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Want to Promote Learning?

Want to Promote Learning?

This excerpt says it well:


To promote learning and nurture a growth mindset, you need to create a climate of inquiry and openness, of patience, and of encouragement. Studies of top performers strongly suggest that people require a supportive environment in order to become the best they can be.

Researchers have found, in fact, that when there are high-quality relationships at work, people engage in more of the behaviors that lead to learning.

These relationships are characterized by positive regard for others and a sense of mutuality and trust. In order to create positive relationships like this, you need to offer encouraging words when people try something new, be patient and understanding when they get off track, and offer helpful suggestions as they try to learn and bounce back from mistakes.

Kouzes, James M.; Posner, Barry Z. (2012-06-19). The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations (J-B Leadership Challenge: Kouzes/Posner) (pp. 203-204). Wiley. Kindle Edition. 

Mary is a business and leadership consultant who works with organizations to establish a culture of synergistic teams, systems and processes for greater employee engagement, employee loyalty, and communication effectiveness. She trains leaders to maximize leadership competencies, develop greater agility, achieve and sustain leadership influence.

Mary is President and Cofounder of the Center for Coaching Excellence, a distinctive training organization that focuses on developing highly competent coaches through a mentor-training approach and a training model of coaching that easily transitions into professional and personal conversations. Mary continues to expanded coaching into diverse industries by developing customized coach training used in companies such as ExxonMobil, Chevron, and MJ Senior Housing.