Once referred to as a "national treasure" by the late South African President and global leader Nelson Mandela, Michael travels around the world - as I do - speaking on the complexities of life and our accelerated rate of change in the 21st century.
It is in this non-stop, ever-changing - VUCA - global landscape that we find ourselves - people and organizations - trying to survive - and thrive.
To do so means we have to be adept and agile at changing with our environment - we must learn, unlearn, and re-learn at an increasingly rapid pace.
This concept of 'learning agility' - the ability to learn and adapt in changing contexts (Mitchinson and Morris, 2012) - is key to success in the workplace and life in general.
Learning agility in the world of the "new normal" - and its impact on how we redefine learning and performance within the workplace - is the basis of my discussion with Michael during his "In Conference" MixFM radio show, broadcasting live every week from Jo'burg.
Michael and I discuss the importance of implementing organizational learning cultures and using consistent framworks - like the ASTD Certified Professional in Learning & Performance (CPLP) credential - to guide, "upskill," and transform training and development >> to >> learning and performance.
Radical transformation of learning & performance - not changing what is, but actively creating what's new.
By equipping and empowering ourselves and others - with the right mindset, tools, and collaborative spirit - we can embrace and promote a global learning culture and together create a world that works better.