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If you believe change leadership is just for top execs, think again. In today’s world, even the way change initiatives are executed has been subjected to change. It’s true. What was once the role of senior management is now the day-to-day responsibility of individuals throughout the organization, from the C-level execs at the tip of the pyramid to the frontline employees at the base. But it’s a good change. Why? Because studies show that change efforts are more successful when they’re implemented by the people they impact most. In fact, an individual’s ability to lead change has become a key, Read More

In today’s results-driven world, the demand for increased productivity and bottom-line results is greater than ever before. And that means employees are expected to take responsibility for monitoring and quantifying their contribution to the organization, regardless of their background, experience, or skill set. But chances are most employees have a limited knowledge of financial basics, even if they sailed through Accounting 101 at some point in time. The fact is everyone can benefit from a working familiarity and understanding of the most commonly used financial instruments, including: Budget Balance Sheet Income Statement Statement of Cash Flows EBITDA Break-even Analysis Liquidity, Read More

Have you heard? Effective listening skills are the foundation for better communication, decision making, and teamwork, as well as reduced absenteeism, turnover, and conflict. Yet studies show people remember only half of what they hear, even moments after they’ve heard it. That’s because listening and hearing are not one and the same. And while we may be born with the ability to hear, the ability to listen is a skill that must be developed. It’s ok to admit it. Listening—real, active listening—isn’t always easy. Obstacles get in the way, from external barriers such as noise levels, mannerisms, and interruptions to, Read More

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 2pm – 3pm EDT Organizations that integrate creativity into their DNA achieve significant benefits, including better team performance, increased flexibility, greater retention rates, creative problem solving, and strategic decision making. And when it comes to leadership, creativity is the key to gaining a competitive advantage in the marketplace. But just as there are multiple styles of intelligence, there are multiple styles of creativity that produce different yet equally valuable results. Variations in how individuals look at the world, gather information, and respond to challenges all have an impact on creative contributions. That’s why self-discovery is an, Read More

Positive buzz, measurable results, and improved performance top every trainer’s wish list. It’s also the key to getting management buy-in and achieving professional success. But you won’t get there with lecture-style training or e-learning programs where rows of chairs face forward or the only activity taking place is the clicking of a mouse. The question is…how can you take your training to the next level? The answer is…try adding a training game to the mix. Why Choose a Training Game? Say goodbye to doodling, daydreaming, and worrying about what’s for lunch. Simply put, training games add life to the classroom., Read More

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