The development habit

Photo of a white coffee mug on a wooden table; the mug has wording "what good shall I do this day?"What are your best habits?

Drinking enough water? Brushing your teeth? Working out?

Stopping to have fun? Playing? Getting outside? (It’s spring! Why aren’t you outside?)

How about … professional development for yourself and your managers?

A few weeks ago, someone commented to me that leadership development should be a regular habit like tooth-brushing.

I can’t begin to say how much I agree.

So, what happens when you think of professional development as a regular habit?

How would that change your approach to …

  • Offering and requesting feedback?
  • Addressing mistakes and problems?
  • Discussing diversity, equity, and inclusion?
  • Considering what, when, and how to delegate?
  • Exploring what it means to coach a team member?

Professional development is often considered to be both time-consuming and expensive.

Thinking of it as a daily habit means it’s simply part of the day: neither time-consuming nor expensive.

I think this could be transformative to teams and companies.

Why not give it a try?

For a checklist of free and almost-free leadership development options, click here!