Transportation Systems "Mike Marquardt is the key thought leader in action learning. In introducing this unique but simple process to our executive leaders, we have garnered huge benefits in problem definition and resolution, as well as in higher-level thinking and the acceleration of organizational learning." - Helen Goldson, VP Talent Management, Goodrich Corporation "As a certified action learning coach, I have found Optimizing the Power of Action Learning to be a valuable resource. The enhancements in the revised edition present practical and clear guidelines for implementing the six components of action learning in any organization. The illustrations provided in the case studies make the implementation of action learning even easier." - Dr. Jacqueline Villafane, Manager, American Red Cross, Disaster Services Leadership Development

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Dr Michael J Marquardt explores innovative ways that action learning can be applied to the corporate landscape

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 799 KB
  • Print Length: 251 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1904838332
  • Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing; 1 edition (Oct. 4 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005PXAWU0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars Helps the reader understand what IS Action Learning Jan. 25 2013
By ng choon seng - Published on
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I have been using Mike's books for my programs and projects for many years now and I must say that this second edition is the must have book if you want to know about Action Learning. It goes rather in depth to explain the various components of Action Learning as well as how Action Learning has been used in organisations. It is a great complement to Mike's other book "Leading with Questions" Would highly recommend this book.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Overview of Foundations of Action Learning! May 16 2012
By Mike Marquardt - Published on
Action Learning has evolved over the past 10 years and has now become the most powerful and efficient way of solving problems, developing leaders, building teams and transforming organizations. This book describes the six key principles of coach-based action learning as well as how action learning has been used in companies such as Microsoft, Boeing, Deutsche Bank, and Novartis.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful field book Feb. 17 2014
By Johnnyzhangyi - Published on
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I read the Chinese version and decide to buy a kindle version in English as reference. I found it is a very practical filed book, and supplementary to Michael's another book (Action Learning for Developing Leaders and Organizations). I used the 6 dimensions in design the leadership program of my organization. it is easy to understand, and the checklist is very helpful.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Complete description of the process June 14 2012
By Marco Penteado - Published on
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I am start learning this technique. This book covers not only the concepts, but explains the full process very well detailed. It reaffirms the advantage to work with group mainly when the intention is resolve problems and develop the members of the group. I considered very important to my knowledge.
4.0 out of 5 stars great overview of action learning July 7 2014
By C. Nicole Trevino - Published on
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This book is a brief way to get the basics of action learning groups down! It's quick and easy to read!

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