By the time most of us have the responsibility for helping someone develop at work, we’ve seen many potential role models in school, at home, at work. Yet most don’t know what to do to help someone develop. It’s popular to … [Read more...] about You Don’t Have to Learn a New Skill Set to Develop Your Employees
You’re a manager. You know that developing your employees is part of your job. Do you know what to do first? You might have been told you’re supposed to be a coach. Knowing that might tell you all you need to know. Or it might … [Read more...] about You’re Supposed to Develop Your Employees. What’s Your First Step?
Knowing that you need to improve your skills in some area and knowing what skills to improve are not the same thing. Let’s say your last presentation didn’t go as well as you wanted. Not that all your presentations are home … [Read more...] about How to Figure out What to Develop
It’s easy to get excited about learning something new. And then the actual work begins. If you're simply adding to your expertise, learning usually is quick and easy. But if this is something new, the learning curve kicks in, … [Read more...] about There’s no shortcut from novice to expert: 6 tips on how to keep going
At work, learning doesn’t occur only in a class or workshop or online. It also occurs on the job – through trial and error, conversations, and observation, among other things. Wherever and however learning occurs, feedback is an … [Read more...] about Feedback that Helps Learning; Feedback that Doesn’t
People often think about learning as if it can only occur in a special place - like school or a workshop or an offsite event. Learning can be a special event. But most of the time learning just happens as a normal part of … [Read more...] about Learning is not a special event