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Posts in Management

The Power of Storytelling (and How L&D Can Harness It)

Storytelling Video_blog thumbFor Learning & Development, harnessing the power of storytelling makes training more engaging and memorable, creating an ideal foundation for lasting change. Here's a short video with tips on how to incoporate storytelling into your training.

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How Did We Get Here?

How Did We Get Here_thumb revWe’ve all been there, right? It appears to us that our workteam is spending time and money on a project that is headed nowhere...but we're not sure we should be the one to step up and say something. See why it takes honesty and courage to avoid false consensus and the "sunk cost trap."

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Celebrate National Checklist Day - National WHAT?

National Checklist Day_thumbOctober 30th marks National Checklist Day. Media Partners knows the power of checklists and related tools to provide fast, how-to guidance when it’s needed. As we salute the enduring value of checklists, we invite you to tap into the power of 13 of the most popular tools we’ve created to make your workday a little easier.

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5 Actions HR Can Take to Build a Winning Employee Experience

5 Actions HR Can Take_thumbThis post explains why the idea to "improve the employee experience" has caught fire this year.  It also provides tips on how to ensure employees have a good experience with your organization—from their first inquiry about job openings to their departing exit interview.

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Management Skills Training: Correcting Poor Habits

PC_Poor HabitsAs this video clip shows, correcting poor habits can be extremely difficult-on both the supervisor and the employee. But if you care about the success of your employees, this an important coaching and management skill to have.


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Fast and Flexible Micro-Training: The Just-in-Time Solution for Busy Managers

MMTeams - RestoreJust-in-time learning is exactly what its name implies: training that is available in the moment—when and where it’s needed to address a current challenge. This type of learning is proving especially advantageous for busy managers.

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How Recognition Fuels Motivation

RecognitionFor many, recognition for a job well done is more than just acknowledgement—it’s positive reinforcement: a reward that makes you feel seen, appreciated, and motivated to keep fighting the good fight. In order for organizations to position themselves towards success and growth, it’s important to develop a culture of recognition. Here are a few day-to-day tactics for doing so.

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(Video Clip) Extra Effort Deserves Recognition

PC2_recognitionAs this 1-minute clip depicts, managers who fail to acknowledge extra work and dedication can leave good employees feeling undervalued.

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How Healthy is Your Organization? Check the 4 Vital Signs

successful leadersHas your organization taken the time for a check-up lately? An organizational-health check-up?  Organizational health exams can highlight current problems and proactively identify where slight adjustments or more significant changes are needed.

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Speaking From Experience: Why Managers Need Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

OFA Manager 3When employees approach their manager with a sexual harassment complaint, it's critically important that the manager know how to handle the situation properly. This article gives several reasons why manager-specific sexual harassment prevention training should be a strategic imperative in today's organizations.

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