How do I help employees create deeply ingrained positive leadership habits?
The PGP facilitates the habit creation process by structuring the specific behaviors that need to be repeatedly put into practice. The result is that those behaviors will become habits and lead to the achievement of the goal statement. With consistent reviews and continuous rehearsal, these habits will be sustained well into the future and become part of your deeply ingrained history. In addition, by growing your gains beyond the initially stated goal, you put yourself on a positive course of action with no return possible to the earlier patterns. You have, by design, irretrievably grown preferred and self-reinforcing habits.
What is the best way to make sure that training activities are actually transferred to the job situation?
Action steps are specific behaviors that, when implemented routinely, become habits and will therefore guarantee achievement of the stated behavioral pattern. Transfer-of-training refers to the reality that the newly learned behaviors are effectively transferred from the knowledge phase into the actual work phase, which is always a challenge for conventional training activities. The PGP facilitates the transfer-of-training into real behavioral change, as it documents goals, action steps, measurements and and holds employees accountable.
How do I encourage a steady flow of innovative ideas?
Assessing, developing and promoting innovation oriented leadership behavior is critical for any successful talent management approach. Such efforts can be designed to as a productive part of a broader organizational strategy intent on creating innovative dexterity in how it takes care of customers. To create extraordinary business results, employees that comprise business enterprises must learn how to energetically grow toward clearly aligned and focused intentional behavioral patterns while enthusiastically helping their teammates grow. The Professional Growth Process, powered by LifePsych® Coaching, creates direction and monitors a steady stream of innovative ideas and accomplishments.
How do I sustain an innovative growth process?
The PGPx is a planning and recording tool where the achieved gains are documented, reviewed, retained, rehearsed and grown well into the future. Continuous growth is documented using the “Retain and Grow” section of the PGPx, which functions to retain gains as well as grow the gains beyond the initially stated milestones. Every aspect of the process, in practice, has a continuous, innovative flow of creative elements in the form of Intentional Targets, Observable Behavior Patterns and the accumulation of action step that have become deeply ingrained habits. Everything that is planned can be modified, reorganized and restructured. Innovations that have been achieved can be expanded to reflect the addition of action steps added, even after the initial innovations have been established.
How many Intentional Targets can I focus on?
Every thoughtful, growth oriented employee could easily find a dozen or so areas for improvement. Employees who attempt to develop more than two Intentional Targets at any one time, often find they make very little progress; perhaps none at all. A coach that uses assessment feedback to suggest an employee needs to improve in six to eight areas at one time is setting that employee up to experience a huge failure. A focus on one or two areas provides clarity and focus that leads to actual growth, accomplishment and innovation. Ultimately, everyone needs to be working on at least one new Intentional Target while also growing the previously attained patterns.