HPT Video Weekend Matinee: Shank 2019

The HPT Video Weekend Matinee series is intended to introduce you to the library, with over 100 videos, in the hopes that you’ll share them further into your professional networks, as you see appropriate. And if you have videos to share with us, please forward them to the site administrators.

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Explaining Complicated Ideas

What if you want to explain something that many people find too complicated to figure out—something having to do with math, maybe?

Check out the website, 3blue1brown, and the associated YouTube channel for various excellent presentations. It’s unusual to see text, visuals, and audio blended in such excellent, easy-to-understand videos.

Something that’s currently timely is this video on Exponential Growth and Epidemics.

See the website for information about how Grant Sanderson makes these videos, and see if there are some presentation principles that you might adopt to explain complicated concepts, whether they’re about math or something else.

HPT Video Weekend Matinee: Rosenberg 2008

The HPT Video Weekend Matinee series is intended to introduce you to the library, with over 100 videos, in the hopes that you’ll share them further into your professional networks, as you see appropriate. And if you have videos to share with us, please forward them to the site administrators.

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Video Peter Senge: “Systems Thinking for a Better World” – Aalto Systems Forum 2014

Peter Senge’s keynote speech “Systems Thinking for a Better World” at the 30th Anniversary Seminar of the Systems Analysis Laboratory “Being Better in the World of Systems” at Aalto University, 20 November 2014.

Peter Senge is a Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Sustainability at the MIT. He is the founding chair of the Society for Organizational Learning (SoL) and the author of the widely acclaimed book, The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of The Learning Organization.

The Journal of Business Strategy (September/October 1999) named Senge one of the 24 people who has had the greatest influence on business strategy over the last 100 years.

This video is just over 1 hour in length.

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Measuring Culture According to Mark Graham Brown

Background

Mark Graham Brown describes himself as a veteran consultant, but that might be an understatement! Not only does Brown consults, but he has also published multiple books including several about the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

Being an authority on the Baldrige Award, it is no wonder that Brown challenges organizations to clarify their culture.

According to Brown, few effectively measure and manage their culture. A clear indicator of this is how organizations describe their values in generic terms.

In his four-page article, Brown describes the first step to measuring culture:

The first step in measuring your culture is to make sure that people understand what your values are, which means that they can easily recognize behavior and decisions that are inconsistent or consistent with the values.

Brown provides positive and clear examples of organizational values:

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Brown then profiles a positive model company, Purina. Next, he describes useless culture metrics (measuring attendance to culture training, asking employees about values in surveys, and counting communications related to values and culture).

Brown argues that organizations need a culture index:

…you need to construct an index, like your FICO score that allows leaders to look at a single gauge to measure culture and drill into details if the gauge shows yellow or red performance.

He concludes with some comments about making the culture gauge move.

Link

Although this article was originally published through Business Finance, you can view the PDF through HTP Treasures: https://hpttreasures.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/mgb-how-to-measure-a-companys-most-elusive-element-culture.pdf

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HPT Video Weekend Matinee: Carelton 2011

The HPT Video Weekend Matinee series is intended to introduce you to the library, with over 100 videos, in the hopes that you’ll share them further into your professional networks, as you see appropriate. And if you have videos to share with us, please forward them to the site administrators.

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Mager – Learning objectives… Conditions, Performance, Criterion…

From Donald Clark – Plan B

Robert Mager in Life in the Pinball Machine: Careening from There to Here describes his life as being bounced from one thing to another. But he is most famous for his book Preparing Instructional Objectives in 1975 (first edition 1962). It was an attempt to bring some rigour to the often woolly world of education and training by making learning professionals start with clear goals. It essentially says, start with the end point and work backwards.

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Additionally, his Criterion Referenced Instruction (CRI), an extension of Gagne’s method of instruction, is a method for the design and delivery of training. His aim was to produce a more rigorous and precise approach to the design of learning experiences based on competences and assessment that relate to defined learning or performance objectives.

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For the rest of Donald’s Blog Post – please go here.

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