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Posts in Management

Why Training and Development for Modern Managers Is So Critical

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Some research has concluded that only one in 10 people have the kind of innate talent needed to excel in management. However, with the proper training and development, many mangers can build the capabilities they need to become engaging, high-performing leaders. 

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Conflict Resolution 101: Focus on the Problem, Not the Person

Conflict-RWWWIn today's busy organizations, conflict can occur anywhere at any time. When it hits, it’s tempting for us to see the person with whom we’re in conflict as the “bad guy”, and to create a You Against Me scenario.But if we stay in that mindset it’s unlikely that we’ll be able to positively resolve the problem.

Here are some practical Conflict Management tips that can help you move past the negative and reach successful resolution.

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Showing Appreciation - Training Activity

appreciation-thumbHelping people gain insight into the importance of being appreciative and showing appreciation can benefit both the employee and the organization. This training activity helps build awareness is this area.

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Task Management Tool: 6 Questions to Ask Before You Start a Task

task small thumbThere's a famous saying, "If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well."  The first (and possibly most important) step in getting something done right is to gain clarity on what it is you're agreeing to do.  

Use the questions on this worksheet to set the stage for success.

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Moment of Truth: Online Ethics Quiz

Ethics Quiz ThumbThis short ethics quiz provides a snapshot that gives you a sense of how much your everyday decision-making is motivated by being honest and fair.

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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 »

How to Beat Distraction and Make the Most of Virtual Meetings (infographic)

DR DVirtual meetings and conference calls bring many benefits...and one major drawback -- distraction. This blog post and downloadable infographic provide 10 strategies for beating distraction and remaining focused.

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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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5 Ways L&D Can Help Managers Drive Soft Skills Training

DelegatingMore than 9 in 10 executives rate soft skills as important as technical skills, and 89% report difficulty finding talent with those capabilities.  Learning and development profesionals and managers each play a crucial role in ensuring employees get the training they need. Here are tips and tools 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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