Wait What? You Want Me to Give a Meeting? 

Your boss has asked you to give a meeting. OK, you were kind of told you were giving the meeting. But wait—you hate meetings!? There are too many, and they're too long. The last thing anyone needs is another boring one-hour lecture. Are you to be a part of something you despise? Calm down and take some deep breaths. With a little planning, you can [...]

By |2024-05-14T17:10:55+00:00May 16th, 2024|Training|0 Comments

What Are Your Employees Sharing on Social Media?

So, what are your employees sharing on social media? A friend  shared a work related incident I suspect many of us could sympathize with. Employees were sharing images of work they'd completed for customers on their personal social media accounts. They were proud of the work and wanted the world to see. Unfortunately, one of [...]

By |2024-04-24T19:15:04+00:00April 25th, 2024|Training|0 Comments

Why Onboarding Should Be Ongoing

Yes, onboarding should be ongoing because when it's not, it's forgotten. Onboarding is a trendy term with multiple meanings, but most people aren't sure what it means. Let me clarify by sharing my definition. Simply put, it's preparing a new hire for their position. Not all onboarding is equal. Yes, giving a new teammate a [...]

By |2023-11-13T19:04:52+00:00November 14th, 2023|Training|Comments Off on Why Onboarding Should Be Ongoing

The Importance of Follow-up Training

Understanding the importance of follow-up training became clear while I was working with two corporate staff members on leadership training and management development with their teams. One of the managers asked what he should expect from follow-up with his team. We had just held the first meeting of a new class on leadership. The topic [...]

By |2023-10-31T14:12:17+00:00October 31st, 2023|Training|Comments Off on The Importance of Follow-up Training

How To Improve Employee Training Retention

Employee training retention especially with new trainees may be the biggest organizational training failure. A lack of follow-up training is not only common it's typical. So, why is follow up training critical? How much do trainees forget? "Research on the forgetting curve (Figure 1) shows that within one hour, people will have forgotten an average [...]

By |2023-10-04T18:04:53+00:00August 29th, 2023|Training|Comments Off on How To Improve Employee Training Retention

How to Control and Limit Interruptions   

Knowing how to control and limit interruptions is essential, particularly during critical times when you need to focus on important tasks. Uncontrolled interruptions can be devastating to your time management. Consider establishing a system to take messages from team members, vendors, and clients to minimize interruptions. Interruptions can significantly impact productivity, leading to mistakes and [...]

By |2023-07-17T18:44:04+00:00July 18th, 2023|Leadership, Training|Comments Off on How to Control and Limit Interruptions   

3 Ways Understanding Parkinson’s Law Leads to More Productive Meetings

Are you ready to conduct more productive meetings? Whether virtual or face-to-face, meetings can adversely drain your organization. Not only as a time waster but also as a culture deflator. Have you attended meetings that you thought were a waste of time? How did that make you feel about the organization and its leadership? It [...]

By |2023-06-19T16:30:56+00:00June 20th, 2023|Presenting, Training|Comments Off on 3 Ways Understanding Parkinson’s Law Leads to More Productive Meetings

Pick One

I'm serious, pick one and only one. At the beginning of most leadership training sessions, which I facilitate, I state my goal. Everyone is to pick one action to commit to from the meeting. I recently realized I wasn't holding myself accountable to being clear about only picking one and why only one. Why Only [...]

By |2023-06-13T14:24:33+00:00June 13th, 2023|Training|Comments Off on Pick One

New Employee Common Mistakes Checklist   

I didn't come up with this new employee common mistakes checklist. A group of department team leaders did. I facilitate bi-weekly leadership development meetings with six team leaders. They're all involved with training new hires. In our last meeting, we discussed the importance of giving new hires clear objective expectations. One of the discussion points [...]

By |2023-10-04T18:05:26+00:00March 28th, 2023|Training|Comments Off on New Employee Common Mistakes Checklist   

The Importance of Follow-Up Training

While working with a corporate staff on leadership development, one of the managers asked what they should expect from follow-up training with their team. We had just held the first meeting of a new class with entry level managers on leadership. The topic was one of my favorites, the need to manage projects but the [...]

By |2023-10-04T18:05:39+00:00February 28th, 2023|Training|Comments Off on The Importance of Follow-Up Training
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