The Biggest Professional Development Mistake Leaders Make

September 14, 2016 No Comments

Hand Giving Out Card that Says InvestLeaders often do a great job of investing in their people’s development but more often than not, they make a huge mistake when they do so – they forget to invest in themselves.

I’m passionate about training. Good, applicable leadership training. I spoke with my good friends Jan Rutherford and Jim Vaselopulos of The Leadership Podcast and discussed the shortcomings of how leaders view their own development.

The format for this particular podcast was a little different – it was less of an interview and more of an open conversation like you’d overhear three guys having over a coffee (or, in my case, green tea on account of my heart attacks).

Give the podcast a listen while you sip your coffee this morning. I’m hopeful it will change the way you look at your own professional development.

If you enjoyed that podcast, here’s the one I recorded with Jan and Jim previously. Enjoy!

So there you go – a couple of great conversations with some really interesting leaders. I hope you enjoyed the perspectives! Please share them if you did and subscribe to their podcast. They’re turning out some great stuff!

If you want to avoid the pitfalls of not investing in your own development and you’d like to further your learning, join us at Executive Insight 16 on November 10-11 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. It’s two days full of great learning and insights on leadership topics delivered by experienced executives on the thoughtLEADERS team. Learn more at

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Mike Figliuolo at thoughtLEADERS, LLC

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