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8 Overall

9 Applicability

7 Innovation

8 Style


Professor Edward D. Hess offers a clear, methodical synthesis of current research. If you are familiar with the fields of learning and thinking, or with learning organizations, you’ll recognize much of this intelligently compiled content. However, you’ll still learn from reading Hess’s clear, methodical overview, which works as a manual for applying today’s research to yourself and your firm. While focusing on core concepts and tools, Hess also offers usefully honest accounts of his personal experiences and the transformations people go through to become better learners. His case studies are fascinating. getAbstract recommends Hess’s work to teachers, managers, innovators and anyone interested in learning organizations.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why learning matters,
  • What methods you can use to learn better, and
  • What characterizes learning organizations and how you can establish one.

About the Author

Edward D. Hess, the Batten executive-in-residence at the University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business, also wrote Smart Growth and 10 other books.



Creating a “High-Performance Learning Organization”
Excellence and innovation require constant learning as an individual and as part of a learning organization. Peter M. Senge’s The Fifth Discipline popularized learning organizations in 1990. Since then, “the science of learning...

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    Warren Herrero 2 years ago
    great book and worth sharing to my leaders... Its good to pause and be rational over our erratic or critical decisions...
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    PRAMOD SETHI 2 years ago
    How very apprporate to a learning organization. The title is so relevant!!
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    Rickey Brown 2 years ago
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    Nikki Moyandana 2 years ago
    This is a very good book
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    HARVISON MALDONADO 2 years ago
    Wish the audio would be equal to the text, its only small changes with no modification in the over all meaning, but its upsetting tho.
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    Moon Schönbächler 2 years ago

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