90 Second Leadership – Creating a Recruiting Culture: Style
The last component of creating a recruiting culture is style. Style is how you equip and train your people. Today, it’s difficult to gather all your people in one place, at one time for training. Even when we do, we often train to the lowest common denominator in the room. Why? Because we continue to treat ourselves as a sage on the stage instead of a guide on the side. When we do that, we’re only focusing on one level of competence.
We have developed a training philosophy that is both high-tech and high touch and it allows us to address the different levels of competence in the room. It’s called flipping the classroom. In the flipped classroom, attendees watch training prior to the group gathering time. Doing so allows various levels of training on the same subject to be administered. Depending on each person’s level of competence, they’ll see different training. When they gather, they sit in circles, not rows, to debrief and discuss the training they have viewed. Each attendee is no longer a spectator but a participant in the conversation and in the group. And the group is learning together because each has a different level of competency, experiences, and knowledge and to offer the other people at the table in their own personal development.
Flipping the classroom helps seasoned leaders engage in the development of others and positions them to recruit the right people into higher levels of leadership.
Now that you understand the importance of this style of training and development, what are you going to do about it?