chapter 1 Make Every Day a Development Day

WHEN WE SUGGESTED TO JOE that he make every day a development day for his staff, he just about jumped out of his chair. “I’ve been trying to get two people to a required training course for the last five weeks and just can’t work out the schedule. I am up to my eyeballs in projects and paperwork. How can I possibly make every day a development day? Sorry, but that’s just nuts!”

You can probably relate to this harried manager. Good managers know how important it is to develop their people, but actually finding the time to do so is a challenge for them. Let’s face it, it’s a challenge for anyone in business these days. Fortunately, there are ways to go beyond what Joe saw as “nuts” (as in crazy) to nuts-and-bolts ...

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