In Part 1, Sir Ken Robinson’s TED Talk suggests we need to transform our learning or education system into a learning model focused on identifying individual talents and personalising learning.
In Part 2, my intention is to share my thoughts on specific actions that will support an individual in making change. How refers to actions ~ if I put myself in the shoes of an individual contemplating change in relation to their professional life, I am certain they are curious about the actions ~ how to make change happen?
Many people look to a Professional for guidance and support when they are serious about identifying meaningful work and I commend people for making that very important step. After all this is your life, it is meant to be enjoyed, not endured. Professional Guides at Position Ignition are skilled at supporting clients to unlock their unique passion, purpose and potential. The professional relationship is fundamental in order to craft and deliver a programme that meets the needs of the individual. Depending on a client’s needs, many clients are keen to explore and discover their passions, talents, strengths, values and beliefs. This is an essential piece of work that supports clients to answer who they are. People are energised and excited when they are ‘in flow’ with their unique talents, strengths and skills.
As Sir Ken Robinson says, “human talent is tremendously diverse” and human communities need all types of talent in order to operate. Whatever your unique talent is, it is needed and once you identify it, it will draw you towards where you need and want to be.
Imagine when you are doing something you love, 6 hours feels like 5 minutes as suggested in Do What You Love. It is exciting to imagine the increase in performance, engagement and productivity levels in organizations in which employees are aligned with their unique talents and strengths. ROWE~ results oriented work environments would benefit immensely.
What are some of the other necessary actions to make professional change happen? From the client’s perspective, making the decision and wanting to make the change. Being open, honest and participating in the process, through sharing, asking questions, doing exercises and learning. From the Guide’s perspective, focus, clarity, building trust and a solid professional relationship; listening deeply, understanding the client, asking questions, being curious and offering wisdom and experience. The aforementioned list is a sample of ‘how to engage with the learning revolution’ and make it happen. There are additional skills, techniques and tools available to use.
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About the author:
Stephanie Mount is a Position Ignition Guide. She is profoundly interested in people and their potential. Stephanie engages with individuals to discover their most authentic self (the positive energy, their passions and strengths). Stephanie’s diverse career in the helping profession spans two continents. She uses her international experience, professional knowledge and living as an expatriate to enable others to create a fulfilling and balanced life. Stephanie is an adventurer, passionate about the ‘great outdoors’ and travelling to far flung places on this beautiful planet.