70:20:10 Development Plans

Did you know that employees learn most of what they need through their job? In fact, most experts agree 70% of professional development comes from on-the-job experience.

That doesn’t mean we don’t learn in other ways. Around 20% of learning comes from mentoring, feedback, job shadowing, and other social experiences. Ironically, only 10% of learning comes from formal training such as an eLearning, a seminar, or watching training videos.

So, what does that mean for your employees or yourself? Develop a 70:20:10 plan that captures what you want to learn about and how you will do it.

For example:

Focus Areas 
(based on self-assessment, manager and employee input)

70% on the job

20% social learning
(with Manager + Mentor)

10% formal learning
(training / individual assignments)
Presentation SkillsProvide training sessions / lunch and learns or other public speaking type experiences for peers or other teams.Work with your manager to identify a mentor who demonstrates strong public speaking skills and can help you develop your own skills.Watch Phil Waknell TEDx on the Three Magic Ingredients of Amazing Presentations
Planning + OrganizingWork with your manager to identify tasks that you can pick up to get more practice with planning and organizing such as scheduling, payroll, project plan, etc.Discuss the 6 High Performance Habits from the High Performance Habits Book summary.
•What three skills can you develop so you’ll be more successful over this next year?
•Review Insights #1 and #2 and discuss ways you can make a difference to those you serve.
High Performance Habits (book summary)
4 Ways to Improve Your Strategic Thinking Skills (HBR Article)
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World (LinkedIn Learning)
Strategic Thinking (LinkedIn Learning): Learn More
Sample 70:20:10 Professional Development Plan

Above are examples of on-the-job tasks/activities (70%), social learning – mentor/manager/learner questions (20%) and ‘formal’ learning – articles, presentations, and trainings (10%) in the above example. Would you like a personal/professional roadmap for your own use? Contact us and during a 30-minute call we will co-create your 70:20:10 initial framework. Within a couple of days we will have a formal customized plan ready for you.

Mentoring | Coaching | Consulting Comparison Chart

We receive a lot of questions about mentoring, coaching, and our consulting services. Here is a comparison chart that outlines the goals, relationship factors, role of emotions in the partnership, and the process for how it works (high level). Contact us to discuss your needs further and we would be honored to provide the best service in alignment with your goals.

en / em dash/hyphen – I had no idea!

So, I’ve taken journalism classes, I’m technically a published writer and have been for years. Even wrote for magazines and newspapers early in my career. I am open to learning new things. However, I just learned something that I’m shaking my head wondering does it really matter?

One of my proofreaders came back with an edit around using a hyphen. She suggested using an em dash instead of a hyphen. Say what?

I dug into a bit more and learned there are en and em dashes and hyphens.

Ok, so here’s how it works:

Confused? I shared this with Jeff and Emma (The J and E in the business name of JCE) thinking, ok, this could be an interesting conversation. I received a couple versions of responses via text – both representing the sentiment I kind of have — WTF???? I just broke a few rules with the prior sentence, but once again. Who technically cares. Well, my proofreader did. I’ll be honest, Word doesn’t correct any of the above examples either, so it must not be that big of deal. Thoughts?

We had another conversation too – around the use of a or an. A unicorn? An unicorn? A unanimous decision? An unanimous decision. I could swear that I was taught to use ‘a’ infront of consonants and ‘an’ in front of vowels. Yes, sort of – only in front of the sounds of a vowel or a consonant, so you have to sound it out. Emma is right, English is soooo confusing.

If you want to learn more about grammar/punctuation, I found a cool just in time resource. let me know what you think. Good luck with the em/en/hyphens. Looks like next time I will address slashes! 🙂


Working Through Burnout – Complete the Stress Response Cycle

I have been presenting to healthcare groups about burnout and stress since ‘new normal’ kicked in… One of the most well-received resources I have shared is from Drs Emily and Amelia Nagoski called Burnout: The Secret to Solving the Stress Cycle. Although the book is an incredible and easy read, I have found various podcasts and videos that effectively summarize their findings.

Watch the below 7:00 video and listen to a bit of the science behind stress response and practical strategies that support stress release.

Note: although much of their focus is on women, the true focus is on anyone who is a ‘human giver’ and finds themselves burned out by giving too much. My hubby, Jeff, completely resonated with their explanations of the stress cycle and working through emotions. Men often face a silent struggle as they are taught ‘boys don’t cry’ and ‘to be strong’ — doesn’t mean they don’t experience feelings, emotions, stress, and burnout. If you choose to read the book or watch the below video, consider replacing the word ‘woman’ with ‘human’.

Print Friendly + PDF

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I love printing out favorite recipes, capturing screen information, and research for work. Not trying to waste paper or kill trees, I just am old school once in awhile and do much better on paper than digital at times. I don’t need all the headers, footers, images, and ads though. Using Print Friendly + PDF is a dream! I use the Chrome Extension and makes my life so much simpler.