Catherine Lombardozzi, Ed.D.

Developing people (redux)

By |2023-11-14T16:45:49+00:00November 10th, 2023|Developing People, Uncategorized|

Reposted from my November newsletter Redux (adjective): Redone, restored, brought back, or revisited.* Adam Grant has given us all the reasons why we should Think Again – to update our theories-in-practice, take our thinking to the next level, and revisit assumptions we had thought settled in our minds. I’ve noticed some shifts in my own [...]

Developing people developers

By |2023-09-18T21:03:13+00:00September 15th, 2023|Developing People, Leader Development, Learning Environment Design|

In a world of changing employee expectations, hybrid work, intense change, and deep uncertainty, managing people is a daunting task. And yet, those of us who lead L&D initiatives in organizations may be counting on managers to take a role in developing their people, adding another concern to their growing responsibilities. At the same time, [...]

Nurturing motivation to learn

By |2023-06-13T21:29:58+00:00June 13th, 2023|Developing People, Leader-Led Development, Learning Theory|

“But,” they say, “what if my employees just aren’t motivated?” I hear that quite a lot when I talk with leaders at all levels about cultivating learning culture or supporting self-directed learning. They think employees don’t want to learn. Their evidence is that despite offering accessible resources, employees seem to take the easiest route to [...]

Make Talent Your Business

By |2022-09-03T20:06:40+00:00September 3rd, 2022|Book Reviews, Developing People|

Over the last five months, I’ve been “blogging a book” on the leader’s role in developing people. Early on, I lamented that there wasn’t enough written on the subject, and called dibs on authoring a good book on the subject. In the meantime, I’ve run across Make Talent Your Business by Wendy Axelrod and Jeannie [...]

Developing people who develop people

By |2022-08-15T18:31:06+00:00August 10th, 2022|Developing People, Leader Development|

From CEO to front-line supervisor, making sure that people are honing their skills – and thereby ensuring the workforce has the capability to deliver on corporate goals and initiatives – is a primary accountability. And being effective in that role isn’t learned by osmosis any more than understanding a balance sheet or marketing tactics. We [...]

The value of playing to strengths

By |2022-07-25T15:19:25+00:00July 25th, 2022|Developing People, Leader-Led Development, Strengths|

It’s counterintuitive, I know, but when we think about developing people, we should consider working on those areas in which they are already strong rather than their purported weaknesses. That’s a hard concept to reconcile when we are staring at the results of a competency assessment that has several clearly low-rated items. But unless those [...]

People development requires a custom fit

By |2022-07-14T16:36:18+00:00July 14th, 2022|Developing People|

Humans are wondrously diverse. We differ by age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, skin color, primary language, education, wealth, family make-up, neurological wiring, health, fitness level, geographic origin, religious affiliation, culture, and more. Our interests and hobbies vary, as do our political beliefs and the causes we support. We differ in how we think, how [...]

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