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Amanda Young Hickman

Amanda Young Hickman

Recent Posts:

Making Learning Last — Increasing Leadership Development ROI

The Institute for Corporate Productivity recently completed a case study about Ford Motor Company’s Global Executive Leadership Program.

How to Foster a Culture of Leadership Development

What is a culture of leadership development? It’s a culture where leaders are intentional about leadership growth all the time, not just during year end performance reviews. It’s a culture where everyone is aware of what they are learning, as well as what they are doing. It’s a culture where feedback is offered frequently and with positive intent: the intent to help another person grow. It’s a culture where leaders visibly take the time to mentor and support the development of others.

Leading in a post-acquisition environment

CHALLENGE Our client recently closed an acquisition of a company larger in size, with largely complementary products and global operations. 

Make learning last—increasing development ROI

The Institute for Corporate Productivity recently completed a case study about Ford Motor Company’s Global Executive Leadership Program.

Why 70/20/10 learning doesn’t work as well as it could

The 70/20/10 Theory In any talent management discussion, it doesn’t take long for someone to invoke the 70-20-10 theory. 

Beyond the Lecture: Experiential Learning for Large Groups

Think learning in ballrooms is boring? Learn how to get your participants energized in a high-context experience that gets people talking and engaging in real business issues. We'll share the 4 powerful concepts for making learning high-impact for groups of 60-2000. Insight Experience's unique large-scale simulation design engages participants with a set of real world scenarios, real time results, and both team and individual feedback. Learn what caused one Fortune 100 executive to state, "Wow! This was the best learning experience I've seen in 20 years."

The Danger of GPS for Leadership

We are losing our ability to read maps. Thanks to navigation systems, Google maps, Waze and their like, most of us simply have to have a good address for our destination in order to get somewhere, anywhere in the world. We no longer have to puzzle about the best route, nor do we even have a sense of the journey ahead when we set out. We simply listen for the next immediate instruction. In many ways it’s a miracle. It opens our horizons (who knew that little lane would bring me out to this intersection?) and makes us more efficient.