Posted on:Jun 292012
Posted on:Jun 282012
In case you haven’t realized it – and of course you have – we’re in a period of upheaval in the business world. The ugly economic realities of today mean many things are changing, not the least of which is personnel. According to Liberum Research, CEO changes in January 2012 were up by 191% over the previous year, with overall C-level turnover increased by 107%.
Posted on:Jun 262012
Most heavy multitaskers rate their ability to do many things at once as very high on surveys. When tested, their perception is wrong. This ability rarely proves to exist. Multitasking may speed you through your to-do list, but it also makes you more likely to make mistakes and less likely to retain information.
Posted on:Jun 222012
“It’s lonely at the top.” This old expression evokes an image of the single, decisive leader at the top of the pyramid. He hoards knowledge and authority while barking orders to subordinates who carry them out without question—like cogs in a machine. This model may have been effective when businesses and products were simpler, and competition was local or national but not global. Today, the top of the hierarchy simply cannot hoard all the know-how for an organization to make a successful product or service. Modern leadership is about direction and vision. It is more about what to do, and less about how to do it.
Posted on:Jun 212012
Committing to a certification program also means committing to a recertification or maintenance program unless your program is designed to certify candidates only once in their lifetime. Few organizations, however, certify candidates for life without at least requiring some sort of skills maintenance.
Posted on:Jun 152012
Converting your Classroom Training to Virtual Instruction - Step 1: Analyzing Your Existing Instruction and Your AudienceBy Joel Gendelman
If your organization is like most, you have a wealth of classroom courses that you would like to convert to virtual instruction. While this is clearly possible, it does take some effort. This blog entry and the two that follow will help you along your way.
Posted on:Jun 112012
Part II: The Lay of the Land for Facilitating Effective Collaborations between Community Colleges and Companies: Some Advice and SolutionsBy George Lorenzo
In Part I of this blog post I introduced the non-profit organization, Corporate Voices for Working Families (CVWF), and the conversation I had with their Senior Director of Workforce Readiness, Peg Walton. I continue here in the same vein with a focus on advice and solutions that can bring about Learn & Earn-oriented collaborations between community colleges and companies that are what I referred to as win/win/win situations, where employees, employers and community colleges all truly benefit.
Posted on:Jun 072012
Leadership training seems to touch virtually every business professional. It’s the second largest spend for training organizations (behind IT) and represents more than $2 billion of global annual spend. It’s obviously a large market as it touches an estimated 30 to 40 percent of a company’s workforce. And with more than 70 to 80 percent of a company’s workforce now knowledge-based workers, leadership skills are more in demand for team leaders and project managers.