Leadership

  
  • Performing Under Pressure

    Performing Under Pressure
    A fire erupted when Jim Prokopanko worked as a mid-level manager at the Cargill fertilizer storage facility in Maysville, KY. Just as the story was broadcasted on CNN, Prokopanko received a call for Cargill’s CEO.…
  • Don’t Forget the Positive

    Don’t Forget the Positive
    It’s a well-known fact that managers are the translators of corporate messages. They take the vision and goals set by senior leaders and translate them to the employees for dissemination and achievement.…
  • Not Another Training Session!

    Not Another Training Session!
    Training is a critical investment that contributes to the growth of an organization and its employees. But do employees always embrace an opportunity to refine their skills and increase their knowledge? Or do they dread the thought of “wasting” time in a boring lecture?…
  • Negotiate With Management and Learners for Better Outcomes

    Negotiate With Management and Learners for Better Outcomes
    Sometimes you can feel pressure from the C-suite and the employees to ensure that every training initiative delivers meaningful results at a reasonable cost. But you can’t just cave to either side’s demands. You need to use sophisticated negotiation skills—not to achieve a “win” at the expense of others—but to reach agreements to which all…
  • Focus on the Manager

    Focus on the Manager
    What roles do employees and managers have when it comes to making change happen within an organization? Employees turn to their managers for cues on what strategies and priorities are important within a company.…
  • Don’t Ignore These Signs to Grow as a Leader

    Don’t Ignore These Signs to Grow as a Leader
    The signs that it’s time to refine your leadership style are sometimes subtle. They can be easy to ignore and self-reflection isn't always an easy task. What we know from our work is recognizing the signs and deciding how to change can reap big rewards.…
  • Inspire Employees at Your Next Annual Meeting

    Inspire Employees at Your Next Annual Meeting
    Many companies hold annual meetings to engage, ignite and inspire individuals to perform and achieve at their highest potential. Below are some ideas to ensure a successful and productive annual meeting.…
  • Putting Together the Project Puzzle

    Putting Together the Project Puzzle
    In the business world, it is often said that resources are your most valuable asset. If that’s the case, are you doing everything you can to ensure that your most valuable assets are being leveraged to their fullest potential? It’s not as easy as it sounds—especially when you have multiple projects with overlapping timelines that…
  • Are You Being Truly Collaborative?

    Are You Being Truly Collaborative?
    The word “collaboration” is thrown around a lot these days. What do organizations mean when they tell their leaders to use a collaborative leadership style?…
  • Tis the Season to Give Thanks

    Tis the Season to Give Thanks
    The holiday season is a time to reflect, and a time to stop and think about all that we have to be grateful for. For many individuals, thankfulness is directed toward friends, family and all the cool gifts showered on us – that new smartphone, the latest fitness gadget or the kitchen appliance we’ve lived…
  • Three Leadership Strategies for Winning Hearts and Minds

    Three Leadership Strategies for Winning Hearts and Minds
    Most organizations have an impressive catalog of leadership training offerings, but strong leadership in today’s market is about getting real — engaging with employees and demonstrating authentic leadership.…
  • Develop Me: <br>A Personalized Approach to Learning

    Develop Me: <br>A Personalized Approach to Learning
    Investing in talent is essential to the development and retention of employees. A one-size-fits-all learning strategy is not a viable solution for employee growth. That’s because learning is a personal experience: one that should be cultivated and nurtured by organizations. This article examines how UT Southwestern Medical Center developed a personalized learning strategy to meet…
  • Six Tips for an Impactful Onboarding Program

    Six Tips for an Impactful Onboarding Program
    Many companies recruit new employees to join their teams and welcome them into their offices and training centers. But what can these organizations do to help them have a meaningful learning experience and put them on an accelerated path to success?…
  • Key Business Challenges Facing Talent and Training Professionals

    Key Business Challenges Facing Talent and Training Professionals
    This article addresses and reflects on each key business challenge and the effect on the training and talent industry.…
  • Five Warning Signs You’re Not Communicating with Employees

    Five Warning Signs You’re Not Communicating with Employees
    Perhaps the most critically important aspect of effective leadership is the ability to communicate with others. Admirable decision-making abilities, a willingness to delegate and/or the capacity to envision the future, don’t count for much if you’re unable to connect with the people you lead.…

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