This course was created by Pete Mockaitis of How to Be Awesome at Your Job. We are pleased to offer this training in our library.
Skill Level Beginner
- [Pete] I'd like to know your current problem that you're tackling and how you do it. - [Narrator] Yeah. So that goes back to just a slight bit and it goes with the idea and the curiosity I've had around why when people know better, don't they do better? Why is there this gap between knowledge and action? It's something I've always been fascinated by. It's the same reason why the only 8% of people ever accomplish the new year's resolutions. It's not because they don't know what to do, it's because they don't actually do it. And so that was something that I've spent the early part of Mark first studying the science of why do people do what they do? How do they move efficiently and effectively from knowledge to action? And why do some people do that and other people not? And so as I started to see that throughout my career and as I started to play out and look at the research and say, how does it work in real life? How do people actually move from knowledge to action? I had the good fortune of working with thousands upon thousands of leaders in our first organization. And in doing that, what I got to see is what really works and what doesn't. And more importantly I uncovered what filled me up, which is helping people unlock their potential. So Pete, the reason I'm giving you kind of this longer winded thought process is because what I started to see around me, when I got clear on my purpose in life, which was to help people unlock their potential, was a bunch of my friends not doing that. A bunch of people around the world not doing that. And I saw that in terms of people jumping from job to job to job. It didn't really matter how much money they were making. If they were at a really cool fast growing startup, if they were in San Francisco or Chicago, or if they were working with their best friends, they were either planning to leave their company or already leaving their company. And what that told me, and what I saw there was two things. One was, this group of individuals who are not satisfied, who were not fulfilled, who are not tapping into their full potential and organizations who want their employees to be at their best, right? If your employees at their best, you're succeeding, it's good for you as an organization. And so I saw this two sided problem and what I started to realize is what's the one biggest factor or point of leverage within any organization to impact the engagement and potential and growth of an individual employee? And that's the manager position. And unfortunately, most managers suck. And the reason most managers suck is because we promote them because they're good at what they do, but not because they're good at leading people. And those are two very different skill sets. And so what we do at raise the bars, we said it doesn't have to be the case. We help empower managers to be better leaders of people by giving them the tools and skills and training.