Developing helpful mental models is critical for learning and performing effectively at work.
We decided to talk with learning strategist Arun Pradhan to learn more about it and to learn more about his new website, ModelThinkers.com.
The video’s immediately below–enjoy it. And we’ve provided links to some helpful resources below the video as well.
As always, thank to Arun.
Remember we’ve got links to more resources below.
Here are some related links that came up in the discussion:
- Our previous interview with Arun about Lifelong Learning and Learning to Learn
- Our previous interview with Arun about Facilitating Change
- Arun’s now-free Learn2Learn app
- Our article on Design Thinking for Learning Design (and More)
- More from Arun on Design Thinking for Learning Innovation
- Peter Senge’s book The Fifth Discipline
- Learning Organizations
- Complexity at Work
- T-Shaped Workers/Skills
- Mental Models LatticeWork
- Charlie Munger
- Cognitive Psychology (and How People Learn)
- Behavioral Economics, including people like Dan Ariely, Daniel Pink, and Daniel Kahneman (also, check out Arun’s slideshare on Nudge & Sludge)
- George Box’s statement “All Models Are Wrong; Some of Them Are Useful”
- Metacognition (thinking about thinking)
- Jobs to Be Done
- Will Thalheimer’s LTEM Learning Evaluation Model
- Five Moments of Training Need
- Spaced Retrieval
- Deliberate Practice (and here too)
- 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
- Arun’s website www.arunpradhan.com
Hope you found this helpful and interesting! Be sure to brush up on your mental models.
Speaking of helpful models, feel free to download our free Mager/Pipe Problem-Analysis Flowchart Infographic, below.
Analyzing & Solving Workplace Performance Problems Flowchart
Download this free infographic, based on the famous Mager/Pipe flowchart from their book Analyzing Performance Problems, to determine the cause of workplace performance problems and then select the appropriate solution/intervention.