August 22, 2014

The Transformational Leader: Story of the Seed

THE STORY  A successful business man was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to… [more]

The Transformational Leader:  Story of the Seed The Transformational Leader:  Story of the Seed

How Does Social Media Play a Role in Training?

Social media is not just a generational fad of the millenials and Gen Y.  Organizations are doing more… [more]

How Does Social Media Play a Role in Training? How Does Social Media Play a Role in Training?

DISC or MBTI? How about Emotional Intelligence (EI)?

This week I have been reviewing job descriptions seeking candidates with Myers-Briggs Type Indicator… [more]

DISC or MBTI?  How about Emotional Intelligence (EI)? DISC or MBTI?  How about Emotional Intelligence (EI)?

Public Speaking: Articulate You and Your Business for Increased Profits

Speaking in front of groups is scary for many business professionals.  Public speaking is a skill that… [more]

Public Speaking: Articulate You and Your Business for Increased Profits Public Speaking: Articulate You and Your Business for Increased Profits

COMMUNICATION: Executives Telling the Whole Story? Or, is Part of the Story Enough?

I received a communication requesting recommendations for how to open up communication within the organization. … [more]

COMMUNICATION:  Executives Telling the Whole Story?  Or, is Part of the Story Enough? COMMUNICATION:  Executives Telling the Whole Story?  Or, is Part of the Story Enough?
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The Transformational Leader: Story of the Seed

THE STORY  A successful business man was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business.  Instead of choosing one of his Directors or his children, he decided to do something different.  He called all the young executives in his company together. He said, "It is time for me to step down and choose the next CEO.  I have decided to choose one of you."  The young executives were shocked, but the boss continued.  "I am going to give each one of you a seed … [Read More...]

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How Does Social Media Play a Role in Training?

Social media is not just a generational fad of the millenials and Gen Y.  Organizations are doing more with less and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.  This means even after economic rebound, companies will likely keep the belts tightened.  Investments in people are under the microscope.  Payroll has been typically one of the larger investments a company makes.  And, like with any investment today, companies want to maximize their ROI.  Many companies have discovered … [Read More...]

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DISC or MBTI? How about Emotional Intelligence (EI)?

This week I have been reviewing job descriptions seeking candidates with Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) experience.  And, this week I was asked a question by a colleague wanting to transition from technical training to doing leadership training.  He asked which is the preferred of the two psychometrically proven Jungian (Carl Jung) based, behavioral assessment tools, MBTI and DISC.  Personally, I find human behavior fascinating and his question meant he was really giving this … [Read More...]

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Informal Learning: Are Your Maximizing Your Full Learning Potential?

Let me ask you this. What do you feel makes an organization cutting edge when it comes to a learning and development strategy?  Recently, I was asked this question in an interview.  This question came up because they asked my why I listed Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn among my learning technology experience.  The answer of course goes deeper than having the latest and greatest technology or the best classroom.  Companies that invest in informal learning are shown to have sustainable … [Read More...]

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Public Speaking: Articulate You and Your Business for Increased Profits

Speaking in front of groups is scary for many business professionals.  Public speaking is a skill that carries throughout the workplace and into our personal lives.  Expressing oneself effectively takes skill and constant practice.  In business, you do not G-E-T unless you A-S-K.  What are you leaving on the table? Today, margins are tight and that is not going to be changing anytime soon.  Standing in a corner at a networking event will not get the business.  Keeping quiet about what … [Read More...]