Training Still Matters

Joseph Lalonde

How Chick-Fil-A Understands This I feel extremely fortunate to work for Chick-fil-A ; it’s been an amazing ride for over 30 years. Leaders often ask me, “How do you guys execute so consistently?” However, there are many reasons we’re able to deliver as consistently as we do.

How to Create a Training Plan for your Employees

Women on Business

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How To Lead With Guts (and Have Their Backs)

Let's Grow Leaders

More than anything, your team wants to know you have their backs. They want to know they matter–to you–not just to the company. They want to believe you’d walk through fire for them and to take the proverbial bullet coming from above.

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How to REALLY Listen

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

My friend Jake said, “When someone tells me about a problem, I used to try to help them solve it. We believe that when someone shares a problem, the best response is to help them find a solution. Do you know how to REALLY listen? …

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Say Yes to Training: How to Get Approval for Your Development

Kevin Eikenberry

You might not be satisfied with what you have achieved to date or in a certain area of your life, but you have an achiever’s mindset because you want to get better; you want to make a bigger […]. Personal & Professional Development influence training investments

How to Get Your Employees Excited About Training

Kevin Eikenberry

Precisely because this is your bias, you may find it hard to understand why your team members aren’t anxiously looking forward to attending the training you offer them or is in […].

How To Prepare For Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

R egardless of how old you are, you can always step into the role of a leader. Doing so requires you to prepare for leadership. Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. And he was willing to go to great lengths to prepare.

How to Reduce Employee Turnover with 7 Critical Leadership Skills

Lead Change Blog

In fact, according to a recent CMOE infographic , nearly 50 percent of employees were likely to leave their jobs if they didn’t feel recognized by their managers. Let’s dig into the leadership skills that managers can use to reduce employee turnover and enhance business results.

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Be Great: Learn How to Seek and Receive Feedback

N2Growth Blog

As we enter the New Year, I thought it fitting to delve into a sensitive subject – how to seek and receive professional feedback. So many of us don’t know how to do this effectively. Try to identify the people that truly made a difference to you.

How to Handle Change

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development As market conditions, budgets and consumer needs change, companies will have to adjust to remain successful. Dale Carnegie Training was founded in 1912 by one of America’s most influential speakers and leaders.

Anyone Can Train Themselves to be a Highly Effective Leader

Great Leadership By Dan

Look, I’ve tried hard and made progress, but I can point to any number of areas where I wouldn’t consider myself “highly effective.” To be a highly effective leader, you’ll need both an internal drive - the mindset - and an external framework – the tools - for results.

How to say, “No”

Tony Mayo

Biography of Werner Erhard, the Source of Executive Coaching How to Conduct a "Customer Listening Session" Twitter Log XII Spidertown by Abraham Rodriguez, Jr. Though often attributed to the very busy Lucille Ball , the insight may be as old as civilization. How would that feel?

Six Kinds Of Procrastinators, and How to Help Them Deliver

Lead Change Blog

In college I used to put off studying, often until the night before the exam. Not even because I had more interesting things to do. It may be easy to jump to the conclusion that procrastinators are lazy or lack discipline.

How to Use a Leadership Coach

Next Level Blog

One way to go is to hire an experienced leadership coach that can help you take an objective look at your performance and guide you in the process of making adjustments that will make a positive difference to you, your team and your organization. Lots of organizations have a cadre of trained internal coaches you can call on. Check out what your organization has to offer. Here are some simple and straightforward ideas on how to do that.).

A conversation with Grant McCracken on how to build “a living, breathing culture”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Trained as an anthropologist (Ph.D. University of Chicago), Grant McCracken has studied American culture and commerce for 25 years. He has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show and worked for Timberland, New York Historical Society, Diageo, IKEA, Sesame Street, Nike, the White House, and Netflix. He started the Institute of Contemporary Culture at the […].

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Training vs. Learning: do you want to train? Or have someone learn?

Strategy Driven

Training successfully educates only those who are predisposed to the new material. Others may endeavor to learn during class but may not permanently adopt it. The problem isn't the value of information or the eagerness of the learner: It's a problem with both the training model itself and the way learners learn. How We Learn. For real change (like learning something new) to occur, our system must buy-in to the new or it will be automatically resisted.

How to Delegate Effectively and Minimize the Risk

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Delegating is often one of the hardest things for a manager to do. You give away your authority to make decisions but are still responsible for the outcome if something goes wrong. “If you want the job done right, you have to do it yourself.”

How to Be a Talent Magnet

Let's Grow Leaders

Notice I didn’t entitle this article, How to Build a Talent Empire, which is much less subtle and far less effective. I’ve built a career based on attracting people way smarter than me to do the things I couldn’t possibly do.

Leadership Training Begins in the Home

Ron Edmondson

Guest Post He must manage his household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church? (1 How does God develop them? How do we?

Now THIS Is What I Mean By “Advanced” Training

Crossderry Blog

We’ve had a ton of discussions with clients after the Project Management Institute (PMI)announcement that it would soon demand business and leadership training from its certification holders. Some organizations wanted just the facts – who, what, where, when, why, and how — then were on their way. How do we get better, how do we advance?” So how does this play out in practice?

How to Make Your Undeniable Mark as a Leader

Lead Change Blog

Today we are pleased to introduce you to speaker, coach, and author JoAnn Corley. Well it’s simple only if there is a tangible, measurable way to accomplish it. But I don’t want to use that term because I think that sounds vague.

