Curated by Janice Criddle
Sometimes, you just need information. Whether you are a seasoned coach, a leader developing subordinates, or working on your own development needs, I highly recommend this book.
For Your Improvement: A Guide for Development and Coaching, is a wonderful reference book intended to provide immediate guidance for specific needs. The authors, Michael M. Lombardo and Robert W. Eichinger, have organized thousands of tips for people who want to "get started quickly and see results as soon as they begin executing...."
These tips have been categorized to address 67 Leadership Competencies (such as Delegation or Interpersonal Savvy), 10 Performance Dimensions (such as Use of Resources or Customer Impact), 19 Career Stallers and Stoppers (such as Poor Administrator or Arrogant), and 7 International Focus Areas (such as Global Business Knowledge or Cross-Cultural Agility).
I love this book for its straightforward approach, ease of use, depth of research and breadth of subjects. This 2-minute video provides a quick overview of the convenient chapter formatting.
|Video Book Club: FYI - For Your Improvement|
In addition, I think the book is worth buying because of its diverse functionality. You can use it for diagnosis, coaching, providing feedback, developing job descriptions, setting performance standards, delivering performance appraisals, preparing for interviews...and the list goes on.
FYI is available at Amazon and from the Center for Creative Leadership's Bookstore. CCL has the best price for a new 5th Edition. Amazon has great prices for used 4th Editions.