The Leader Learner Podcast

S02E15 The Learning Revolution Episode (with Lisa Davidian)

April 03, 2023 Theresa Destrebecq & Vincent Musolino Season 2 Episode 15
The Leader Learner Podcast
S02E15 The Learning Revolution Episode (with Lisa Davidian)
Show Notes

Check-In Question:

  • Do you think the internet is making people more or less social than we used to be?

Big Ideas

  • Look at the quality of connections
  • Move to virtual was an opportunity for many
  • What is remote work?  What do I do in the office? How do I cope with back-to-back calls? Do I have to watch recordings of missed meetings?
  • How do we collaborate together in this new transformation?
  • When culture does not exist, how do you create it?
  • What do we need to do to create great learning experiences where people are engaged?
  • Small bites of learning, 15-20 minutes per day
  • Community and connection to talk about your learning
  • Difference between knowledge/content and skill
  • Skill requires connecting with people and comparing your learning
  • Transferring knowledge to skill base - learning to assimilate it
  • Reading a book in community - learning more than I would alone
  • Social constructivism - people construct knowledge together
  • Change of scenery, movement, and other people support us to think
  • What can you influence yourself?
  • Shift expectations for how we attend meetings - listening or presenting
  • Trust and safe spaces to help people break the "rules"
  • Resistance to do things differently - break the boundaries
  • What keeps us in front of our screens?
  • Social price to pay for breaking the boundaries - Will people take us seriously?
  • Role-modeling is really important
  • Showcasing what learning can do for me - keeping my intellectual side
  • Not being forced to learn
  • Transparent about what learning and why - skill gaps, or curiosity
  • Taking time to learn gets me, slow down, be vulnerable
  • Craving out time for learning and development - not a one-off, part of the working week
  • Following your own curiosity creates momentum
  • Mandatory learning can create box checking
  • Learn and engage differently when forced to learn something or self-initiate
  • "I think a learn-it-all will always be better than a know-it-all in my book." -Microsoft CEO, 
  • How do organizations provide the space and the financial means to keep learning?
  • Leaders modeling learning and inviting people to learn with them
  • Learning being fun
  • Leaders helping raise the "power" standing of their employees
  • Lead by example and create positive experiences for my team
  • Short term satisfaction versus long term gains
  • The power of coaching and a learning network


You can connect with Lisa Davidian here. 

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