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How To Deal With 5 Types Of Toxic Employees – Infographic

Joseph Lalonde

That’s why I’m excited to share with you this infographic that shows you the 5 toxic employees you may face and how to deal with them. He’s the one who’s disorganized and resistant to change. Ready to slow progress and goof off.

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How to Lead a Successful Sales Meeting

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Sales meetings are an important process to organizing and motivating staff in order to increase sales and maintain business relationships. Following a few of these tips will help to improve the productivity of [.]

How to Train Reluctant First Level Supervisors

Great Leadership By Dan

I recently asked readers to submit their burning leadership development questions. This question from a Talent Management Vice President, who chose to remain anonymous: “Our org is committed to providing development activities to a first level supervisor population that has limited cognitive ability, little formal education, and generally lacks motivation to learn in the workplace. The key is that it has to be real.

How to Manage Business Transformation and Keep Your Sanity

N2Growth Blog

The business world doesn’t stop just because you need to optimize your operations. No, your business still needs to be able to quickly respond to customer demands with high quality service delivery even when it’s in the midst of great transformation.

How to Lead People Who Know More Than You Do!

Marshall Goldsmith

By Marshall Goldsmith, Alan Mulally & Sam Shriver / Training Industry Magazine Fall 2016. Fundamentally, the ever-increasing presence of the Knowledge Worker threatens to render our traditional assumptions about top-down leadership obsolete.

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One Common Interviewing Mistake That Will Cost You the Job

Let's Grow Leaders

But I just got an email from him saying that although I was qualified, he was worried about my passion for training!!! You KNOW how passionate I am about training– it’s my life! Wanting to appear flexible and interested in learning the business he said, “sure.”

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Learn How to Manage Stress

Coaching Tip

Eighty-five percent of employees report they are losing sleep due to work-related stress , according to a survey by global talent mobility consulting firm Lee Hecht Harrison. It takes practice to train our minds to focus on positive things. .

How to Build Team Culture One Test at a Time

RapidStart Leadership

How do we build it? To me, the short answer is that culture is shaped most powerfully by what happens when things go wrong. I happened to see this first-hand some years ago when I watched a team on the verge of collapse do something that amazed me. We were down to eight.

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How to Survive Being a Layoff Survivor

Lead Change Blog

We were told to prove we were qualified for our jobs. I still remember that there were 11 criteria to be qualified for my job. Why did I have to prove myself? I was required to provide evidence that I was qualified. Took 24 hours to prep.

How to Cut Through Fake Talk to Increase Employee Engagement

Lead Change Blog

The manager said, “I’ll have my assistant reach out to you next week to schedule some time together.” Frustrated, Will rescheduled the meeting, but his manager missed the meeting to attend a “more important” meeting with the CEO.

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Why You Want to Lead a Team with Transferable Skills and How to Build One

Lead Change Blog

When companies talk about talent development, retention, and succession planning, words like “cross-training,” “knowledge transfer,” and “redundancy” tend to crop-up. According to the 2016 Udemy Workplace Boredom Study , 43 percent of U.S.

How To Promote Continuous Learning In Your Organization

Tanveer Naseer

The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward When it comes to effectively leading teams and organizations in today’s fast-paced, 24/7 global economy, it’s becoming more and more evident that the days of command-and-control leadership are well behind us. That – to paraphrase the quote above – organizations need leaders who don’t just explain or demonstrate the relevance of their vision to those they lead. “The mediocre teacher tells.

How to Launch a Product Like a Rock Star

Strategy Driven

A great distribution plan to sell it. A well formulated Go-To-Market Strategy. In a perfect launch, all of these components are vital to a successful launch. It took years for Apple to gain traction despite offering what critics consider to be a superior operating system.

How to Host a Productive Generational Conversation

Nathan Magnuson

The initial wave of Baby Boomers (many of whom occupied senior leadership roles) was set to begin a mass retirement. In one somewhat morbid sense, the recession turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Generational-oriented training is mainstream.

How to Prevent CEO Disease

Coaching Tip

The mantra at big corporations is "go along to get along." Stopping work on products vital to the bottom line is often incompatible with pleasing the boss. C-level executives tend to be isolated from their corporate stakeholders because most of the information they receive is filtered by subordinates, suppliers, and consultants. Training the Mind. The larger an organization gets, the less likely it is that bad news will travel smoothly up the chain. .

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10 Ways to Make Sure Training Sticks

Great Leadership By Dan

I recently asked readers to submit their burning leadership development questions. This question from Sheryl : “My staff and I have been trained on different communication and learning styles. How do we keep from falling into the same habits and keep what we’ve learned in use?” Great question, and good for Sheryl for recognizing what usually happens after being training in a new skill and wanting to proactively do something about it.

Here’s How to Empower Your Employees

Chart Your Course

Research shows that employee happiness is correlated to business success. If done right, employee empowerment can be the greatest factor to business growth and operational efficiency. Listen to Elsa …and let it go. Feel free to switch up job duties.

5 Big Reasons Staff Training Should Involve E-Learning

Strategy Driven

Every business leader and owner knows that training is critically important to the maintenance of a highly effective staff. What most managers don’t know is that staff training needs to incorporate a diverse types of training methods.

How to Confront an Employee Performance Problem

Great Leadership By Dan

This post was recently published on SmartBlog on Leadership: In all of the work I’ve done in management development over the last 20-plus years, if I had to pick the one thing that managers at all levels either won’t do, can’t do, should do or could do it better, it’s having the will and skill to sit down with an employee and have the tough conversation about performance. In the life cycle of management development, we tend to view this as “supervision 101.”