Brian Gongol Show on WHO Radio - September 28, 2014

Brian Gongol


The Brian Gongol Show can be heard on WHO Radio in Des Moines, Iowa on 1040 AM or streaming online at WHORadio.com. The show airs from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Central Time on Saturday afternoons. Podcasts of show highlights are also available.


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Why a company shouldn't develop its employees

Reasons not to develop your employees:

A little more on development

It's easy for companies and organizations to throw out buzzwords like "learning community" or "life-long learning". It really has to go much deeper than just boilerplate or catch phrases -- it's no good to substitute coursework and syllabi and rigid old training programs substituting for actual learning. Too many young people think that when they leave school, they'll be done with learning. The reality is that once you leave school, every day is a pop quiz -- and you never know what exactly is going to be on the test. You frequently have to write the syllabus for yourself, and nobody makes you do your homework. It really has to be curiosity-driven more than formal, but it also has to be relentless.