Purposeful Talent Development: How to develop a solid success structure for learning

Accomplish a big goal by breaking it down into small, palatable ones you—or your team—can easily tackle.

Sometimes we set big learning goals—so big that they’re daunting.

For example, how many credit union leaders do you know who’ve said, “My goal is to get promoted in two years” but never quite managed to do what it takes to get there?

A technique I recommend for accomplishing big learning goals is to build a structure for learning that includes breaking down big goals into smaller, attractive ones. This allows you to celebrate each success along the way and measure your progress toward achieving your larger goal. This practice helps build a reinforcing cycle where each learning milestone helps to propel you toward the next.


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