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  • 10 Key Questions to Ask About the Cloud

    10 Key Questions to Ask About the Cloud
    Cloud computing is the biggest thing to hit IT since the birth of broadband Internet — and there is currently a tremendous need for people who are trained to use, select, manage, utilize and understand how to use the cloud.

    Many Roles Are Impacted
    Whether it is an IT administrator, business leader, sales person, IT security professional,…
  • Organizational Culture Lessons From The Boston Red Sox

    Organizational Culture Lessons From The Boston Red Sox
    The Boston Red Sox thought bringing in a confident and successful manager to restore order to its clubhouse that was in disarray, would help it reach the goal of winning a third championship within a decade.…
  • Trouble on the road ahead: Leader Blind Spots

    Trouble on the road ahead: Leader Blind Spots
    Self-awareness is one of the most valuable abilities of successful leaders, and greater awareness leads to alignment in the perceptions of leaders and those surrounding them. Tony Tjan, co-author of Heart, Smarts, Guts and Luck asserts that “The best thing leaders can do to improve their effectiveness is to become more aware of what motivates them and their decision-making.”1 This is an…
  • Software Application Rollout Training (Or What to do when the House is on Fire)

    Software Application Rollout Training (Or What to do when the House is on Fire)
    The Flame: Your company is releasing brand new software in a few months and you just found out about it. It’s your job to create the training materials for a worldwide audience.

    The Inferno: The software, its functionality and the interface are not yet stable. The requirements, design and testing documents are nonexistent or out of…
  • Responsive Design for the Intranet

    Responsive Design for the Intranet
    Employees should have access to intranets that are Responsive Design (RD) compliant, in an ideal world.…
  • ‘Bridging the Gap’ in Leader Success

    ‘Bridging the Gap’ in Leader Success
    WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO LEAD SUCCESSFULLY? Quite often, that depends on your position in the organization. The Soderquist Center helps answer that question by providing organizations, teams and individuals with values-based, impactful and actionable experiences and insights via programming and content. At the individual level, The Soderquist Center helps leaders identify specific strengths and development…
  • Building Individual and Team Capacity Through Faster, Better Decision Making

    Building Individual and Team Capacity Through Faster, Better Decision Making
    In this article, InsideOut Development Founder and President, Alan Fine, lays the foundation for building individual and team capacity through a simple decision-making framework that accelerates the speed and accuracy of day-to-day decisions and promotes independent problem solving.…
  • Customizing Talent ManagementPDF Link

    Customizing Talent Management
    Many organizations are managing employees with a one-size-fits-all methodology. While this training practice may ensure consistency, it inadvertently assumes that everyone learns in the same manner. Employees are unique individuals with different abilities, work styles, preferences and motivations. By tailoring people practices and policies to individuals, organizations can improve individual and organizational effectiveness. Download this…
  • Service Skills: Key to Profitability

    Service Skills: Key to Profitability
    Many leading companies are realizing that customer service and field technicians have become their primary means of maintaining communication with their customers and clients. And service professionals are often in the best position to positively influence customer perceptions of the value of the business relationship. This implies that the service professionals who are on the front lines of those relationships may have the…
  • The 5 Benefits of Learning Your MBTI Personality Type

    The 5 Benefits of Learning Your MBTI Personality Type
    Each of us has our own rich story. Our sameness weaves us together while our differences can, if approached without appreciation or understanding, divide and conquer. Have you ever wondered how you can look at the same picture or watch the same movie and yet see and describe it completely differently to someone else? Many…
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