The SWOT analysis can be a great career planning and development tool, but not in the way that many career coaches and educational tutors suggest. Since 2006 when I first started writing about the use of SWOT analysis, I have seen very little change in the way that SWOT is explained. As a result, many people new to the model either misunderstand it or use it believing it to have little value. That is a shame, as the tool [SWOT analysis] is robust and flexible. This flexibility also leads to … [Read more...] about SWOT analysis – What careers coaches won’t tell you
As I sit on the train going to what is potentially is one of the best general learning events of the year, I started thinking about what I learnt and did differently since last year. What will I learn at the conference? #cipdace17 (to see a list of the free learning sessions click here) Since then I have been on several substantial training courses building up my awareness in a range of different areas. But what did I learn last year? What have I done with that learning? What will I learn … [Read more...] about Learning at conferences & exhibitions – why people fail to benefit #cipdace17 #hrblog What will I learn at the conference?
How do internal developers build and develop their skills? There is no single standard. The OD Developer Profile Audit tool was developed by Mike Morrison as part of a PG Diploma in Management and Organisational Development. Part of the development programme was to maintain a Personal Development Plan throughout the duration of the programme. Rather than just have a wide plan I sat down with my line manager. Together we worked out a set of skills required for the internal consulting role … [Read more...] about OD Developer Profile Audit Tool