ERIC Number: ED422618
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Reaching Your Development Goals. An Ideas into Action Guidebook.
McCauley, Cynthia D.; Martineau, Jennifer W.
Current research and practice suggest that those who commit to pursuing goals immediately following a feedback experience are more likely to capitalize on their strengths and set a productive path for growth. Any intentional effort to learn, grow, and change involves seeking challenging assignments, training for targeted skills, and developmental relationships. Before seeking a new challenge or concentrating on a current one, a manager must decide if the goal is to develop a new leadership capacity, expand an existing capacity, or overcome a weakness. When seeking additional training, managers must first identify needed skills, decide which skills are best developed through targeted training, and choose an appropriate training program. There are many organizations, including professional associations and local colleges and universities, that provide management training. There are a dozen specific roles that others can play in a manager's efforts to learn and change: assessment roles (as feedback provider, sounding board, comparison point, and feedback interpreter); challenge roles (as dialogue partner, assignment broker, accountant, and role model); and support roles (as counselor, cheerleader, reinforcer, and cohort). Practical advice is given concerning these developmental roles, obtaining ongoing feedback, reflecting on progress, and using reinforcement. (Contains 11 references.) (MLH)
Descriptors: Feedback, Goal Orientation, Job Skills, Leadership Training, Management Development, Reinforcement, Training
Center for Creative Leadership, Publication Area, P.O. Box 26300, Greensboro, NC 27438-6300; telephone: 336/545-2805; email: www.ccl.org/publications (CCL No. 401, $6.95; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC.