FURTHER TO POSTS on leadership development (“Why developing leaders is hard…” and “Developing Good Leaders…“), here’s a great slideshow by Steve Dale (@stephendale), on:

“… taking responsibility for personal & professional development in order to remain ‘relevant’ in a sometimes chaotic and fast-changing environment”

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Beyond wanting to “remain relevant”, personal development, that is, broadening your knowledge, adding new skills, gaining mastery in old ones, and shaping your own character, are vital to success, which, ultimately, means happiness.