The Explanation Age by Dr. John Lewis Ed.D.

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Completely Updated and Revised

This third edition of The Explanation Age contains 75 new pages and provides “an inspiring visualization of the new learning organization.” The Explanation Age is where business psychology catches up to the knowledge economy. This is where models based on “sense-making” replace business process models based on “box-checking.” And this is how organizations produce thought leaders, not just experts.

You can master the “language” of thought-leadership!
• Learn the real difference between experts and thought leaders
• Learn how to develop an organization of thought leaders
• Learn how the 6 modes of the mind are misaligned with current change models
• Learn how better explanations lead to better decisions
• Learn the 8 reasons behind every explanation
• Learn the “language” of collaborative decision making

The current organizational practices are broken at the “model level,” affecting organizational learning, inventiveness, productivity, and transparency in decision making. A “true” learning organization operates from learning models, not manufacturing models. If you have tried Six Sigma in business and instinctively knew that this factory-driven method was wrong for the knowledge economy—then you are ready for the Explanation Age. If you have wanted to replace Bloom’s Taxonomy in education, but haven’t found the right model—then you are ready for the Explanation Age. And if you are someone who never stopped asking “why”—then you are ready for the Explanation Age. This book represents a culmination of more than two decades of research into the models that drive learning, decision-making, and performance improvement. This “third edition” includes additional business examples, and provides more detailed explanations. The Explanation Age is truly a must-read for innovative leaders, decision-makers, and reformers in business, education, and policy-making.

 

About Dr. John Lewis Ed.D.

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John Lewis, Ed.D. has a doctoral degree from the University of Southern California in educational psychology, with a dissertation focus on mental models and problem-solving. Combined with over 25 years of experience in knowledge management and performance improvement, the author addresses the core issues facing today's organizations. He coined the phrase "what gets modeled gets measured" to accompany the popular phrase "what gets measured gets done," to place our focus on the "model level" of our successes and failures. Here the author shares his experience in using better models to address organizational learning, inventiveness, productivity, and transparency in decision making.
 
Published April 10, 2013 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 324 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Science & Math.

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