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AAL Newsletter

Putting Lifelong Learning on the CEO Agenda

by Amy Edmonson and Bror Saxberg, McKinsey Quarterly, September, 2017

Continuous learning must be a corporate priority, write a Harvard Business School professor and learning engineer at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. They explain the task for leaders is "upgrading your employees' skills and mastering the collaboration, empathy, and meaning making that will help your organization thrive."

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Leveraging Diversity: Transcending Labels for Breakthrough Results

by Nate Regier, SmartBrief/Leadership, September 7, 2017

Different perspectives are assets that can make businesses better when they are thought of as something to embrace and leverage, Nate Regier argues. He says other approaches to diversity "inadvertently reinforce the very problem we are trying to eliminate.

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Chairing and Conducting Effective Meetings

by N. Karl Haden, Ph.D., AAL White Paper, September 1, 2017

AAL's President shares advice on conducting effective meetings in this white paper. Whether you are seasoned at chairing meetings or are new to the experience, following his tips will make meetings more effective—for you and others.

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Why You Should Be Asking for Trouble

by Scott Mabry, Soul2Work, September 6, 2017

Invite your reports to tell you about problems early, says Scott Mabry. "Bring learning and accountability together so that the focus is on prevention and solutions rather than blame and consequences," he writes.

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How to Recognize Strategic Errors in Your Business

by Hugh Latif, The Globe and Mail, September 5, 2017

On strategic planning: Do you know how to recognize a strategic error versus a tactical or operational error? Hugh Latif explains that recognizing (and correcting) strategic errors is particularly important, because they require a rethink of the organization's strategic plan.

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Coaching Is More Than Asking Questions

by Mary Jo Asmus, September 5, 2017

Mary Jo Asmus tells leaders how to be better at coaching. "You must trust the coaching process and know that when you give someone your full presence, ask open-ended questions, and listen intently, magic can happen," she writes.

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The World Champion of Public Speaking Says You Should Ask Yourself Three Questions Before Giving Any Presentation

by Richard Feloni, Business Insider, August 31, 2017

Are you presenting at an upcoming meeting? Toastmasters International's 2017 champion of public speaking talks to Business Insider and explains three questions he asked himself before writing his winning speech that you should ask yourself before you prepare any presentations.

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