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It has been almost 2 years since becoming a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, and I can honestly say I LOVE the career I have chosen! There are several reasons why I am happy to go to my job every day, but mainly I enjoy the relationships I build with each patient. I am teaching them something new with every visit and trying to make a difference in the way they feel. But, do they have any idea what they are teaching me?
With each patient I build on my relationship skills and gain more insight into the dynamic I share with each individual. I am intrigued by how people learn and understand and it is fun figuring how to connect with patients on that level.
What prevents us from making the changes we know will make us more effective leaders?
Great question. I may be the only executive educator who actually measures whether the participants in my leadership development courses actually do what I teach--and then measures if they are seen as becoming more effective leaders.
At the end of my sessions, I ask leaders (who have received 360-degree feedback) to follow up with their co-workers and ask for ongoing ideas about how they can continue to become more effective. A year later, about 70% do some version of this recommended follow-up (as reported by their...