Coming to #lrnchat June 6: “Positive Deviance”

“In every group there are a minority of people who find better solutions to the challenges at hand…even though they have access to exactly the same resources as the rest of the group, their uncommon practices or behaviors allow them to flourish.”—Jerry Sternin

Join us June 6 for what promises to be a lively conversation on the topic of “Positive Deviance” (PD). We’ll be talking about the things positive deviants can and have accomplished, what characteristics they share, what behaviors they display, and what we can do in the workplace to encourage and support positive deviance.

If the PD concept is new to you, there’s an aggregation of resources –including a link to the recording of Jane Bozarth’s webinar “Tips for the Positive Deviant” — at .

Questions for June 6 #lrnchat:

Q1: Do you know any PDs? What qualities/traits do they have? #lrnchat
Q2: What did they do? How do they do what they do? What behaviors have you seen? #lrnchat
Q 3 What unscripted questions could you ask in your workplace/situation? #lrnchat
Q 4 Gawande: If you count something that interests you, you will learn something interesting. What could you count? #lrnchat
Q 5 Gawande: to be PD it’s important to “write something”. Why? What? What do you learn from those who write? #lrnchat
Q6 How can we support increased PD in the workplace? What supports/constrains PD? #lrnchat

We hope to see you Thursday, June 6 at 8:30 pm ET, 5:30 pm PT. (Australia? That’s 11:30  am Friday AEST.)