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December 12, 2019

If You Can Solve These Puzzles, You'll Have a Head Start at Work!

Puzzles get you thinking and learning in new ways. They force you to challenge the idea that there's only one way of doing things

September 5, 2019

Fresh Ideas for a New Season – Your Top Tips!

As United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin put it, “When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.”

April 18, 2019

Making Time for Learning When There's No Time to Think!

Learning at work can be a serious struggle. If you're stretched to the limit, and struggling with all the stuff that's already in your head, how can you possibly learn anything new? In one organization I worked for, learning came to feel downright impossible! Maybe this rings a bell for you. Information was coming thick […]

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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 […]

May 1, 2018

Creating a Learning Culture – #MTtalk Roundup

“Knowledge is power, but has little value unless it can be accessed and put into practice.” – Melany Gallant Making Lasting Changes Have you ever tried to make a significant lifestyle change? If you have, you'll know that it's not always easy! You may also know that you have a better chance of succeeding if you […]

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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 […]

April 5, 2018

Train or Hire? Should You Develop the People You Have, or Get the Skills In?

If you’re a people manager, then at some point you’ll likely need to fill a vacant position. And chances are, you’ll face a choice between two options: appoint someone from within, or go for an external candidate. Positive Promotion Promotion from within is almost always a positive, win-win scenario. For one thing, it’s motivating: team […]

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December 19, 2016

It's Just the Economy, Stupid!

We've highlighted how organizations are suffering because their senior leaders are too slow, or too unwilling, to drive innovation. Research showed that they're failing to use technology to achieve a competitive advantage and to become winners in the digital economy. But such is the pace of change of technological development that now, just a few months later, the term […]

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March 31, 2016

Take Your Team's Learning to the Top Level

"Learning is an experience. Everything else is just information." – Albert Einstein. Have you ever had to show your team members how to use a new system, or teach them a new skill? Did you struggle to hold their attention, or worry that your message wasn't getting through? People have different learning styles, and it […]

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November 13, 2015

Learning: What's Your Style?

What's your reaction when your manager tells you that you're going to be doing some training? Do you jump for joy, and think about all of the new things that you're going to learn and how they'll help you do your job? Or do you shudder at the very thought, and picture yourself sitting in […]

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