Last Week's Definition:
A learning agenda aids in the betterment of effective leadership and perhaps, a better you. I believe whether short or long term changes, you must take the necessary step steps to achieving the goals for you and your organization. In this week's reading it is stated, "A learning agenda, however, focuses on the possibility of change that will eventually lead to better performance at work (and probably more contentment in life in general)" (Goleman, Boyatzis, and McKee, p.141).
This Week's Definition:
When you are in the learning process, it may be best to learn from others. In this week's reading, it talked about the online learning environment. According to Paloff and Pratt, "By learning together in a community, students have the opportunity to extend and deepen their learning experience, test out new ideas by sharing them with a supportive group, and receive critical and constructive feedback." This approach seems very fool prove and highly effective. This method goes well with creating a learning agenda as well. It helps to know what is working and what is not. Then, again, formulate a plan to get to where you need to be. So, my definition this week not only stay the same but it also changed a litte!
I have to say that I learn a lot from others-professors, co-workers, peers, etc. I have also learned on my own. Learning on your own you get to the same goals, however, the road is longer. I have found it to be extremely effective by taking bits and pieces of what I have learned from others, and make it my own. This was a fun read. The online learning community perspective is eye opening. My only concern is, I think there is a loss in credibility, as far as leadership goes, when most of your ideas and goals are not your own. So, for myself, I try to have a good balance of others ideas and my own.
Palloff, R. M., & Pratt, K. (2005). Learning together in community: Collaboration online. Paper presented at the 20th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning, Retrieved from http://www.uwex.edu/disted/conference/Resource_library/proceedings/04_1127.pdf