Leaders: How’s Your PDP Going?
Do you have a plan for your own personal growth for the year? Let’s call it a PDP (Personal Development Plan). This should be something that you do on your own— even if your organization doesn’t have a system for this.
If you are an entrepreneur, then it’s even more important. It could be the things that help you achieved your desired results for not only the year you’re in— but way down the road.
This exercise is good for the beginning of the year, but just in case you don’t have that type of plan, why not start thinking about it now so that you are prepared for next year?
No matter what position you hold in your organization, you should see yourself as a “life-long learner”. It’s the only way you’ll be able to keep up with what’s going on in your field.
COMPONENTS FOR YOUR PDP (Personal Development Plan)
Keep in mind that your budget may dictate that you can’t do all of the things listed, but you can certainly do as many as possible so that the “you” of tomorrow is different than the “you” of today.
- Seminars Outside the Company:
- Seminars Inside the Company:
- Webinars Series You Enroll in:
- Specific Webinars You Will Watch:
- Books You Will Read:
- Periodicals You Will Subscribe to:
- Contacts Outside Your Organization to Keep You “In the Know”:
- Contacts in Other Departments Who Keep You “In the Know”:
- Mentors You Have:
- New Mentors You Should Start a Program with:
At the end of a year, make a list of all you’ve learned from the areas listed above. You will begin to see how valuable being a “life-long learner” is.
A client of mine once said that “knowledge is currency that builds into substantial wealth.”