Home Improvement

Learning development is like constructing a building. This fun analogy has been particularly helpful for my team.  The executives of your organization establish the location of your structure. They do this by creating the strategic and financial plans for the next few years, which sets the direction and tone of your curriculum. They let youContinue reading “Home Improvement”

Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is an important capability we want for all of our team members. How do we help to cultivate it? According to criticalthinking.org, critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as aContinue reading “Critical Thinking”

Tough Conversations

I avoided tough conversations early in my leadership experience. It’s in my nature to avoid conflict. It’s not because I’m afraid of it. I’m motivated by peace, calm, and fairness. When tough situations came up, I knew I was supposed to address them, but I didn’t want to upset the relationship. With experience, I cameContinue reading “Tough Conversations”