Although my days of listening to Radio 1 are long gone, I have the radio on almost all day, every day and listen to a wide variety of music stations. As such, I’m generally aware of what’s happening in the charts.
As I write this, Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars are number 1 with their track ‘Uptown Funk’. It’s very catchy and just oozes class and talent. I heard that they wrote that track quite quickly when they were just ‘messing about’ in the studio together. Proof if ever it was needed that talent gets the best out of other talent.
It’s exactly the same when you design a training programme. The more talented people that can get involved with it, the better the result will be. Each person inspires others and everyone raises their game, resulting in a programme that is better than any one of those (highly talented) people could create by themselves. That is why:
- The Bespak Management Development programme I designed last year was done so in collaboration with the internal HR team and one of my associates
- The Assistant Manager Development Programme for Johnson Cleaners was designed with input from the Head of Operations and the delegates themselves
- The Brook Leadership and Management Development Programme is being designed with input from the HR team, the Finance Director, selected delegates, and key stakeholders (including young people and trustees)
I COULD have gone in with a pre-designed programme, or something that I’d created all by myself. It would have been GOOD. However, working alongside talented people in these organisations resulted in us all being inspired and motivated to deliver more. We encouraged each other out of our comfort zones. We dared to do something new. We were able to build on each other’s ideas and create a much BETTER programme. The more the merrier.
With this in mind, we can only wonder what would have happened that day in the studio if Ed Sheeran had been there too!