Description - Optimizing the Power of Action Learning by Michael J. Marquardt
From Saudi Arabia to Singapore, Sweden to South Africa, global leaders as diverse as Shell, Deutsche Bank, GE, and Sony share one powerful secret: they have created thousands of new products and services, improved service quality, and made fundamental changes to their organizations' cultures by unleashing the power of action learning. For over a decade, world-renown consultant, educator, and award-winning author Michael Marquardt has been helping organizations and world governments revolutionize the way they solve problems, build effective teams, develop leaders, and transform themselves into learning organizations. Now he calls on his pioneering experiences and the fundamentals first introduced in his bestseller Action Learning in Action to deliver the next generation tools and techniques to make action learning successful each and every time, in any organization. With over 20 best practices examples, checklists, and other hands-on guidance, Optimizing the Power of Action Learning puts the 'action' in action learning by focusing on the six essential components that make action learning work: the problem, group diversity, a reflective inquiry process, action strategies, a commitmen
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Author Biography - Michael J. Marquardt
Michael J. Marquardt, Ed.D., an internationally noted educator and consultant, is professor of HRD and Program Director of Overseas Programs at The George Washington University, president of Global Learning Associates, and director of the Global Institute of Action Learning. Author of 15 books including Building the Learning Organization, Action Learning in Action, and Global Teams, he is the recipient of ASTD's International Practitioner of the Year Award and an honorary Ph.D. from The International Management Centre at Oxford, England for his work and writings in the field of action learning.