Catherine Lombardozzi, Ed.D.

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 [...]

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 [...]

Tapping into the hive mind

By |2022-06-17T03:53:41+00:00June 17th, 2022|Developing People, Leader-Led Development, Social Learning|

There is no doubt that interpersonal connections are critical to growth and innovation. Part of the origin story for Silicon Valley is a belief that many of the groundbreaking innovations born there were made possible by the close proximity of all those tech companies, which enabled employees in separate companies to interact with one another. [...]

Introducing The Leader’s Guide to Developing People

By |2022-06-27T14:16:33+00:00April 7th, 2022|Developing People, Leader-Led Development|

In the wake of all the disruptions and workplace changes precipitated by the pandemic, employees are looking for more from their employers. They want flexibility, of course, but they are also expecting a more humanistic management style. Employees want to contribute in a meaningful way, and they want to grow their knowledge and skill. While [...]

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