Being your best self at work

Another insightful piece from Sukh Pabial – I also enjoy reading what you write. Keep up the good work

Thinking About Learning

Us L&Ders, we talk a foreign language most of the time. It’s all about personal development, self awareness, learning, skills, competencies, and more. It’s a language unique to the profession, and often needs explaining to the other parts of the business. We’re not the only ones guilty of that. Marketing have their communications, PR and messaging. Operations have their opportunity cost, rate cards and utilisation targets. Sales have their… erm… sales targets?

In a post not long ago, I wrote about soft skills not being soft, and Meg Peppin wrote a post about how we’re not pink and fluffy.

Let’s follow this through a bit.

I want and believe can be their best self. But what is that? Be your best self. It’s such an alien phrase in everyday language, and doesn’t mean a lot to most people. What do you mean be my best self? Is my…

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Paul Rasmussen is one of Australia’s most widely read Vocational Education and Training Commentators. He provides deep, unbiased analysis and insights not only on topical issues, but also on the underlying structure and policy which supports the industry. His writing and analysis has been praised for its uncompromising and thought provoking style and its ability to focus on the issues of real importance to the sector. He has advised various government departments and ministers, training providers, public and private organisations, not for profits and small to medium enterprises on the VET sector and the issues and opportunities facing it. He is one of Australia’s most awarded learning professionals and a regular speaker at a range of conventions and forums. His extensive experience in vocational education, and learning and development coupled with formal qualifications in philosophy, ethics, business and education management allow Paul to provide a unique view of the road ahead and how to navigate it.

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