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.

3-KEYBut 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.

About Inspiring Innovations, Inc.

Marv Pichla is currently the owner and Creative Advisor for his own small business, Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Sharing his unique experience with entrepreneurship and innovation in public service, Marv consults with public and private business, education, and community organizations to develop new and different problem solving methods through real-life example-based learning. Prior to starting-up Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Marv served as Executive Director for Thumb Area Michigan Works! As Executive Director, Marv used public sector innovation as his guide for the organizations regional career development, employment service, education and strategic planning initiatives. Finally, Marv was raised on a farm in the Thumb Area of Michigan where he claims he received the education principles he values most. However, he obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Center Michigan University in Public Administration and eventually his Ph.D. from Capella University in Minnesota. Marv can be reached at:

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