For example, let’s take Paint by Numbers art. Sure you can follow the numbers, but do you have the right resources (e.g. brush, paint, color, easel) and skills (e.g. economy of brush stroke, optical mixing, patience, perseverance, etc…) to complete a meaningful piece of work?
Same goes for the LMC. Does the learning leader have the right resources (e.g. systems, tools, headcount) AND skills (e.g selling, persuasion, presentation) to execute? And how does one determine whether they have them? The good news is the process of working through the LMC and subsequent dialogue with stakeholders exposes the gaps in resources and skills that derail most learning ecosystems or projects. If you don’t know about resource and skill gaps, then you can’t address them.
Soft skills of leaders working through the model and interactions with stakeholders is most often the biggest difference in success or failure.. This includes asking provocative questions, presenting the right information to the right people, and connecting solutions to business impact just to name a few.
Models are good ways to bring together solutions, but it is the soft skills used working through the models that make the difference!