When the boss needs trainingHR should first look within to handle this dicey issueBy Susanne Biro12/01/2008|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/02/2008 It is 10 a.m. and the manager has already completed a solid three hours at the office. He knows it will be a long day, and he will probably only complete one-third of all that should be done. Then he receives an e-mail from HR about a two-day development event. “They must be kidding,” he thinks. “Who can attend training at a time like this? They truly have no idea what I am up against. I’ll just have to get out of it.”The above scenario is the reality of many time-cramped senior leaders. So how does an HR professional convince them to actively engage in development initiatives that are critical to both their careers and the company’s long-term success? To borrow from Canadian scholar Marshall McLuhan: “The medium is the message.” In other words, it is not the message but the characteristics of the messenger that can have the most influence.The messenger To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.