Executive leaders, try giving your people time to learn 9 minutes at 9:00 AM every day. Give them the space so that they don’t have any meetings booked in their diary. 

What does it look like in practice?

For the first 15 minutes of every day, they get time to grab a cup of tea/ coffee, and they sit down and watch a video for nine minutes. They’ll read some article. 

9 minutes at 9am every day and get people into the habit of that. Give people permission to do that. 

Why giving 4 hrs weekly may not work…

I hear so often about these programs where you give people 4 hours a week to do learning. 

The problem? You then you give them 44 hours of work to do in a 40-hour week. 

They never get time to do that learning, and that’s why you are responsible for the personal development of your people. 

Aren’t we all responsible for personal development?

Unless you give people the space, it’s not going to happen. They need the slack to learn. 

That means you’re not going to have them planned for all the hours of the week. You’re going to give them nine minutes at 9:00 AM that is my suggestion. 

Thank you.

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