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11 Tips for Motivating Your Team

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All of your employees need feedback. There is a prevalent myth among many managers that self-motivated employees don’t require much attention or feedback; they feel good about themselves and the hard work they do, knowing what they do drives them. While that may be true, even the most self-motivated employees need to know that what they do matters. Even a cactus needs water to thrive. Read More »

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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The Sad State of Soft Skills and How L&D Can Fix It

soft skills thumbIn this age of emphasis on education in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and math), research by LinkedIn, Google, Deloitte, and other organizations confirms what learning and business professionals know well: that technical capabilities are only part of the picture when it comes to business success.

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The 5 Conflict Management Styles: Which One Are You? [Quiz]

conflict quiz thumb 2Conflict is inevitable—which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Without conflict, there would be no diversity of thought, no pushing the boundaries, no intellectual debates. We are built to overcome adversity, hopefully gaining strength and a new sense of perspective in the process. However, it’s important to approach conflict constructively to achieve optimal results for all parties involved.

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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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4 Reasons One-on-Ones Are Critical to Employee Engagement

1-1 blogEmployees whose managers hold regular meetings with them are nearly 3X as likely to be engaged! Here are 4 reasons why "one-on-ones" benefit employees and managers, along with tips for making them productive and meaningful.

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Empowerment in the Workplace: Encouraging Talent, Energy & Commitment

Workteam_blogEmpowerment is a natural byproduct when organizations make an effort to inspire the talent, energy and commitment of all employees.

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4 Peer-to-Peer Coaching Tips

When the Coach is YouSome days we are the coach and other times we are the learner. Both roles require commitment and patience. Here are four coaching tips, based on Tell, Show, and Do, that are relevant for successful peer-to-peer and manager-to-peer coaching situations.

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(Infographic) Generations at Work: The Workforce Landscape in 2017

Generations info imageThis infographic provides current statistics depicting generational trends in today’s workforce, including recently released survey results on the up and coming segment, Gen Z. 

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