How Do I Select the “Right” People for Supervisor Roles?

In the natural progression of your organization, you as a hiring manager will have to fill vacant supervisory roles.  Of course, you can look outside for talent but it’s far more valuable to identify and promote current individual contributors to these roles.  You intuitively look for the most successful workers you have: the ones who…

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Instructional Designers Build the Bridge To Success

The complexities of customized training are abundant and challenging to navigate.  We hear regularly from businesses that want to offer training but just are not sure where to start and who should be involved. They have a goal and an end game but no plan on how to achieve it.  IPS recommends that you consider…

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Distance Learning: A modern approach to educating across larger organizational platforms

We are rapidly approaching the year 2020 and in the current and more modern educational industry, there are more institutions and learning platforms that are accommodating distance learners, participants, and overall audiences. Apart from the technological advances in education we have had over the past decade, these modern day practices are becoming more common to…

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Essentials of a Successful Training Kick-Off

You just created the best organizational training plan ever and you are ready to roll!  Or are you?  Have you planned the kick-off? Why do you need a kick-off meeting and what exactly is that anyway? If you have ever participated in a major training endeavor for your company you may or may not have…

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“How Not To Sink Your Organization”—by a Submarine Commander

In the video “Greatness” David Marquet (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqmdLcyES_Q) shares his experiences as a submarine commander.  You won’t get caught up in military speak as he tells his story.  It’s very relatable and the hand-drawn graphics are really entertaining. Marquet presents an excellent challenge for leaders everywhere and steps to organizational greatness.  He points away from command…

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Preparing for Training: Applying Change Management Models

Change happens—we risk failure if we don’t manage it thoughtfully and carefully. There are many models that provide guidance in preparing for managing the change and ensuring the changed behavior sticks. A few of the more common models include Lewin’s Change Management Model, McKinsey 7 S Framework, and Kotter’s 8-Step Change Model.

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How LEAN is your Thinking?!

What keeps you up late at night? Is it the dishes you didn’t wash? The game you missed on T.V.? Well, if you are anything like me, the things that keep me up late at night have nothing to do with my personal life; they are all work related! Countless times, I have stressed about…

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WHO..?? ME..?? Dealing with Implicit Bias in the Workplace

“What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.” Abraham Maslow   If you glance at the paper on any given day, you will find articles describing customers’ or employees’ real-life experiences of outright bias due to gender, racial, cultural, sexual orientation, or age differences. Most recently a prominent coffee…

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The Origins of Organizational Culture

First blog of a three-part series   Organizational culture is a major determining factor in the success of an organization and considered by many as one of the most powerful effects on how an organization thinks and behaves.  Organizational culture is found to be applicable in every business around the globe but the types of…

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