Personal Growth and Continuous Improvement

 
  • Always on the Grow
    If we continue to do what we've always been doing, we will continue to get what we've always been getting. To get somewhere else, we need to grow into someone else. More
     
  • Blazing Our Own Improvement Path
    Continuous personal improvement means we often outgrow our own standards and what we previously thought was acceptable. Continuous learning, growing, and developing helps us find the path that is personal and unique to us. More
     
  • Blazing Our Own Unique Leadership Path
    Leaders are made not born. Developing our "gift" starts with a clear and constant focus on where we're going, what we believe in, and why we exist — but it also demands persistence. More
     
  • Change is Life
    The faster the world changes around us, the further behind we fall by just standing still. If the rate of external change exceeds our rate of internal growth, just as the day follows night, we will surely be changed. More
     
  • Change Management is an Oxymoron
    Change can't be managed. Change can be ignored, resisted, responded to, capitalized upon, and created. But it can't be managed and made to march to some orderly step-by-step process.More
     
  • Change or Be Changed
    Failing to respond to inevitable change, results in being victims of change. More
     
  • Feedback is an Essential Element of Learning and Improvement
    As managers, our frequency, sensitivity, and action (or lack of it) on personal performance feedback sets the pace and tone for the rest of our team and organization. More
     
  • Feedback to See How Others See Me
    We tend to define levels of service or quality through our own eyes and values. That may not be the way our customers or partners define it. If we're going to improve the service or quality delivered, we need to first understand how those we're serving, or producing for, perceive service or quality. More
     
  • From Phase of Life to Way of Life
    We need to be careful about what we wish for – the popular goals of security, stability, and predictability are deadly. The closer we get, the more our growth is stunted and learning reduced. More
     
  • Growing at the Speed of Change
    Change happens. We can't control much of the world changing around us. But we can control how we respond. We can choose to anticipate and embrace changes or resist them. The choice is ours. More
     
  • Growing the Leader in Us
    Six critical areas of personal development for inner self-leadership to move outward to influence, guide, support, and lead others. More
     
  • Growing with Change
    Grow with change by focusing on a vision, choosing your outlook, seeking authenticity, committing yourself with discipline and continue to grow and develop. More
     
  • Interested in Leadership, or Committed to Becoming a Leader?
    Many managers in leadership roles have stunted personal growth. We can focus on the gain of improvement, by keeping our preferred future and purpose firmly in front of us, and develop the "habit" of personal improvement. More
     
  • Leaders are Made, not Born
    Effective leaders are made, not born. If we are not working hard to continually improve our leadership skills because we weren't "born with natural talent" then we are either copping out, misinformed, or both. More
     
  • Leadership and Learning are Indispensable
    Not all learners are leaders. But the research clearly shows that the strongest leaders are continuous learners. They are self-made leaders. More
     
  • Looking Back to Look Ahead
    The journey of personal growth requires finding our own way by implementing a series of interconnected areas of growth and development. More
     
  • Moving Out of a Career Rut
    For professionals “on the grow” middle age can be a time of career renewal. Others can find their careers stagnating. Here are a few symptoms of stunted growth and how they can be rectified. More
     
  • Personal Feedback Pathways and Pitfalls
    Only through knowing where we are can we change where we are going. Discover the Personal Feedback approaches that can help you to avoid the pitfalls and pave your pathway to success. More
     
  • Personal Improvement Planning and Discipline
    There is no one best or right way to keep ourselves growing and developing. But, without a vision and the discipline to follow through, there can be no personal improvement. More
     
  • Personal Improvement Planning Pathways and Pitfalls (Part One)
    Daily, or even just weekly, small stretches accumulate into powerful new habits and ever-stronger discipline muscles. Discover the Personal Improvement Planning approaches that can help you to avoid the pitfalls and pave your pathway to success. More
     
  • Personal Improvement Planning Pathways and Pitfalls (Part Two)
    Daily, or even just weekly, small stretches accumulate into powerful new habits and ever-stronger discipline muscles. Discover the Personal Improvement Planning approaches that can help you to avoid the pitfalls and pave your pathway to success. More
     
  • Pinpointing My Leadership Position
    Whether on the high seas or in a corporate boardroom, maps, charts, or plans are very useful in plotting a course to where we want to go. But they are useless if we don't know where we are now. More
     
  • Reflection and Renewal
    Major problem we encounter again and again in our work with individuals, teams, and organizations trying to move to higher levels of performance is the problem of balancing the speed and pace of daily life or operations, with periodically stepping back to make sure we're heading in the right direction. More
     
  • Review, Assess, Celebrate, and Refocus: Personal Pathways and Pitfalls
    Remember to take the time to Review, Assess, Celebrate, and Refocus. Discover the Personal approaches that can help you to avoid the pitfalls and pave your pathway to success. More
     
  • Signs of Stagnation
    Not all experience is equal. Experience isn't what happens to us, it's what we do with what happens to us. There's a major difference between growth experiences and stagnating experiences. Just because we've shown up year after year and put in the time, doesn't mean we've gained by the experience. More
     
  • Successful Change Flows from Learning, Growth, and Development
    Resistance to today's change comes from failing to make yesterday's preparations and improvements. We need to deal with change by improving ourselves. Then our time of success must come. More
     
  • Successful Failures
    A key characteristic of learning leaders; they refuse to be trapped by "conventional wisdom" or what others say is or isn't possible. Highly effective leaders go against the odds – or just ignore them. More
     
  • The Myth of the Born Leader
    Our leadership development choices raise us up or drag us down. Our development is our choice. Those accumulated choices prepare us to take advantage of unexpected opportunities or weaken our abilities and set us up to be victims of change. More
     
  • The Pause that Refreshes
    Progress towards your vision, values, purpose and goals by stepping back to step ahead. Savor and celebrate your success. More
     
 

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