Adriano Pianesi

Adriano Pianesi

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Adriano Pianesi teaches leadership at the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School and is the principal of ParticipAction Consulting, Inc. He holds a Master’s degree in Corporate Communication from the University of Milan. Pianesi is a member of the Society for Organizational Learning and the World Cafe’ community of practice, as well as a certified Action Learning coach and a passionate experiential learner/teacher.

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The Learning Construction Site: Unlearning and Rebuilding New Knowledge

I grew up and was educated in Rome, Italy. The European didactic style tends to be more theoretical and less interactive than that of …

Journey to Chaos and Back: Unlearning in Workplace Training Programs

Have you ever tried to drive on the left side of the road if you are born in a country in which one drives …

Learning Tasks: Turning a Dry Subject into an Engaging Experience

How do you teach a dry subject effectively, particularly in the workplace? In what ways can you engage your students when your content has …

“The Class of the Forking Paths”: Leadership and “Case-in-Point”

It sounds like some of you feel you’re getting no value from this class or think that we are wasting time. Some would like …

The Art of Online Hosting: From PowerPoint to Powerful

Based on our experience in hosting online events — ranging from a train-the-trainer webinar for 12 to a public forum on enlightened business practice …