Learning organisations: Knowledge about learning organisations

Leadership (b)

Like most interventions aimed at securing significant organisational improvement, organisational learning depends heavily on effective leadership. Leaders model the openness, risk-taking and reflection necessary for learning, and communicate a compelling vision of the learning organisation, providing empathy, support and personal advocacy needed to lead others towards it. They ensure that organisations and work groups have the capacity to learn, change and develop.

Leadership at all levels modelling the key principles - questions

Illustrative examples

Useful references

Use the information and questions on the cards to think about a place of work as a learning organisation.