2022 is fast-approaching. It’s a brand new year, full of opportunity. Have you begun to think and plan for your learning and growth? Your potential is within your reach! Make 2022 a special stepping-stone on your journey — a springboard!
Where are we going? As we review the input coming in from readers and clients, we’re sorting and prioritizing many skill and knowledge areas of focus for our coaching compendium. Today, you’ll find seeds for reflection as well as a taste-test of topics you can anticipate seeing from us — to assist you in drawing insights to set your own direction for continued growth and development.
Map Your 2022 Journey Into Knowledge and Skill Areas
This is a sneak-peek into what we’re thinking so far. As we continue to gather and assess information through research and input from readers and clients, we’ll keep refining our plan.
This listing is intended for use as a tool to help you think about your development in the coming year. Our next article will guide you through your next steps with suggestions to create your development strategy and goals, and determine how you can make it realistically doable for yourself.
In the meantime, your assignment, if you choose to accept it, is to reflect and begin selecting training and development topics for yourself for the year ahead.
Take this project one step at a time, to prevent becoming overloaded. Select topics based on priority and choose only one to five at a time. You’ll be able to tweak and change your plan throughout the year.
It may help you in choosing your topics to ask yourself questions such as these:
- What subjects could I learn more about that would give me a sense of fulfillment, positivity and accomplishment?
- What areas have I recognized that provide opportunities to improve?
- What subjects have I worked on but not yet achieved the level of mastery I want to have?
Topics are grouped in small clusters, to make make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for based on the your areas of interest. However, it’s likely that many are topics of universal interest.
We recommend browsing each group of topics to select those that you would like to include in your development plan.
Individuals: Are you looking for learning opportunities to achieve your aspirations, drive stronger results in your job performance, and tackle job-related challenges and problems? Are you focused on building knowledge and skills to become more current or more competitive for future growth and advancement? Or, are you seeking development to continue becoming the best version of yourself?
The following topics may interest you:
Managers: There are 3 primary types of services we offer to organizations:
- Have you identified individual employees to invest in developing? This includes those whose performance needs improvement to better meet job expectations, as well as helping prepare Promising Talent for future roles.
- Do you have cross-functional groups? We provide customized coaching to small teams, such as group leaders across teams or shifts, supervisors, or first-line managers, to help them apply effective teamwork, leadership and/or management practices uniformly, strengthening the desired culture by driving change and consistency across organizations.
- Are you interested in exploring use of a coach to obtain a professional, objective and confidential perspective to further your own development in your current role and beyond?
The following topics may interest you:
|Mindsets (Positive, Self-Leadership)|
|Job Search (Search Strategies, Resume Writing, Interviewing)|
|Cognitive Flexibility (New ways of thinking, anticipating issues, taking initiative)|
|Managing One’s Behavior and Habits|
|Goal Setting (SMART Goals, Monitoring Performance)|
|Grammar and Punctuation|
|Working With a Coach (Mindset, Coachability)|
|Time Management (Prioritizing, Use of Time, Focus, Efficiency, Effectiveness and Quality)|
|Reputation and Relationship Skills|
|How Framing & Re-Framing Can Improve Relationships|
|Self-Regulation, A Foundation for Emotional Intelligence|
|Building Effective Work Relationships|
|Giving Criticism or Corrective Feedback Constructively|
|Accepting Feedback Constructively|
|The Benefits of Listening Well|
|Soliciting Feedback Effectively|
|Giving Praise and Showing Appreciation|
|Work Ethic (Building and demonstrating self-discipline, dedication, cooperation, accountability, cooperation, etc.)|
|Public Speaking and Making Presentations|
|Building and Applying Business and Industry Knowledge|
|How to Stand Out as an Employee|
|Gaining Respect and Demonstrating Expertise|
|Starting a New Job|
|Developing and Completing an Action Plan|
|Critical and Creative Thinking|
|Problem Solving (The Five Whys, Methods)|
|Transferring New Knowledge From Training to the Job|
|Transitioning into a Leadership Role|
|Understanding and Enabling Employee Motivation|
