Teaching Smart People How to Learn has 93 ratings and 9 reviews. Karla said: First, most people define learning too narrowly as mere ‘problem solving,’. Summary. “Teaching Smart People How to Learn” by Chris Argyris. First published in the Harvard Business Review, May-June , pp Reprinted in. Manageris recommande l’article Teaching Smart People How to Learn, Harvard Business Review,

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Carla rated it liked it Sep 26, Tricia rated it learh it Aug 25, Laura Friesenborg rated it it was amazing May 19, I’d still like to learn more about dealing with smart people in educational settings, but this text did not get me there.

Though short, the essay is somewhat repetitive. Teaching Smart People How to Learn 3. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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So in that tl, we all need to read this and take a long, hard look in the mirror. He then turned his attention to ways of changing organizations, especially the behavior of executives at the upper levels of organization. Or to admit that they don’t know. The hit comes from the fact that the example dysfunctional organization are consultants themselves. Trivia About Teaching Smart Pe This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.


In Teaching Smart People How to LearnChris Argyris sheds light on the cris that Why are your smartest and most successful employees often the worst learners?

The focus is on professional’s attitudes towards learning, using the example of management consultants.

Nikita rated it liked it Sep 07, My last challenge here is this: The methods to address this is not discussed in a concrete manner. Hannes Eder rated it really liked it Mar 04, Magnus Siverbrant rated it really liked it Jun 05, An interesting read about why the smarter people find it difficult to learn.

Learn how your comment data is processed. And really, this text is more about how to get your employees to stop being defensive, renamed so that managers would feel okay about reading it at work, I imagine.

Change has to start at the top because otherwise defensive senior managers are likely to disown any transformation in reasoning patterns coming from below.

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Adam rated it it was ok May 06, The result is an unstable situation where senior managers still believe that it is a sign of caring and sensitivity to bypass and cover up difficult issues, while their subordinates see the very same actions as defensive. The HBR Classics series now offers you the opportunity to make these seminal pieces a part of your permanent management library.

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A couple of key points jumped out at me. Olof rated it it was amazing Jan 19, Second order thinking This book is about a single idea of why highly educated executives don’t consider their own roles in underperformance while they adopt defensive attitudes and blame the external environment.

Though the term cognitive dissonance is not used, it is well explained by examples. But they did so only through hard introspection and challenging their only assumptions about themselves, their organizations, and their leadership style.

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