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Posts in Human Resources

The Science of Storytelling: How Storytelling Shapes Our Behavior

storytelling-dog-2When we hear or read a word, hundreds of signals activate the visual, auditory, and language-processing regions of our brains in a matter of milliseconds. They tap into our working memory, long-term memory, and even our subconscious to give things meaning. Considering all these responses are elicited by a single word, imagine what your brain looks like while processing an entire story.

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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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(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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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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Results You Can See: Behavior Changes Associated with Top Media Partners Films

Successful DelegationMedia Partners is known for engaging content that leads to changed behavior.  Here are 10 examples!

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Learning to Love Your Veggies -- and Employee Training

vegetables-thumbnailSometimes, getting people on board with training can be as difficult as getting them to eat a plate of vegetables. Many of us resist doing things that are "good for us".  Here are 4 tips on how to get your people excited about employee development.

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Attitude Versus Behavior

Bad Attitude ThumbBad attitudes are contagious and they can be difficult to navigate. As a manager, what can you do with a staff member whose negative attitude is bringing down the whole team?The answer is simple: you focus on performance. 

 

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4 Steps to Stop Your Rebuttal Brain

Rebuttal thumbOur Rebuttal Brain can cause us to nix someone else’s idea before they’ve fully explained it.  Here’s a great article on how to wrestle your Rebuttal Brain into submission!

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[Infographic] Employee Theft: 11 Warning Signs

Theft-thumbThe first step to dealing with potential theft is awareness. To help managers spot the signs, we have provided an infographic depicting 11 signs of potential employee theft.

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Our Hidden Biases Assessment Activity

Hidden bias thumbThe unconscious biases we hold could interfere with collaboration, productivity, employment decisions, and morale. If our biases are unconscious, how do we identify and rid ourselves of them? Good question.

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