How many times have you set yourself a whole list of things you will do in the new year? Top of the list for most people is ‘lose weight, tidy out cupboards, eat more healthily, go to the gym’.

How many people resolve to do something for themselves that will really help them both at work and in their personal lives?

We offer a broad range of learning and development solutions to help businesses grow and prosper. Perhaps the best starting point is the Five Behaviors™ Personal Development programme which helps individuals not only become better team members but also helps individuals to become more confident in their communication with others, how effectively they engage in conflict around ideas, how well they are able to offer opinions and debate ideas and how effectively they hold others to account. After completing a short online assessment, participants receive a detailed personalised report which is used in the follow up group or individual coaching sessions.

The Five Behaviors™ Personal Development solution teaches individuals to become better teammates by integrating Patrick Lencioni’s model at the organizational level. The goal is to completely redefine teamwork and collaboration. Personal Development was designed specifically to work for individuals; participants do not all need to be part of the same team. Rather, participants can carry the takeaways of this program from one team to the next, enabling a culture of teamwork. Learners at all levels of an organization can benefit from this program and adopt its powerful principles, shape behaviors, and create a common language that empowers people to rewrite what it means to work together.

Have you set yourself, and your teams, targets to achieve in 2020? Most of us are familiar with the acronym SMART when talking about target setting; there are a few variations on this but the concept is the same. In order to be SMART, targets need to be :

• Specific
• Measurable
• Achievable
• Realistic

• Timebound

It is great to set targets and have a really clear direction in which to travel. Most of us are inspired by goals to reach and work hard to reach them. How good are you though at holding others to account? If your colleagues have agreed to reach a target by the end of the month, do you call them out if they haven’t reached it by month end? Most of us need to know that we will be held to account or have consequences if we do not reach our goals.

Personal development often falls to the bottom of the pile when aiming to reach business goals. But without learning and development, we do not move forward and make progress.

As Henry Ford so eloquently said :

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”

Isn’t it time to invest in your own personal development as well as developing your colleagues?

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