Does the picture of the ‘PDP action plan’ resonate with you? It might just be a bit of fun, however, I wonder how close this is to reality in many organisations. Imagine the wasted hours of employee and manager going through the motions of creating something of little value and with no desire of putting it into action.
#1. Get out of your head If you’re wrestling with something and can’t seem to find a way forward, empty your head into a journal. Turn over a crisp, fresh page and download all that you are thinking and feeling. Write down your perfect outcome, the current situation, your thoughts, feelings, opportunities, risks and fears. There is no need to follow a prescriptive process; just give yourself time and space then allow the solutions to appear.
The Lumsdon family held one of our annual traditions of the holidays this weekend when we watched A Christmas Carol together. The tail of how the visit of three ghosts transforms Scrooge into a kinder, gentler and arguably richer and more successful businessman, is timeless. Charles Dickens’ book was first published on 19th December 1843 and shows how lessons from the past and visions of the future can create a brand new reality in the present.
Over the past 12 months I've been focusing on providing a talent coaching focus to many new and existing clients. What is obvious is the biggest barriers are created by those that would benefit most from a well-executed talent strategy - the line management team. Read my new article to discover three of the most consistent challenges I've found.