Saturday, October 22, 2011

Tip Of The Day: Don't Give Them A Principle, Give Them An Example

When you're training or coaching, it's tempting to give people a general principle and follow it up with applications. Resist that temptation. We learn best when we get a concrete example first and then the principle. You can make things even more effective if you give several examples and let your team members develop the principle. It takes longer than just telling them the principle, but the learning is better.

Concrete first. Abstract second.

Thanks to Wally Bock's Three Star Leadership Blog


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