Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Training Doesn't Work!
Yes, you heard right... I said, "Training Doesn't Work!"
Not even my training sessions...which are, of course, excellent. ;-)
You do something AFTER the training session. You will not improve, you will not succeed, you will not do something different, unless you do what you need to do after the training session ends.
You must follow up with the next steps (and then the steps beyond), you must make different connections to find those role models, that coach, those heroes of change. You must discover those new stories that will support your change and help you do something different.
Training can help you with all that. And whoever is doing or sponsoring the training should provide you with the opportunity for support after your training. But, let's get real, nothing will happen unless...YOU take action.
Training is just the start. Training gives you some of the new tools you need. Good training may even give you the inspiration that triggers your motivation to change. But when the training ends it's up to you.
It's up to you to do the deep practice that makes real change, real improvement, real success (however you define that) possible.
After the training it's time for you to get real to make it real.
Training can give you ignition. Lift-off is up to you.