7 Signs That Your Current L&D Program Is Overwhelming (And Tips To Lighten The Cognitive Load)

August 18, 2022

When it comes to learning in the workplace, there are endless amounts of topics and competencies that are available and encouraged to be learned. With such a vast availability of knowledge and education, training can easily become overwhelming. Red Flags your Training Program is Causing Cognitive Overwhelm  Information Overload: Employees feel a sense of frustration…

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Benefits of Blended and Hybrid Learning

November 18, 2021

The corporate learning and development landscape has dramatically evolved in the past few years. As organizations grow, there has been an increasing need to deliver training that best meets the needs and capabilities of a diverse workforce. While many L&D professionals recognize that training cannot be a one-time event, they often run into time, cost,…

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The Corporate Disconnect Between People Strategy & Learning Strategy

October 26, 2021

There is a significant disconnect between what leaders intuitively know is important versus how we will get our future leaders to carry the torch. Leadership misses the mark when it comes to the critical importance of learning strategy in corporate training. Leaders often build their corporate strategy around areas that will help their business sustain…

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Helping New Leaders Succeed from the Start

March 5, 2019

Every day, someone gets promoted to be “the boss.” Often, they get promoted from within a team to lead a team of former peers and friends. This is a situation fraught with challenge and offers great opportunity. This promotion is often awkward both for the new leader and their team members. Far more than just…

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How Managers Can Become Career Agents

October 18, 2016

The concept of a career agent isn’t new or novel. At some point or another, everyone has worked alongside a career agent. You know the type: The great managers of people in your organization that genuinely care about the future of their colleagues. They not only know their employee’s career goals; they do everything in…

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3 Tips to Make More Time for Learning

June 28, 2016

In any given week, employees dedicate about 1% of their time to learning and development. I did the math, during the average 40-hour workweek only 24 minutes can be carved out for learning. Yet, learning and development consistently rank as top priorities for both employers and employees.   People want to learn; they want to…

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Embrace Change or Fall Victim to Irrelevance

April 19, 2016

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus said that “Change is the only constant in life,” and that is true more than ever in business. The pace of change seems to be moving faster than ever, and organizations of all sizes are struggling to stay ahead of the change or even keep up.   Compare the 2015 Fortune…

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5 Characteristics of Leaders People Want to Follow

February 18, 2016

It seems like everywhere you look there’s a new blog, report or book on leadership trends and tips. From Harvard Business Review research on how to be a stronger, better leader, to Inc. and Fast Company articles listing the common traits of truly exceptional people – leadership advice is in no short supply. Even our…

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ICYMI: 20 Things You Can Do To Help Your Career Before the New Year

December 18, 2015

Hard to believe it, but we are less than two weeks away from 2016! With a New Year comes resolutions, expectations, and (hopefully!) new opportunities. Whether you are feeling content in your current position or looking to make a move, the New Year is the perfect time to gain perspective and reprioritize your career goals…

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ICYMI: What amazing bosses do differently

December 11, 2015

Take a break from your holiday shopping and dig into our favorite articles this week. In case you missed it (ICYMI), here’s this week’s top articles on leadership, management and company culture. What Amazing Bosses Do Differently Job satisfaction is so heavily reliant on relationships we build with our bosses. In today’s ever changing workforce,…

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How to Develop Future Leaders

November 23, 2015

There’s a big difference between managers and leaders. Leaders listen, motivate and lead by example. They know how to gracefully navigate through difficult and often uncomfortable workplace situations.   Training and developing future leaders is consistently ranked as a top priority. Leadership training goes beyond communicating what leadership styles are important. You can’t just throw…

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#ICYMI: How to blow your boss’s mind and be a better manager

October 23, 2015

Career and management advice is in no short supply, but that’s probably for good reason. One Gallup study found that nearly 50% of people surveyed have quit their job to get away from their manager. That’s not good. So, in case you missed it (ICYMI), here are the top articles we found this week focused…

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ICYMI: How to be a better manager and not look dumb at work

October 9, 2015

Another day, another dollar! We know you’ve been busy with the hustle and bustle of work, don’t worry. In case you missed it (ICYMI) here are the top business, leadership and workplace musings that had us talking this week—all focused on being a better manager and not looking like an idiot at work!   Yikes!…

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Workspiration: 20 Leadership Quotes

October 7, 2015

Sometimes all we need is a little extra push to get us through the workday. Here are 20 quotes that will inspire you to be the best that you can be.   Tweet them. Share them. And, most importantly, live by them.   “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. – John F. Kennedy…

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How to Build Great Managers of People

August 26, 2015

How do you build great managers of people, you ask? That’s the million dollar question.   To shed some light on the subject, we sat down with Kris Dunn, CHRO of Kinetix and founder of Fistful of Talent, and Dawn Burke, VP of People for Daxko and Fistful of Talent contributor, who have some pretty…

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Tough week. Tough team.

April 14, 2015

I am not going to lie, last week at work was tough. We had a lot of deadlines and a lot of issues we had no control over. That being said, I am fortunate to work with a group of hard-working, dedicated and smart people who not only see the glass half full but are…

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Avoiding a job burnout: How to reignite your passion for work

March 17, 2015

Feeling burnout this time of year isn’t uncommon. It’s been a long (and for some of us very snowy) winter. We are all desperate for spring, sunshine and some inspiration. Experiencing a job burnout is also not that uncommon. If you are fortunate enough to be unfamiliar with the term job burnout, it’s defined as…

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Women Who Rule the World

March 3, 2015

Women are having a bigger impact in the world than ever before. In honor of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2015, I started thinking about all the incredible women who are changing the way we see the world, not just in business, but in charitable, social and political endeavors. There are phenomenal females spearheading change…

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Building Your Personal Brand

February 19, 2015

Personal branding isn’t reserved for all-star athletes, celebrities and reality TV stars trying to make a quick buck. You don’t need an empire to differentiate yourself, you just need to get a little creative. The fact of the matter is, people like doing business with people, not companies. So let’s take a page out of…

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5 Things to Talk About on Your Lunch Break

December 3, 2014

Can you believe that only one and five employees admit to taking a lunch break? And, 39% of employees say they eat lunch at their desk, and 28% of employees seldom take a break whatsoever.   It’s time to reclaim the lunch break.   Step away from the computer, grab some grub with a friend…

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