The Learning Formula

by | Nov 22, 2021 | Leadership

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo and Conference in Orlando, FL.

At the conference I was able to catch up with many colleagues from the attractions industry. I am reminded of one particular conversation I had with a manager in this industry.

This manager was struggling with how to give a certain piece of feedback to their direct report and they asked for my advice. After asking a few more questions so I could get a better understanding of the situation, I shared a few tools that have helped make my feedback more effective. Afterward, this person expressed appreciation for how clearly and concisely I was able to articulate these tools.

Looking back, there is one reason I was able to retain this information and present it in a clear, concise way: The Learning Formula.

In today’s Your Leadership Coach video, I share what The Learning Formula is and how you can use it to retain up to 90% of the information you consume.



Game Plan

For yourself:

  • If you want to retain the information you are learning, pretend you are going to teach it to someone else. Put it into an outline. Maybe even rehearse it. Or, you can take it a step further by asking your supervisor if you can share what you’ve learned in a team meeting.


For your team:

  • When it comes to their development plans, at the end of the quarter or the end of the year, set aside time where they can share what they’ve learned with the team. This will help your team gain more knowledge but most importantly, it will help that specific team member retain what they’ve been learning.


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