Monthly Archives: June 2013

11 Trainer Turnoffs to Avoid

Do you remember “Sing along with Mitch?” Reading the words as he sang? It’s not nearly as entertaining when a trainer reads the words on a Powerpoint to his or her class. Don’t do it! That’s just one of the … Continue reading

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Do You Feel the “Luv” at Work?

by Sandra Ford Walston How often do you hear a CEO declare with pride that his or her organization has never had a layoff, furlough or bankruptcy? Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly made that statement recently at the University of … Continue reading

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Growth Junkies More Important than Growth Markets?

by Peter Thies Ask anyone to describe the current post-recession economy and they’ll give a terribly unexciting answer: “sideways”, “sluggish” and “creeping upward”.   Ho-hum… According to the Conference Board’s Global Economic Outlook 2012, annual growth rates in emerging/developing economies from … Continue reading

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Business Training Video Library for a Time Pressed Audience

Most likely you’re training young folks and you want to engage them in the important interpersonal skills you’re teaching. Or, you’ve got a group of managers who are hard-pressed to give you their time. They think they have more important … Continue reading

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Popular Cross Generational Video Training Nips Conflict

And in one corner, you have the Boomers and what they think of Millennials: “They’re so lazy. They don’t have a good work ethic” Squaring off on the other side, you have the Millennials and what they think of Boomers: … Continue reading

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Edward Snowden: Courageous Leader or Just Plain Paranoid?

Scrutinizing the Latest Events in the NSA Scandal  by Lee Ellis As a former POW in the camps of North Vietnam, I think my comrades and I saw the purest example of leadership possible. Our senior leaders put their country … Continue reading

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What’s Honesty Got to Do with Business Performance?

It isn’t just brilliance, or hard work, or innovation that determines if a business is successful–although surely those factors help. No. The secret to optimal performance is…drumroll…honesty. Halley Bock, President and CEO of Fierce, Inc, recently wrote about why honesty … Continue reading

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Listening, the Best Tool for Problem-Solving?

by Helen Whelan Listening is one of those things that can look like it’s really easy and passive but it’s just the opposite. And, if you feel passionate about something or know “the answer,” it can be really hard to … Continue reading

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