|Developing Strategic Thinking Across an Organization|
|Coaching Skills for Managers|
|Communicating Business Information to Employees (Business Metrics & Performance, Bonus Programs, News and Updates)|
|Kouzes & Posner: 5 Practices of Outstanding Leaders|
|Managing the Workplace Climate|
|Company Mission, Vision, Purpose, Goals (Cascading these to the individual)|
|Interviewing and Selecting Candidates to Fill Job Openings|
|Onboarding and Orienting New Team Members|
|Building Credibility and Influence|
|Developing Organizational Agility|
|Building Resilience in Organizations|
|Brainstorming (Conducting Brainstorms, Evaluating and Choosing Solutions)|
|Problem Solving and Decision Making for Leaders|
|Harassment Awareness and Prevention|
|Handling Employee Complaints|
|Building Customer Loyalty Through Your Workforce|
|Performance Management and Communication (Setting Goals, Team Huddles, One-on-Ones, Delivering Performance Appraisals)|
|Solving Employee Performance Issues|
|Leading and Managing Change|
|Improving Performance Using Key Performance Indicators / Metrics|
|Optimizing the Impact of Training|
|Recognizing and Rewarding Employees|
|Performance Management and Communication (Setting Goals; Team Huddles; 1x1s; Delivering Performance Appraisals)|
|Building Teams (Teamwork; the 4 Stages of Team Development; Conflict Resolution; Decision Making)|
|Developing Effective Suggestion Programs|
|Building and Sustaining Employee Engagement|
|Optimizing ROI on Compensation, Commission and Bonus Programs|
|How Businesses Have Shifted to Persevere in Times of Crisis|
|Human Potential and Competitive Advantage|
|Improving Hiring and Retention Capability in the Post-Pandemic Workplace|
Once you select your initial few topics, you’ll need a Development Action Plan. Our next article will be focused on describing the purpose and process of this plan, how you can make it doable, and how you can use it to drive your success. It will include tips, forms and examples to make it easy to set up and to monitor.
Is a spark of desire for continued development alight and front of mind? Or, has it been pushed further back by various priorities and demands or a feeling that you don’t need it? We all need to be told to get going, now and then.
Don’t ignore that spark. Opportunity is here at your door. Start now to build your plan by choosing your topics. Your future self will thank you, as will your family, friends and colleagues .
Are you ready to take the next step? On 12/14/2021 we launched our guide and Free Download of Editable Templates (in Word and PowerPoint) to create your Development Action Plan! LINK: https://rosannamnadeau.com/2021/07/17/whats-in-an-action-plan/
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What if I have a couple of questions about Development Planning or if I would like to explore getting some help to create my action plan?
Answer: Please contact us using the information at the end of this post. We will be pleased to help.
Question: How much does coaching cost?
Answer: Each individual’s coaching program is tailored to meet his/her needs, in terms of subject matter, specific coaching resources required, and duration of sessions. The fee, for our 20-minute exploratory session, is discounted. Please contact us for pricing and scheduling.
Question: If I am not ready for coaching, but I have questions, can I contact you?
Answer: Yes. We are happy to assist you and will be available on a limited basis to help you move forward. Feel free to contact us.
Recommended Reading and Sources
“What You believe Ultimately Affects What You Will Achieve,” — LINK: https://www.gatesnotes.com/books/mindset-the-new-psychology-of-success
“What is a Mindset and Why it Matters,” — LINK: https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-a-mindset-2795025
“What is Mindset?” — LINK: https://sourcesofinsight.com/what-is-mindset/
“Mindset,” book, updated edition 2017 by Carol Dweck
“Carol Dweck: A Summary of Growth and Fixed Mindsets,” — LINK: https://fs.blog/carol-dweck-mindset/
“List of Common Cognitive Biases,” — LINK: https://www.verywellmind.com/cognitive-biases-distort-thinking-2794763
“4 Ways of Thinking That Enable Career Success,” — LINK: https://www.forbes.com/sites/tonygambill/2021/11/23/4-ways-of-thinking-that-enable-career-success/?sh=3169edabfe1f
“Cognitive Bias,” — LINK: https://searchenterpriseai.techtarget.com/definition/cognitive-bias
“What is Cognitive Bias?” – LINK: https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-a-cognitive-bias-2794963
“How to Identify Cognitive Bias: 12 Examples of Cognitive Bias,” — LINK: https://www.masterclass.com/articles/how-to-identify-cognitive-bias#what-is-cognitive-bias
“Cognitive Biases: What They are and how They Affect People,” — LINK: https://effectiviology.com/cognitive-biases/
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