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The Importance of a Culture of Learning for Your Business

With the beginning of a new season around the corner, many of us are returning from vacation and/or becoming busier after a slower schedule over the summer months. Now it’s time, once again, to get re-focused and to consider goals and objectives.

One of the areas I advocate as critical to the success of leader and their teams is continuous learning. Ongoing learning keeps you relevant, competitive, and successful in our fast-paced and ever changing business world.

Continuous learning is the practice of constantly learning new things. Whatever it is you choose to delve into it, ongoing learning is one of the keys to unlocking potential.

Leaders are typically driven individuals and it may be self-motivation that pushes them to keep learning. Many organizations also now realize the necessity of learning opportunities for their employees and have been to develop cultures of learning.

According to Harvard Business Review, establishing a learning culture within your organization is the single best driver of business impact.

Unsurprisingly, employers such as Google, American Express, and Bridgewater Associates make learning an integral part of their talent management systems. As a Bersin report pointed out: “The single biggest driver of business impact is the strength of an organization’s learning culture.”

The article goes on to state that ‘at companies who effectively nurture their workforce’s desire to learn are at least 30% more likely to be market leaders in their industries over an extended period of time.

(source: (HBR — 4 ways to create a learning culture on your team /09/02/19)

As part of my work with business leaders and their teams, I facilitate a workshop called “Navigational Conversations” which covers the following areas:

  • Provides leaders with the skills to unlock the talents and problem-solving abilities of others
  • Too many managers are doing hands-on work themselves
  • Need to harness the untapped potential in the workplace

Participants learn:

  • Key principles that define successful coaching interactions
  • Where and when to use the tested and proven 5-step coaching model
  • The Art of Conscious Listening; The Art of the Question; The Art of Telling

The next workshop will be held October 16-17th in Calgary, Alberta. For more details and to  register, please go Business Coach Kelly Events.

Please email me at klaverty@focalpointcoaching.com or call me at 403-547-2494 if you have any questions.

Kelly Laverty

I have a passion for helping business leaders and owners achieve their full potential. With over 30 years of experience I have a proven track record of success in marketing, product management and strategic business planning and have delivered outstanding results throughout my career.