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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Lessons in Rolling Out Training Projects Successfully

Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI) defines project management as “the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to a broad range of activities in order to meet the requirements of a particular project.” This definition doesn’t tell the reader much about the day to day work and responsibilities of a project manager. While each organization…

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Five Practices to Develop Gratitude and Become More Resilient

What are the components of resilience? Grit, determination, mental skills, mentally strong? Absolutely, but when I was first trained in Resilience I was totally surprised that gratitude was one of the fundamental skills. Not the first time my initial impressions were wrong when learning a new skill or set of skills. Gratitude: a feeling of…

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Unleashing Our Inner Strength

Business Leaders and their HR Managers are continually searching for ways to make their organizations and people stronger, more effective, and more productive in their jobs. Training, coaching, performance management, and engagement programs are just a few of the solutions that fight for the limited time and attention of HR managers. New to this menu…

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Learning at the Speed You Need!

As Learning and Development Professionals, we spend a lot of time thinking about how to make training more effective. During the design and development phase of the ADDIE process, we consider the many factors that influence the impact of training. Are the participants learning concepts or hands-on skills? Will they need to practice new ways…

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Where do all the Good Employees go and why are they Leaving?

Are you losing your best and brightest employees to competitors? Does the cost of finding, hiring, onboarding and training a new employee keep you up at night? If it doesn’t, it should! Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) research tells us that the average cost to hire a new employee is $4,129 and takes 42…

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