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May 30, 2023

You had an idea for say, a product or service. You created it and rolled it out to a small target group. It worked - a success! It’s now time to expand, to unleash it onto the world. How do you make sure it continues to be a success? This is the question John A. List sets out to answer in his book, The Voltage Effect.

In this book club episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Gemma is joined by Owen and Ross Dickie to get to grips with List’s suggestions for successful scaling.

We discussed:

  •        the avoidable errors that lead to “voltage drops”
  •         the actions that promote “voltage gains” i.e., successful scaling
  •         what these mean for L&D professionals.

In ‘What I Learned this Week’, Owen described how he set a goal and trained for the Etape Caledonia 2023. You can find out more about next year’s event here:

Ross told a story about a cunning negotiation concerning an image on Theodore Roosevelt’s campaign poster. Here’s an article about it:

Gemma was astounded to learn of the number of teeth all dogs have. She found this information on this site:

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Connect with our speakers   

If you'd like to share your thoughts on this episode, connect with our speakers on Twitter:

·        Gemma Towersey – @GemmaTowersey

·        Ross Dickie – @RossDickieMT

·        Owen Ferguson @owenferguson