I don’t want to go overboard on the subject (a guy who makes his living creating sales & sales management training literature, courses and workshops – telling people they should consider some training – seems a little self serving), but have a look at the list below, see which answers best describe your current saw sharpening activities, and award yourself the appropriate points.
How? Ask the gatekeeper questions that he or she can’t answer. If the questions you ask are important to understanding the need, you’ll hopefully get the gatekeeper’s OK to find out the answers.
It’s all about discipline. No amount of time Leadership Development will work if you won’t help yourself. You need to make a conviction to work on not being late.
One frequently used tool for assessing the strengths of your team members is Strengthfinders 2.0 by Tom Rath which includes Gallup’s online assessment. Learn the individual strengths of those on your team, and use this knowledge to strengthen your team.
Allow the child room and space for his or her creative impulses. The yard in the back of the house or the deck that can be hosed clean are all perfect places for developing the urge to make something from your heart. The key is to give the child space – space to work with the materials, space to play and experiment with what is before him or her, space to think, space to let ideas gel,even space to take a break and start again. It is absolutely necessary that we abandon the one hour arts and craft session idea; no one can work creatively under timed circumstances.
For the sake of my kids education I’d recommend you book my good self for a little more training, but with that score, I’m probably already in your diary.
If you can, create with the kids. I love doing my own art pieces with the children. Being there adds a whole new dimension to the experience. I am not merely supervising them, but actively participating in their play. It is not only fun for me (makes me 10 years younger); it is absolutely critical for my own development as an artist. They give me great suggestions. Kids are the best art critics when they are given the chance.