Have you noticed that the word continuous is being added to some familiar terms? For example, feedback is now continuous feedback. No-one explains what makes continuous feedback better than any other type of feedback. But … [Read more...] about What’s Wrong with Continuous Feedback?
Over the past few years, there has been great emphasis on using technology to support learning efforts and to deliver content. But if you’re a manager and you have an employee who needs development, an app is not going to read … [Read more...] about Developing Employees: Be Specific
By the time most of us have the responsibility for helping someone develop at work, we’ve seen lots of potential role models – in school, at home, at work. But that doesn’t mean we know what to do. If anything, we probably have a … [Read more...] about Developing Employees: How to Approach It
You’re a manager. You know that developing your employees is part of your job. Do you know what to do first? Let’s begin with the idea that you and the employee are going to be working together on this. The question is how? … [Read more...] about Developing Employees: Here’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 Developing Employees: 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