Learning leadership in a culture of sharing
What is the role of learning leadership in a culture of sharing and Infinite Learning © possibilities?
On one hand, we have the wish for strategic measurement, development, implementation and evaluation of controlled learning initiatives. On the other, we seek to encourage pro-active employee-led knowledge sharing and self-learning. Where do learning people draw the line between directive top-down action, closely controlled to ensure business competence… and full delegation of the learning business to its customers and 21st century end-users? If Blanchard and Hersey are still right and we assume that our people are committed and competent to learn, then surely we must give away control?
But how can we do that and still keep things moving in the right direction? Are learning managers morphing into learning ambassadors? Will the role become obsolete, replaced by a whole community of self-learning managers? At ASTD2011, we will find a smorgasbord of best (and new) learning practices, tools and ideas. What interests me is who is going to make them happen and on what terms?
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