Adult Learning: An Overview

Adult learning is frequently spoken of by adult educators as if it were a discretely separate domain, having little connection to learning in childhood or adolescence. This chapter will examine critically this claim by exploring four major research areas (self-directed learning, critical reflection, experiential learning and learning to learn) each of which have been proposed…

Authentic Leadership

In organizations, our success as leaders is measured by the degree to which we’ve mastered the external environment and delivered results in the form of revenues, profits, new product breakthroughs, cost savings, or market share increases. After 20 years of wrestling with this question, I’ve come to this simple yet profound realization. Leadership is not…

HRD Learning Activities

HRD or Human Resource Development can best be described as a comprehensive learning system designed to enhance individual performance for the purpose of improving organizational efficiency. As such, HRD includes three types of learning activities: on the job, off the job, and through the job. On-the-job learning activities are used when individual instruction is appropriate.…