TRIPLE III TIME: Learning “TAKE AWAYS!”
This week I had the wonderful experience of attending a State-level professional conference and presenting a progressive workshop with a good friend and solid colleague. As a presenter, you always hope to deliver your session topic in a way that provides attendees with a good set of Learning “TAKE AWAYS!” You know what I mean? Ideas and concepts…and maybe even handouts that better explain your message and encourages those in attendance to go back to their day job and possibly replicate the innovation.
But as I took my long drive back home… I couldn’t help but think: Why are Learning “TAKE AWAYS!” only prioritized when you go to a conference or attend a special training? Why can’t it be a priority practice to identify and record your KEY-3 TAKE AWAYS! at the end of every workday?
I believe capturing TAKE AWAYS from every workday that are positive, satisfying and worth sharing are critical for self professional development. I also believe personal growth TAKE AWAYS are under-rated, under-valued and under-recognized by leadership in every organization. Encouraging everyone to write down and share their KEY-3 TAKE AWAYS from every workday… costs the organization nothing. But that action would drive forth a strong message to dwell on the positives (not the day-to-day negatives) that truly is priceless.
BOTTOMELINE: Today… yes, I said TODAY… begin the practice of writing down the KEY-3 TAKE AWAYS from your workday. Then tomorrow do it again. And after one week of looking back at your assembly of KEY-3 TAKE AWAY learnings… decide if it is worth your time.