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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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“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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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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Building Effective Teams with the Team Bill of Rights Tool

BOR-thumbProviding team members with a sense of Belonging is probably the most important element of fostering unity on a team.  A sense of Belonging begins with three basic rights: to be treated with respect, to be heard, and to feel safe trying ideas (even if they fail). Use this Team Bill of Rights tool to help your team define how it will ensure these needs are met...for everyone.

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How Businesses and Educators Are Using Podcasts to Meet the Needs of Today’s Learners

podcast-thumbPodcasting is providing valuable new opportunities in education and training. This post shows the increase in podcast consumption over the past few years and provides information on how educators and businesses are meeting the needs of today's learners by incorporating podcasts into their learning mix.

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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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11 Workplace Behavior-Changing Tips for the New Year

info-thumb2New Year, New You! With bellies full and spirits high, we ride into the new year on a wave of optimism. It’s a time for new beginnings, clean slates, and finally purchasing that gym membership that’s been sitting in your Groupon cart. In 2018, we at Media Partners strive to become better versions of ourselves at work-- starting with the way we think. From challenging our “Rebuttal Brain” to something as simple as sharing a smile, we’ve identified 11 Success Behaviors for the New Year.

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