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Learning Organizations

Key to Employee Motivation & Innovation

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Interested in turning your organization into a learning organization? This book introduces you to Peter Senge’s learning organizations model and describes how to implement its five disciplines.
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Learning organizations are businesses that encourage adaptative and generative learning, so employees are motivated to learn new skills and think outside the box to solve problems. Author Peter Senge first popularized the term “learning organizations” in his book The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization during the 1990s. This book helps you create a learning environment in your organization. This book describes learning organizations, provides examples of creating a learning environment in your organization, and explores how to empower employees to be continual learners.

About the Author

Dr. John J. Liptak is an internationally-recognized author with thirty years of work experience providing counseling. He has authored over 100 workbooks with Ester Leutenberg, 31 career assessment instruments, and ten books. John earned an Ed.D. in Counselor Education from Virginia Tech. He lives in Radford, Virginia, in the United States and is President of the Center for Career Assessment, Inc. John has written eleven books for Bookboon.

  • About the Author
  • Preface
  1. What is a learning organization?
    1. Introduction
    2. Benefits of a learning organization
    3. Leading the learning organization
    4. Senge’s five disciplines of a learning organization
    5. Conclusion
  2. Build a shared vision
    1. Introduction
    2. Conceptualizing a shared vision
    3. Building a shared vision
    4. Problems to observe
    5. Conclusion
  3. Employ systems thinking
    1. Introduction
    2. What is a system?
    3. How systems work
    4. Questions to ask
    5. The 11 laws
    6. Conclusion
  4. Challenge mental models
    1. Introduction
    2. Mental model examples
    3. Rushing the process
    4. Challenge mental models
    5. What can organizations do?
    6. Skills employees need to develop
    7. Conclusion
  5. Enhance team learning
    1. Introduction
    2. Learning styles
    3. How do teams learn?
    4. Conclusion
  6. Encourage personal mastery
    1. Introduction
    2. Facts about personal mastery
    3. Elements of personal mastery
    4. Tips for developing personal mastery
    5. Conclusion
  7. References

About the Author

Dr. John Liptak

Dr. John J. Liptak is a self-help author and one of the most prolific non-fiction writers in the world. He started writing while in college and now writes consistently for seven publishers around the globe. His Doctoral Dissertation was the development of an assessment (the Career Exploration Inventory) that measures work and leisure interests throughout the lifespan. He went on to create 35 more assessments that have been published and distributed worldwide. John has also written ten non-fiction, self-help books including Lifeskills IQ Test, Career Quizzes, Entrepreneurship Quizzes, College Major Quizzes, 2012: Catalyst for Your Spiritual Awakening, Treatment Planning in Career Counseling, and The Stress Management Program.   In addition, John wrote (along with Ester Leutenberg) over 100 self-help workbooks that are being used in corporations, schools, and mental health centers.

John offers practical solutions that assist people in fostering their full potential through the development of effective soft skills. John’s passion and enthusiasm have made him a sought-after speaker and trainer. John has presented at both national and international conferences on a variety of topics, including social and emotional intelligence, resilience, stress management, and communication skills. Being an industry expert on critical “soft skills” in the workplace, John has provided training in many countries, including Romania, China, Jamaica, and Scotland.  

John’s latest work has also been receiving a lot of attention from television and radio stations. He has appeared on many radio and television shows including MSNBC, CNN Radio, and appeared as a hidden talents career coach on the syndicated television show titled "Success Without a College Degree."

John is the President of CCA, Inc. CCA is a research and development firm that works with some of the world's largest publishers of self-help assessments, books, workbooks, and card sets. CCA accounts for more than one million dollars of sales of self-help materials annually. John earned a Doctor of Education degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from Virginia Tech. Prior to starting his own business, John provided counseling and career counseling services for offenders and ex-offenders, mental health clients, job seekers, and college students.