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Jan 24, 2022

John talks to Stefaan van Hooydonk, Founder of the Global Curiosity Institute. Stefaan has lived, worked and studied all over the world, in a learning career spanning three decades. He has held numerous leadership roles in large companies. As Chief Learning Officer at Cognizant he was in charge of L&D for 300,000 people. Last June he published The Curiosity Manifesto: How Curiosity Helps Individuals and Workplaces Thrive.
Curiosity, he believes, is the key to an organization's success in the 20th Century. So what is L&D's role in making an organization, and its employees, more curious?
  • 03:35 Being CLO to 300k Learners
  • 07:44 3 Tips for talking to the business
  • 13:07 How does he define curiosity?
  • 23:20 Are algorithms bad for curiosity?
  • 33:36 Is curiosity rationed?
  • 41:06 How can you make a company curious?
  • 48:46 Where to find out more ...
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