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Build a Culture of Accountability: A 4-Step Strategy for L&D

Build a Culture of Accountability: A 4-Step Strategy for L&D

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“I am accountable” is a statement many people make with satisfaction, pride, and a sense of strength and accomplishment. It’s also one that many learning professionals would like to hear more often in their organizations.
This post outlines accountability's many benefits (to individuals and organizations) and presents L&D with a 4-step strategy for building accountability organization-wide.

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accountability-small

“I am accountable” is a statement many people make with satisfaction, pride, and a sense of strength and accomplishment. It’s also one that many learning professionals would like to hear more often in their organizations.
This post outlines accountability's many benefits (to individuals and organizations) and presents L&D with a 4-step strategy for building accountability organization-wide.

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The Empathy Quadrant Worksheet

EQ Worksheet_thumbAt one time or another, you or your employees will face conflict. When it happens, successful resolution will most likely require some kind of face-to-face meeting.

What is the best way to prepare for a conflict meeting like this? What can be done to set the right tone and show that you have come prepared to find a win/win solution? One idea is to use an Empathy Quadrant.

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(Infographic) Myth-Busting the Modern Learner: Characteristics of Today's Workforce & How to Meet Their Learning Needs

modern-thumbToday’s workforce spans five generations—each with their own distinct learning style. While there’s a plethora of research breaking down each generation and their respective learning styles, it’s important to recognize cross-generational similarities. This infographic shows common characteristics and preferences of the modern learner (regardless of age).

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5 Insights into Workplace Safety Training

safety thumb2Safety training and awareness are top organizational priorities. But some companies are more successful with their efforts in these areas than others. Rather than treating safety as “check the box” type training, look for ways to make your safety training impactful and relevant.  Here are 5 tips that can help.

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Leading Brainstorming in the Workplace: Your Free How-to Guide

Brainstorming_blogWhether you’ve been charged with driving innovation, encouraging collaboration, building stronger teams, or making better decisions, brainstorming can be a powerful tool. Here is a free "how-to" guide.

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How to Build and Maintain High-Performance Teamwork

teamwork-thumbMuch employee time is spent working in teams. Organizations have a lot riding on the degree to which teams achieve their goals.  Finding ways to optimize team performance benefits everyone.

This article and infographic reveal 7 characteristics of high-performing teams. Managers receive insights into how each one can be developed and maintained.

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Make Them Laugh: The Role of Humor in Learning and Behavior Change

happy-employeesStudies show that infusing a bit of humor can significantly influence positive learning outcomes.  This research-based post includes tips on the effective use of humor in training.

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Innovative Diversity & Inclusion Training in the Workplace

How Was Your Day_Host"How Was Your Day?" is an innovative diversity and inclusion training program, offering a fresh perspective on topics vital to every organization:
overcoming unconscious bias, and building a more inclusive workplace.

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How to Apply the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to Your Workplace

Stephen Covey_blogCovey’s stories, examples and lessons on good communication habits in the workplace continue to benefit organizational leaders in the 21st century.

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Transform Your Workplace with These Employee Performance Management Tips

Performance Management blogThese employee performance management best practices will help any supervisor or manager transform their team and their workplace.

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