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The Missing Role That Could Make a Big Difference in the Workplace
But what about those folks (and there are many) who are struggling with their performance on the job? What does one do, for instance, when their manager tells them they need to improve their time management skills or their communication style? How about those unfortunate souls who find themselves on a Performance Improvement Plan?
Learning is Wellness
On a basic level, learning makes us aware of important information that can help us get healthy, stay healthy, or manage our wellbeing. It can also bring us together, fostering community and belonging.
Focus on Teaching People to Think & Learn
As we all adapt to our new challenges and environments, it is critical that organizations have people at every structural level who can analyze situations, think critically, and make sound judgements. The way to make that happen is through aggressive learning and development.
Really it comes down to two things. You gotta want it and you gotta want it for the right reasons.
The Big Problem with Saying “If You Don’t Like It, Leave”
Just because a 40-ton excavator may have worked well on The Big Dig, that doesn’t mean you should use it to aerate the putting green. Leadership isn’t generalized.
Is There a Difference Between Training and Professional Development?
Training gets people to be compliant. Professional development gets them committed.
A Simple Way to Improve How Your Work Gets Done
You don’t have to be a Six Sigma Black Belt to articulate a process or create a useful checklist. Here’s a really easy way to at least get you started.
Here’s How Big Organizations Up Their Game
To be blunt, a relationship where one party constantly exerts power over the other party to keep them in place (rather than helping them grow and thrive) is an abusive relationship.
When Your Position isn’t Giving You the Power to Lead
Effective leadership with lasting results comes from strengthening your personal power, evaluating circumstances, and applying the appropriate influence.
This is an important aspect of positional power to be aware of. It can be taken away.
The Parable of the Mountain Goat and the Pack Horse
People who are particularly competent and conscientious are especially susceptible to the indignity of perceived failure.