We are ultimately responsible for our development, even if we have a manager or coach who is guiding, prompting, and supporting us.
Here are the biggest obstacles humans encounter when creating a development plan:
With any of these obstacles, it can be challenging to work through them without the support of a leader, mentor, or coach to challenge us and help us create a plan.
Here are some questions to begin the process of creating a meaningful development plan – or you can use this to coach others:
Determining the best development plan might take several conversations with more than one person. Sometimes we have to slow down to go fast. The clearer we can get about where we want to go, why we want to get there, and how we will get there, the more likely we will succeed.
Take ownership of your development plan and be intentional about what you decide to do.
About the Author: Leigh Ann Rodgers, Founder of Better Teams, Team Consultant Academy, and FORWARD, is an IAF Certified Professional Facilitator with 20 years of experience in the human development field. Leigh Ann is a skilled meeting facilitator, trainer, and coach working across the globe to help leaders cultivate teams that are happy and high-performing.
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