Action Learning for Managers

Author: Mike Pedler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351960946
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Action Learning for Managers is a clear, concise and straightforward guide to this well-established approach to problem solving and learning in groups that enables change in individuals, teams, organisations and systems. Through action learning people develop themselves and build the relationships that are the key to improving operations and bringing about innovations. With questionnaires, checklists, examples and practical advice, this little book includes everything you need to get started. Action learning is essentially a simple idea but one that requires thought, commitment and care to put into practice.

Action Learning im Management Development

Author: Bernhard Hauser
Publisher: Rainer Hampp Verlag
ISBN: 3866182384
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Action Learning ist eine hoch wirksame Methode des Erfahrungslernens in Organisationen. Führungskräfte nutzen bei diesem Vorgehen das eigene Unternehmen gleichzeitig zur Entwicklung ihrer Führungskompetenz und zur Verbesserung des Geschäftsbetriebs. In funktions- und standortübergreifenden Teams arbeiten die Führungskräfte an Projekten und reflektieren begleitend den Lernprozess. Action Learning ist geprägt von der Überzeugung, dass man am besten anhand einer konkreten Herausforderung lernt. Dies ermöglicht einen spezifischen Doppeleffekt: Die Persönlichkeit entwickelt sich und das Ergebnis wird besser. Gegenstand der vorliegenden Studie ist Action Learning zur Entwicklung von Führungskräften. Dazu werden Action-Learning-Programme von drei verschiedenen Unternehmen untersucht. Die Unternehmen entstammen unterschiedlichen Branchen (Logistik, Elektronik und Energieversorgung), in denen sie jeweils Key Player sind. Die Fragestellung lautet: Welchen Einfluss hat das Design eines Action-Learning-Programms auf die beiden Zielrichtungen – Entwicklung von Führungskompetenz und unmittelbarer Nutzen für das Geschäft? Der Autor entwickelt ein detailliertes Set von Kriterien für Action Learning, die aus Theorie und Unternehmenspraxis abgeleitet sind. Die Kriterien werden als Checkliste genutzt, um die Action-Learning-Programme zu vergleichen. Dies ermöglicht Aussagen, welcher Nutzen mit welchen Merkmalen eines Programms einhergeht. Der Leser erhält so konkrete Empfehlungen für die Gestaltung von Action Learning zur Entwicklung von Führungskräften. Durch Action Learning bilden sich im Unternehmen Communities, die als vernetzte Lernlandschaft in Zeiten raschen Wandels Orientierung und Perspektive geben.

Action Learning in Practice

Author: Mike Pedler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317185773
Format: PDF
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Previous editions of Action Learning in Practice established this authoritative overview of action learning around the world. Over the last decade the move towards action-based organizational learning and development has accelerated, and action learning is now an established part of the education and development mainstream in large and small organizations. Fully revised and updated, this fourth edition covers the origins of action learning with Reg Revans' ideas, and looks at their development and application today. Action learning is self-directed learning through tackling business and work problems with the support of peers and colleagues. A professional and diverse workforce, attracted, influenced and developed in this way is more able to deal effectively with the growing complexity and pressures of working life. As the limits of conventional training and development become more obvious, leaders are increasingly attracted to action-based approaches to learning when seeking better outcomes and returns on investment.

Action Learning at Work

Author: Alan Mumford
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780566078903
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this book Professor Mumford, himself a leading exponent of Action Learning, has brought together more than 34 articles and papers on the subject from a variety of sources. They reflect the experience not only of those responsible for AL programmes but also of learners and client organizations. A wide range of issues is addressed, from underlying philosophy to evaluation, from the learning process itself to ways of integrating the 'P' and the 'Q' of Revans' famous equation.

A Manager s Guide To Leadership

Author: Mike Pedler
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0077133277
Format: PDF, Docs
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This accessible guide to leadership encourages the reader to proactively develop themselves, their colleagues and their organisation.

Action Learning

Author: Beaty, Liz (Head, Staff Development Unit, University of Coventry)
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135381224
Format: PDF, ePub
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Action learning is a method of learning that takes place in a group - of colleagues or students. It is widely used in a wide number of educational fields, particularly where learning in groups is appropriate. Action learning is established in both higher education and in professional learning and training situations. First published in 1995, this is a guide to using action learning techniques successfully.;Written by two leading figures in the field, this revised edition retains the same practical guidebook approach to how action learning works. Key points include being a facilitator of action learning, and running workshops for a variety of situations, including higher education, organizational change and professional development.

Effective Change Management Using Action Learning and Action Research

Author: Shankar Sankaran
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781875855551
Format: PDF, Docs
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Textbook explaining the relevant concepts, frameworks and processes involved in action research and action learning, as it relates to managing change in business, education, and social and cross-cultural contexts. Includes contributor notes and case studies.

Managers Learning in Action

Author: David Coghlan
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415323053
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Rather than offering either a purely practical or theoretical context, this text is written by a team of managers and academics, combining theory and practice to create a holistic, and above all realistic, exploration of learning at work, including real life examples of management challenges. Whether rescuing an ailing organization or managing inter-organization relations, managing change or managing human resources, many of today's crucial management challenges are addressed. Covering a range of sectors, the organizations studied include those in: hi-tech manufacturing engineering telecommunications healthcare transport government agencies. Contributors are drawn from three well-established academic programmes: the Irish Management Institute/ University of Dublin Masters in Management Practice; the US Benedictine University PhD in Organizational Development and the Henley Management College DBA, and the volume is edited by the academic directors of these programmes. By offering these managers' own reflections on their experiences in the context of relevant management theory, this text provides an important and innovative contribution for those studying organizations as well as for those managers who are currently learning and developing at work.

Action Learning

Author: Y. Boshyk
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230250734
Format: PDF, Docs
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The first of a two volume set that fully explore the roots of action learning and the legacy of its principal pioneer, Reg Revans. Rather than prescribe one approach to action learning, it shows alternative approaches to fit different contexts, including classic action learning, action reflection learning and business driven action learning.

ABC of Action Learning

Author: Reg Revans
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409460681
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Reg Revans based his theories of Action Learning on 30 years of work and observation. This revised and updated reissue of the definitive text, ABC of Action Learning, is a clear, easily-read primer for anyone wishing to learn about and apply his methods. It offers a succinct, practical guide to integrating action learning into every-day situations, and enhancing the practical and managerial skills of the workforce.