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Learning becomes a community-wide idea at DaVita where each team member creates his personal credo and determines what’s important to him. Learning Executives Briefing spoke with the leader of learning efforts at DaVita, Steve Priest. The company’s efforts extend to 43 states and the District of Columbia, and its teammates care for approximately 117,000 patients.
Mark Miller, a business leader, bestselling author, and communicator, began writing about a decade ago. He teamed up with Ken Blanchard, co-author of The One Minute Manager, to write The Secret: What Great Leaders Know and Do. Today, almost 400,000 copies of The Secret are in print, and it has been translated into more than 20 languages.
Convincing upper management to use simulation-based learning is part of the battle. It’s understandable for senior executives to be dubious about the new era of 3-D games and immersive worlds now making their entrance onto the corporate learning stage. Although ubiquitous within Generation Y as an entertainment option, 3-D games and virtual universes like Second Life are being utilized by a relative handful of organizations as learning tools.