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"Not Many of you should become teachers, my brothers and sisters, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strickness."  James 3:1.  ESV. 


"Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the 'naturals', the ones who somehow know how to teach."  Peter Drucker

Employee Ownership Development (EOD) Model

STEEDS is my Stuart Training, Education, and Employee Development Services site.  I'm a senior talent development leader.  I've worked developing the skills of those around me, above and especially those below me for over 25 years.  I believe in the value of preparation to succeed in life.  Luck favors the prepared.  Maybe that's a holdover from my days as a Boy Scout, but I've always tried to be prepared for whatever adventure life offered me.   I've captured a few of the things I've written over the last couple of years related to talent development in general in this web site.  I'm always interested in learning more and in your feedback.  Use the CONTACT page to email me or just click on the link at the bottom of every page.  As they say on APT:  "LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERYDAY!"

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Here's what I'm reading this month.

Atomic Habits

Ok everyone, this book is a life changer.  Even at my advancing age and declining intellect, this one is a keeper. James Clear has a very simple yet powerful way to change your habits and make positive changes in your life. His simple yet effective steps to change your habits and the way he breaks them down and explains why we do things, things that we like and even things we don't like are quite extraordinary.  I strongly recommend this book to everyone, adults, teens, retired, it doesn't matter.  Get this book!

  • ISBN 9780735211292

Available for about $15 in all the various Amazon formats

STEEDS MISSION STATEMENT:  I'm a big believer in Talent Development.  But talent development doesn't just happen.  Everyone needs guidance to develop talent.  I believe in successive approximations; that is, gradually providing guidance through telling, training, transfer of responsibility and finally fully trusting the worker to successfully complete the assigned task.  I believe talent development is task specific.  That is, a person can complete a given task very successfully, but fail completely at an unrelated task.  It's our job as leaders, trainers, educators and managers to ensure a full spectrum of employee success by developing our people in all of their tasks.  As we develop them in each task their overall ability and thus their value to the organization will grow accordingly. My Employee Ownership Development (EOD) Model is designed to focus on developing task specific skills which then aid the employee in successful task completion which then leads to a spiral development of increasing skills and employee responsibility and task ownership.  I'm convinced based on my years in leadership and management positions and my many research projects that employees who take responsibility for their tasks will consistently do a better job. 


I offer my expertise to any organization in need of talent development expertise in any of the areas in which I'm skilled, pro bono and time available.  Why free you ask?  Because I've been at this a long time and I've seen many organizations in need of consultation in learning skills but either had no budget for outside help or were afraid the consultant was only interested in providing just a taste of success until more funding came through for additional work.  Don't let these issues stop your organization from becoming as successful at learning events as it can be.  I never share my client's names with other clients.  It's a privacy thing!   Either way, I’m glad to provide what I know about learning and organizational development to you and your organization on a “time available” basis.  I only charge for travel outside the local area and any specialized material that you may need.



  To become the person my dog thinks I am and ...

  • I will be a sought out colleague and friend by sharing my skills like organization, responsibility, leadership, compassion and mutual respect for all, so that those around me may be influenced and encouraged to live positively and fruitfully.

  • I will live each day with joyfulness and authenticity and seek to attract others who long to share their true passion, love, and faith so that together, we may make a difference in people’s lives by helping them face challenging situations with enthusiasm and strength. 

  • I  will look at situations from a positive light and remember that I could find myself in anyone's shoes and appreciate and enjoy life situations more.  My positive outlook will bring me closer to friends, family, co-workers and send positive energy to those around me.

  • I  will learn something new every day and promote the value of learning to others.




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