Courageous Training

Bold Actions for Business Results

Timothy P. Mooney (Author) | Robert O. Brinkerhoff (Author)

Publication date: 06/16/2008

Courageous Training
All too often—maybe even most of the time—training doesn't stick. But Tim Mooney and Robert Brinkerhoff have discovered that some iconoclastic trainers achieve breakthrough results by having the courage to break away from the usual approaches and identify what really works. In simple and engaging language they lay out the Four Pillars of Courageous Training, illustrating each with real-life examples that highlight specific concepts, methods, and tools, and include four case studies that demonstrate the mind-set needed to truly transform training and produce dramatic—and measurable—business results.

·  Shows how training can be made far more effective if trainers adopt a more courageous mindset

·  Offers tools and techniques to execute this new mindset

·  Includes four in-depth case studies showing the results achieved through Courageous Training techniques

Dozens of books have been written about how to do training more effectively, with more impact, and so on. Yet despite all that well-meaning advice, of the $70 billion spent on training in the U. S., only 12-15 percent actually gets applied in ways that contribute tangible value to organizations.

But Tim Mooney and Robert Brinkerhoff have discovered that some iconoclastic trainers achieve breakthrough results by having the courage to break away from the usual approaches and identify what is really needed and what really works. Studying why these bold training leaders were so successful implementing Brinkerhoff and Mooney’s High Impact Learning tools and methods led them to distill the principles and practices outlined in Courageous Training.

Mooney and Brinkerhoff lay out the Four Pillars of Courageous Training, illustrating each with real-life examples that highlight specific concepts, methods, and tools. Going deeper, they delve into the mindset needed to truly transform training, which they summarize in the Courageous Training Code. And they present four in-depth case studies, written by training leaders in major organizations, showing the audacious actions these leaders took to produce dramatic—and measurable—business results.

 

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All too often—maybe even most of the time—training doesn't stick. But Tim Mooney and Robert Brinkerhoff have discovered that some iconoclastic trainers achieve breakthrough results by having the courage to break away from the usual approaches and identify what really works. In simple and engaging language they lay out the Four Pillars of Courageous Training, illustrating each with real-life examples that highlight specific concepts, methods, and tools, and include four case studies that demonstrate the mind-set needed to truly transform training and produce dramatic—and measurable—business results.

·  Shows how training can be made far more effective if trainers adopt a more courageous mindset

·  Offers tools and techniques to execute this new mindset

·  Includes four in-depth case studies showing the results achieved through Courageous Training techniques

Dozens of books have been written about how to do training more effectively, with more impact, and so on. Yet despite all that well-meaning advice, of the $70 billion spent on training in the U. S., only 12-15 percent actually gets applied in ways that contribute tangible value to organizations.

But Tim Mooney and Robert Brinkerhoff have discovered that some iconoclastic trainers achieve breakthrough results by having the courage to break away from the usual approaches and identify what is really needed and what really works. Studying why these bold training leaders were so successful implementing Brinkerhoff and Mooney’s High Impact Learning tools and methods led them to distill the principles and practices outlined in Courageous Training.

Mooney and Brinkerhoff lay out the Four Pillars of Courageous Training, illustrating each with real-life examples that highlight specific concepts, methods, and tools. Going deeper, they delve into the mindset needed to truly transform training, which they summarize in the Courageous Training Code. And they present four in-depth case studies, written by training leaders in major organizations, showing the audacious actions these leaders took to produce dramatic—and measurable—business results.

 

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