My Organization Doesn’t Invest in My Development
Invest in Yourself!
5 Great Resources to Get You Started (For a lot less than you think).
Most companies, especially growing companies or startups, don’t have the time or money to send you to management or leadership training. So, don’t complain about it, do something about it.
As Warren Buffett said: “The best investment you can make is in yourself. Because the more you learn, the more you earn.”
Skip a night out with friends and invest your time and money in some of the best leadership and management development resources in the world. Here are 5 that I believe will get you started and keep your development on the right track:
The Down Payment: KOLBE A ($55)
You have to know yourself before you can lead anyone else. This test reveals your modus operandi, essentially helping you understand your strengths and how to leverage them to maximize your potential.
Please make this investment! You will thank me.
Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell by Oren Harari ($10)
Colin Powell believes, “Leadership is the art of accomplishing more than the science of management says is possible.” It is not a biography, but a practical, battle-tested book that will impact your leadership practice immediately.
Having worked briefly with Powell and his team, I can personally attest that he made an impact on my career and leadership style in just the short time I spent with him and his team.
Far and away, “The Daily Alert” is the most valuable email I get every morning. It is a compilation of HBRs most relevant and interesting content. If you have a question or issue about management, HBR has it covered.
Worth the $10/month!
Google ReWork: Training for New Managers (FREE!)
Google is literally laying out its step by step training and tools for new managers for FREE! Having worked there, I believe Google has developed one of the best corporate leadership training programs in the world.
I love Google.
R2 Leadership Institute ($50)
The R2 Leadership Institute is an online training platform for new and developing managers. It offers impactful and relevant training in bite-sized 5 minutes episodes. Unique to R2, it also offers mentorship and communication channels to answer questions and continue your development with a personal touch.
R2 is launching all its content in December, but it is offering its first 100 subscribers 2 years of value, if you sign up today.
Overall, leadership resources are all available online to begin your development journey. While you may need to make an investment in yourself, I can guarantee it will be worth it.