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April 8, 2021

What You Need From Managers in 2021 – Your Tips

As employees, we've had a whole new set of problems to contend with. So have the managers we look to for guidance

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October 7, 2019

Mental Health – Let's Get Our Heads Around It

Mental health issues make people feel uncomfortable. I'm not talking about people who suffer them – I mean the people who don't.

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November 1, 2018

Humanity Or Technology: Which Wolf Do You Feed?

Have the wonderful working opportunities promised by new smartphone tech been eroded by the replacement of real-life managers with algorithms and software? Mind Tools Founder and former CEO James Manktelow believes the time has come to protect and defend the "humanity" in management. A grandfather and his grandson are talking. The old man tells his […]

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September 18, 2018

Building a Winning Culture –#MTtalk Roundup

"One of our values is that you should be looking out for each other. Everyone should try to make the lives of everyone else who works here a little bit simpler." – Stewart Butterfield, Canadian entrepreneur (co-founder, Flickr and Slack) Hot, Buttered Toast It was very early in the morning, and my first time facilitating […]

June 27, 2018

Tackling Sexism at Work – #MTtalk

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." – Desmond Tutu (1931- ), South African cleric and human rights activist Two years ago, I was asked by an association for professional trainers and facilitators to speak about the challenges I had experienced as a female training professional. I […]

April 19, 2018

What's Your Definition of Training and Development?

What does training mean in your organization? You may think, "Well, training is training." I might have given a simple answer, too, before I talked to Josh Seibert, veteran trainer and the CEO and president of Sandler Training in North Carolina, for our Expert Interview podcast. He believes that the term "training" is "overused and […]

March 1, 2017

Your Top Tips for Working in a Virtual Team

Remote working is no longer just a trend or a "sign of things to come." It's already a way of life for thousands of organizations and millions of virtual team members. It's easy to appreciate the attractions of a remote workforce. Employers can access skills and expertise from around the world, and it can reduce the costs of office space. […]

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February 9, 2017

The Difficulties of Defining Leadership

Curious about what leadership actually means? Me too. We all know leadership is critical to maximizing success, but what exactly is it? To grasp how difficult it is to precisely define leadership, just consider the title of a recent article from Business News Daily: "33 Ways to Define Leadership." In this blog post, we'll attempt to whittle […]

January 12, 2017

How Can We Make Our Predictions Foolproof?

Nowadays, the pace at which life changes seems faster than ever. Trends come and go, technology changes (almost daily), and don't even get me started on politics! Sometimes it feels as though you need to be able to predict the future just to keep up with all these new changes. You could go on your […]

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January 2, 2017

Stop the Self-Pity!

Note: "Stop the Self-Pity" was first written in January 2017, but has been updated to better reflect our experiences of the world in 2020. Life is tough for most of us right now. Many people around the world could legitimately call 2020 the worst year on record. So it's more important than ever that we're […]

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