Brian Hinken

Brian Hinken

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Learning and organizational development practitioner, facilitator, and leader with extensive experience in the realms of talent, leadership, program, and organizational development. Skilled producer of results through the practical application of individual, team, and organizational learning and growth strategies. Trusted advisor, thought leader, coach, and change agent. Accomplished internal consultant, trainer, facilitator, and communicator. Expert and presenter in the field of Organizational Learning; Author of the book, The Learner’s Path: Practices for Recovering Knowers.

My passion is to be a catalyst for insight, growth, and the practical application of knowledge – at both the individual and organization levels. I do this best through facilitative leadership, excellent thought partnership, and integrative program design.

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How Learning Works

Recently, I had a long conversation with my fifteen-year-old daughter, Elise, about why she had to learn algebra. I had helped her with a …

The Learner’s Path

In my previous article, Confessions of a Recovering Knower(The Systems Thinker Vol. 16, No. 7), I described my journey from being a knower to …

Confessions of a Recovering Knower

Hi, my name is Brian and I am a recovering knower. But for the grace of God, and the disciplines of organizational learning, I …

Working in High-Leverage Zones with the Double-Loop Learning Matrix

T he Double-Loop Learning Matrix (adapted from the work of John J. Shibley) is a tool that teams can use for uncovering and articulating …

Operationalizing Systems Thinking on One Page

It is always a thrill to gain new insights after applying systems thinking to a problem situation. Imagine a team that is exhilarated from …

Will Obama Walk the Learner’s Path?

These lines, from three American presidential inaugural addresses, are arguably the most famous from the 56 such speeches given since 1789. At the start …

Moving from Knower to Learner

Contrary to popular opinion, learning is not the process of merely accumulating more information. You have “learned” something only when you can produce a …