When it comes to development planning, there’s no shortage of excuses for falling behind and taking shortcuts. Which of the following sound familiar to you?
- “I just don’t have the money to spend on developing my skills.”
- “I wish I could do something but my manager is holding me back.”
- “I just don’t have the time to focus on development planning activities.”
- “I can’t come up with development goals that are measurable enough.”
Read more “Lies and Truth About Development Planning”
In my last post, I provided a few examples of SMART goals for developing competencies or “soft skills” (as opposed to technical skills). Samples were written for the common yet vague goals to “be a better communicator” and “improve leadership skills.” If you haven’t already done so, I recommend you read that post first before continuing with this one, because this post is a continuation of that example. This post will focus on leadership development activities as opposed to leadership development goals.
Read more “SMART Goal Examples Part 2: Leadership Development Activities”