In the book Primal Leadership - Daniel Goleman introduces us to "The Honeymoon Effect"
“…. the all-too familiar honeymoon effect of most training, where an immediate improvement fades almost entirely within three to six months. The familiar cycle goes something like this: A person leaves the program enthusiastic and committed to improving. But, back in the office, dozens of e-mails, letters, and calls await him. The boss and a subordinate have each called with an emergency, and hi is sucked into the swamp of demands. All of the new learning slips away as old, knee-jerk responses take over.”
Goleman goes on to explain that part of this challenge (without getting too technical - that's the authors job) is due to the way our brains are structured. The kinds of learning we are trying to foster come down to creating ingrained habits - as opposed to surface learning, like cramming for an exam.
How might we inspire the kind of learning that does not fall off - but sticks with us and spurs action to continuously learn more? HMW ingrain those habits instead of allowing the learning to go the way of the honeymoon?