Hacking Past a Boomer Block: A Hack for Young Business Professionals

I’m an old guy, a boomer. Generally I abhor categorizing people by the year they were born. However, I love alliteration, hence Boomer block. So shoot me. Hacking past a Boomer block is something you may need to use. To categorize and stereotype people born in the same era isn’t much different than saying all [...]

By |2020-10-15T13:45:47+00:00October 15th, 2020|Training|0 Comments

The Key Ingredient to Successfully Working from Home

I've read a lot recently about working from home, most of it good. Points such as dress for work, have a designated work space, and set boundaries are all good advice. However, time after time I see "set work hours" as integral piece of the puzzle to successfully working form home. From my experience punching [...]

By |2020-03-30T16:47:18+00:00March 30th, 2020|Training|Comments Off on The Key Ingredient to Successfully Working from Home

How to Improve Your Listening Skills in 5 Minutes a Day

Last week I attended a networking event. Another attendee introduced herself and began a conversation about leadership training, something near and dear to me. She’d read some of my posts on leadership and wanted to discuss leadership training at her business. This is who I want to talk to. It’s what I hoped to find [...]

By |2019-09-23T13:42:25+00:00September 23rd, 2019|Training|Comments Off on How to Improve Your Listening Skills in 5 Minutes a Day

Training Isn’t One Size Fits All

I was talking with a group of mid-level managers last week about conflict resolution when the topic of corrective action came up. We discussed when corrective action should be taken or more accurately when it shouldn’t. When a team or individual doesn’t deliver the expected activity or results a manager should determine the causes before [...]

By |2019-04-22T13:51:18+00:00April 22nd, 2019|Training|Comments Off on Training Isn’t One Size Fits All

Why You Should Set Expectations with Trainees from Day One

A few years ago, I took over the sales training for one of the top 50 home remodelers in America. Their recruiting and hiring processes were good, and from what I saw they hired people that should be able to do the job. The company needed to set expectations. They had an intense and thorough [...]

By |2018-10-11T13:48:22+00:00October 10th, 2018|Training|Comments Off on Why You Should Set Expectations with Trainees from Day One
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