Training versus development

Corn stalks
Using new iPhone 7 Plus camera depth effect.


Pennsylvania barn
Barn near the Nursing home.


Weather vane
We talked for an hour about true North.


Training versus development.

Train for compliance.

Develop for commitment.

Compliance shouldn’t be taken in a negative context here. Compliance is when employees (and children) and doing exactly what they should be doing, exactly when it should be.

Commitment, however, is doing more than you are paid (or as children, expected) to do and to do it willingly, and to do it all the time.

Last night, i let the 10-grader lead the adult conversation and drive us to a resolution.

While his initiative was not good (perhaps from a trained parent-child relationship), his execution was stellar.

A huge step in development.




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