Improvement: Increasing the Service Provider’s Abilities
Updated: Jul 6, 2020
Counselors and Coaches: are you increasing your skills so as to be a good model for your clients? Are you mindful of your weaknesses so you can improve your services? Does your calendar look like you are stuck in past routines or focused on the future? Improvement is not a dirty word, if you accept the fact that no one is perfect. Don’t let your services become stagnant – schedule time for improving your mindset, abilities, services… and watch the ripple effect take place in your work and life. ~ Melanie Reinersman, firstname.lastname@example.org
FOCUS ON: Think of Change as a Positive
You cannot do the same things you have always done and still expect to change for the better. To avoid being stagnant, do something different, even if it means acknowledging your fear and starting small. Read more from ThinkPositive30.com
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: Where You Can Always Learn
You need a trusted source of education and professional organizations offer many opportunities (think webinars, conferences, periodicals). The unique characteristics of each association allows for growth in specific areas while covering emerging trends and technologies. Read more strategic imperatives of membership organizations.
FOR PRACTITIONERS: Continuous Improvement in an Organization
A culture of improvement involves every person in the organization. No matter how minor your role, go ahead and share with others your small, incremental improvements. Always communicate the goals of the organization during improvement activities and allow for feedback. To maintain the culture, strategically use visual cues (e.g., bulletin boards that track progress), which keep improvements at the forefront. Read more about how to start, spread, and sustain an improvement culture in your organization.
COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY: Should You Get a Ph.D?
Time, money, commitments, and quality of life experiences ultimately factor into the decision about pursuing a doctorate. Also consider reasons you should NOT pursue higher ed: you can’t find a job, you “just want to help people,” or you want to work on understanding your own issues. Improving yourself via education is only wrong or right when all angles are considered. Read more from Careers in Psychology.
TOP TEN: Reasons to Challenge Yourself
It is obvious that to grow as an individual you need to challenge yourself. Similarly, to advance your career you should face tasks that you thought you could not. It is equally important to also improve yourself if you want to achieve peace and happiness. Read all ten reasons to challenge yourself.
“Faultfinding without suggestions for improvement is a waste of time.” - Ralph C. Smedley
“You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for his own improvement and, at the same time, share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.” - Marie Curie