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Your Professional Edge - Take Charge of Your Learning
Editor's Notes: For the next few weeks The 1%
Edge Portable Coach App will have a special guest - leadership
development expert from "down under" Louise Thomson. As I've been
working out the use of the app to achieve my overall goal of employee
training & development world-wide (under the premise of mobile -
global - social), I will be inviting guest SMEs - subject matter experts to have their own Tab on the app that will house their information during their guest appearance. Louise's Tab - is labeled Global People (2 swipes to the left)
Louise, like me, is a believer in the employee training revolution. One
of the components of the revolution is that people no longer be fully
dependent on their company for their professional development - but take
charge of that themselves. If you've not read my piece on the
revolution - click here.
Additionally, part of that is learning to learn different. Louise points
out there are many opportunities to learn that we are just not seeing. I
invite you to read her post below and go to her tab and try out the
self-directed learning outline that she has designed. Let her know your
thoughts. This truly is an example of learning to learn differently.
A Leadership Development Handbook
As a regular facilitator of a five day
leadership program I am constantly reflecting on activities, events and issues which
have groomed my strength of leadership. As I share snippets of my past to
flavour the leadership topic of discussion, it’s evident that most days have
and still do present opportunities to hone and practise leadership.
Given people’s busy lives, the simple
leadership development opportunities are passed unnoticed and we only become
conscious for the need of leadership development when we’re confronted with the
absence of leadership, a new role/job which requires leadership experience or when
it’s blatantly obvious – being offered to attend a ‘leadership’ program.
With a belief that we are in charge of our own
learning and that the journey has no end point I found myself typing these
‘snippets of my past’ to form the creation of the Leadership Development
Handbook. As you flick through the
pages (there are only a few), you’ll discover a collection of tips, activities,
experiments and research across a breadth of leadership subjects. However, the
answers are not glaringly obvious or as a matter of fact, many are not there!
Your challenge is to experiment, to reflect
and to let your fingers do the searching. You’ll discover a plethora of
information at your finger-tips and a network of people who are prepared to
share their ‘wisdom’ and ideas to keep you interested, challenged and to keep you
on the leadership development track.
The audience and approach to the use of
this handbook is open and varied: whether it’s for you, with a desire to
develop your own leadership capacity or that of the people whom you’re
responsible for in a business – check out ‘Swapping Chairs’ for a few ideas!
Contact Our Guest: Louise Thomson GLOBAL PEOPLELearning Design, Facilitation and Leadership Development Practice Mobile: 0458 130100Skype:globalpeoplelou Twitter: GlobalPeopleLou Email:firstname.lastname@example.org