Leadership Development - A Strategic Requirement

22 Mar 2019 16:25
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Now you have to picture Gomer Pyle suddenly interrupting this article and saying, "SURPRISE, SURPRISE" because a few days later, THAT consultant picked up her phone and called me to see if I wanted to host a show and get the stair basket at my home show. I agreed. And might I add, that was the beginning of a beautiful relationship between me and one of the best direct sales network Training consultant I've ever met.Great Instructional Design attracts learners to the content, to the performance ideal, and to the change process. This attraction is essential for changing behavior. Change is difficult at best and painful at worst. But when we are attracted to something we are willing to change for it. We want to absorb it and ingest it and become it. Not because someone tells us we should, but because we want to. Because we are attracted to it. I write a lot of content, and I can tell you that even the best content is no substitute for design.You provide testimonials from A list bloggers or subject matter experts. What testimonials can you provide from acknowledged Instructional Design specialists testifying that your Instructional Design will meet the specified training objectives?Personal Growth and Leadership - Offer training programs and opportunities for employees of all levels to grow. The skills required to lead are not taught. These are too often assumed or passed on as a 'follow the way the previous person did it'. Personal growth, Leadership Development and effective communication skills are the keys to running the successful workplace of the future.Several years ago I participated in a Leadership Development course with 20 other up and coming leaders. We were lead by two instructors who guided us over a 6 month period to explore our potential as leaders. The course required that we pick a project that we would find challenging and that would provide us an opportunity to use our leadership skills. I was in a unique position that in my job at that time I had no projects on the go so I chose to make myself the project.For example, let's say you're an Instructional Design. You work with trainers to assess the effectiveness of their material. Did their audiences learn what they need to learn? Did you package your material effectively?The movie Miracle is without a doubt one of the best examples of how a team goes through the four stages of development and ultimately the community spirit appears. Herb Brooks (played by Kurt Russell) brings in a new player just a few weeks before the beginning of the 1980 Olympic opening ceremony. The players are upset and the chemistry of the team is compromised. This comes to a head when four team members ask to see Herb and tell him it is not fair. Herb asks why not. One player responds with - "we're a family" and this is the point that shows Herb he has a solid team that is committed to each other. And after all isn't that what the community spirit is all about?Find a good consultant: You must consult the real estate people before you buy a new home for dealing the properties. While you getting the right one to consult about your buying new home for rent. And also that consultant must have more experiences about in this field. This is going to be a good experience you too.Are you so future focused that you forget to look back at what you've done and give yourself an A for effort? It's important to know where you're going, but equally critical to know where you've been. One of the best ways to measure progress towards your goals is to write down important things you've tackled in the recent past.Apply what you learn. It is never enough to just read, listen or participate in discussions. It is important for you to apply what you learn. Whenever you learn a new leadership skill, commit to implementing that skill daily until you become expert and proficient at it.I never understood why I had such an aversion to and trouble with numbers and mathematics. I wasn't stupid, I was reading before the end of kindergarten and have been devouring the written word ever since. English and history were easy subjects as were any others based on language and not numbers. Over the years I just decided I was 'stupid in math', that math was 'just not logical'. Then one day I mentioned in an online forum that I felt I had some sort of dyslexia but with numbers and not letters. Bingo! The answer came; perhaps I had Dyscalculia.My mind was inundated by a multitude of words I wanted to say to her, but that I did not utter: my parents had educated me well after all. I was thinking to myself: "Please don't keep my file and don't ever contact me again!" And "I am being realistic: you really have no idea of what you're doing and how to match positions with candidates regardless of the recruiter title on your business card." Quietly, I stood up. She looked offended by my obvious declination of her offer. I did not care. I was not offended though: I was rather amused. I extended my hand, shook hers, thanked her and left.

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