Professional growth shouldn't just be reactive, taking in feedback from others about how you can improve. As Ram Charan and others have described, the best leaders create their own personalized curriculum for personal and professional growth. Here's how to craft one that works for you.
- We all know by now that you can't just close up shop…after you graduated from college and say…my learning is finished.…Obviously, the world is changing too fast…for that to be a viable strategy.…But too many professionals still assume…that their company will set the path out for them…and tell them what they need to know and do.…Corporate professional development can sometimes…be excellent but it should never be your only strategy…for keeping your skills and abilities current.…Professional growth shouldn't just be reactive.…That leads to a patchwork approach…that maybe ill suited to your interests and talents.…
Instead, the best leaders create their own…personalized curriculum for learning and development.…Here's how to craft one that works for you.…First, to develop an appropriate personal…learning curriculum, it pays to know where you wanna go.…In the Harvard Business Review, I've written…about a strategy called pre-writing your resume…in which you identify the job you'd like to have…in five years time.…Then you write your resume as though it were five years…
- Identify three elements that enable managers to be adaptable in the midst of growth.
- Recognize examples of four purposes of feedback.
- Summarize a strategy that managers use to create an environment where employees feel safe to take risks.
- Explain the approach to take as an adaptable manager when working with various types of employees.
- Recall the characteristics of a curious, adaptable manager.