A retrospective on what one has learned is a defined, finite, and perhaps censored perspective. A reflection on what one is learning is a broad, ongoing, and candid documentary.
This is fundamentally the purpose of The Avid Doer; a learner’s documentary and insight into people development, work, business, leadership skills and career management, but in useful and quick-to-read snippets.
Learning this way means that knowledge is shared from learner to learner in order for readers to gain first-hand, helpful insight into the world of work to better manage their careers.
From business psychology to people development; from career management to leadership soft skills; and from employee engagement to workplace culture management; this is where I, and guest writers, shove thoughts and discoveries into one spot, refining them into concise and useful tidbits of insight for readers (with any luck).
The site also provides readers with a behind-the-scenes peek into the process of me writing my latest book on career development.
Check out fresh entries on the Journal.
“Become a documentarian of what you do” – Austin Kleon.
CHARLES GOFF-DEAKINS Assoc CIPD
I’m an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), HR policy specialist, and senior HR professional, advising managers how to look after their teams. I’m also an HR writer, career development blogger and editor, international speaker*, hungry learner and documentarian. Oh, and an avid doer, of course.
I live in the Peak District, UK, with my husband. He’s an avid doer too, and an awesome writer.
*I was a speaker once at an international conference, so I’m milking it for all it’s worth
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