Posts Tagged Leadership

Giving Thanks for Turkey Stuffing & Lifelong Learning

windingroadPeople often say to us, “Wow, you’re lucky! You have everything you wished for.” We politely respond with a ‘thank you’…but what we really want to say is that both ‘luck’ and ‘wishes’ had nothing to do with it.

With (US) Thanksgiving only a few days away, we do believe that this is a good time to reflect. We reflected upon our successes and the good fortune that we experience in our personal and professional lives. Read the rest of this entry »

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Return on Expectations: 7 Critical Flaws that Undermine Training Effectiveness

(This article is originally published by TrainingIndustry.com June 13, 2012 http://bit.ly/KuJe7N)

So, here we go again with another problematic methodology called “return on expectations” (ROE). Just when training professionals are in damage control with the disappointment of “training ROI,” out of the woodwork, comes another “quick-fix” and repackaged methodology trying to demonstrate training impact on business objectives. ROE, however, is a more elusive and misleading approach compared to others that came before. Read the rest of this entry »

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Getting a Winning Attitude: Lessons From an NBA Player

Originally published by Training Industry.com March 7, 2012

I admit that I don’t closely follow basketball or sports in general but you had to be living on another planet not to hear about the recent feats of New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin. Lin literally went from a bench-warming third-string point guard to household name and international star in a matter of weeks.

The overnight success of an unknown and initially undervalued NBA player is an incredible “Cinderella” story but it raises questions for both managers and employees alike. Read the rest of this entry »

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Rules of Engagement: 3 Ways to Gain Employees Commitment

Employee engagement is the “holy grail” for managers. It’s described in a variety of ways but is generally defined as when employees fully invested emotionally, mentally, and physically, so they are focused on achieving the organization’s objectives. Getting people to commit is an elusive aspect to managing people that is as easily obtained, as it is lost. And the feeling is the same for employees where from one day to the next commitment is gained or gone in an instant. Read the rest of this entry »

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A Perfect Workplace “Storm” is Forming…

The perfect storm is forming in the workplace if it hasn’t occurred already. Employees are coping with an unpredictable economy, increasing personal debt-levels and taxes, daily gridlock, over-worked, under paid, and facing precarious employment conditions. It’s safe to say that the anger threshold is very high and volatile. Read the rest of this entry »

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