Category: professional development

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Is Professional Development Just a Distraction?

We have reached a point in the evolution of leadership and organization effectiveness where we understand the importance of the physical health of the people who work in any given organization. We have OSHA standards, promote health habits, and encourage fitness activities. We know that ensuring well-being is not only the ethical thing to do, it also makes good business sense. People are more … Read More Is Professional Development Just a Distraction?

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Is There a Difference Between Training and Professional Development?

There tends to be a lot of confusion between training and professional development. Most often, those two things are conflated. Other times, people are vaguely aware that they are different things, but they’re just not sure what the distinction is or how to define it. So first I’ll just make this simple by explaining the difference. Training is operational. It teaches people how to … Read More Is There a Difference Between Training and Professional Development?