“If you read about learning at work, you may come across “70-20-10.”

70% of learning comes from experience.  20% from other people.  And, 10% from formal training and coursework.  Or so they say.

70-20-10 is likely more an aphorism than a fact of math. That said, its intuitive appeal aligns with academic discussion of deliberate practice as a prerequisite to expertise.  (AKA the 10,000 Hour Rule.)

We expect training to change minds, and behaviors.  That’s a heavy lift.

You probably know from experience that training isn’t a silver bullet.

Every MBA is not a good people manager.  QED.

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Thus begins Issue #27 of my newsletter, which also includes the rebooted/re-edited audio of my conversation with diversity and inclusion expert Juliette Austin, of FrankEvans Consulting, and the rest of this article.

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As noted late last year, I’m largely redirecting my blogging energy to my newsletter, Anne Libby On #Management.  Which I’m also evolving.  For one thing, I’ve soft-launched a supporting membership.  This month, paying members will receive an extended reading list for Issue #27.

(September, 2018 update:  my (free) newsletter, and supporting membership are both available in my spot over on Substack.)

Photo: Exercise „Ziema” in Ādaži Training Area, 2017, by Kārlis Dambrāns under CC BY 2.0 license via Flickr.