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The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning: How to Turn Training and Development into Business Results, 2nd Edition

The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning: How to Turn Training and Development into Business Results, 2nd Edition
Hardcover - 384 pages - September 2010, ?2010, Pfeiffer - ISBN 9780470526521
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Whether you're an HR or OD professional or work in a training department, learn to apply the principles of follow-through management within your organization in the new edition of this bestselling resource. Incorporating new research on learning and learning transfer, along with new case studies, interviews, and tools, this edition shares guidelines, proven in practice by many Fortune 500 companies, on how to design comprehensive learning experiences in leadership and management, sales, quality, performance improvement, and professional certification. You ll discover the theories and principles underlying the approach, as well as the practical methods, tools, and roadmaps for bridging the "knowing-doing" gap.

Praise for the Second Edition of The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning:

"No other book in the last decade has been more important for the workplace learning field. The second edition is even better, incorporating new wisdom learned in the crucible of real-world practice." Will Thalheimer, Ph.D., president, Work-Learning Research, Inc.

"Simply put, this book is a critical read for anyone who wants to ensure that the time and money spent in development produces results." Teresa Roche, vice president and chief learning officer, Agilent Technologies

"The Six Disciplines brings together many of the most important principles of corporate training in an easy-to-understand, highly visual format. Readers will find this book filled with examples, models, and practical tools you can use to create high-impact learning solutions in your own organization." Josh Bersin, president and chief executive officer, Bersin & Associates

"Wick, Pollock, and Jefferson have a well-proven formula for moving learning from an academic exercise to business results. Their 6Ds offer all leaders specific and concrete things that they can do to turn learning into results." Dave Ulrich, professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, and partner, The RBL Group

"I introduced The Six Disciplines to GE's Global Learning Council and I am very glad that I did. The Six Disciplines gives us a common language and a common process that work very well in GE." Jayne Johnson, director, Global Leadership Development, General Electric

"The 6Ds model provided a powerful framework for designing high-impact learning programs that helped to shape our approach to learning and to align our learning leaders across the organization. The second edition adds insights and tools that make this edition even more relevant, practical, and valuable." Robert Sachs, Ph.D., vice president, Learning and Development, Kaiser-Permanente

"Embracing the Six Disciplines has allowed us to develop truly innovative high-impact leadership programs that have changed the trajectory of our firm." Carol Bonett, vice president, leadership development officer, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC

Table of Contents:

Introduction: The Six Ds.
D1. Define Outcomes in Business Terms.
D2. Design Complete Experience.
D3. Deliver for Application.
D4. Drive Follow-Through.
D5. Deploy Active Support.
D6. Document Results.
The Last Word.
About the Authors.

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Author Info:

Calhoun Wick is the founder and chairman of the Fort Hill Company. He is recognized nationally as a consultant, educator, and researcher on improving the performance of managers and organizations. Roy Pollock serves as chief learning officer for Fort Hill. Andrew Jefferson is president and CEO of Fort Hill. They authored the award-winning first edition of The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning as well as Getting Your Money's Worth from Training and Development.

The Fort Hill Company specializes in helping companies earn a better return on their investments in training and development. Over the past ten years, Fort Hill's 6Ds methodology and learning transfer management systems have helped many of the world's leading companies ensure that learning gets transferred and results improve. The company is based in Wilmington, Delaware.

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