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Presentation Skills From the Expert:  What Can We Learn From Guy Kawasaki

By Serafim Mendonca on May 23, 2017 3:02:00 PM

Venture capitalist, Guy Kawasaki is known throughout the marketing industry as a renowned technical evangelist. He is a brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz, chief evangelist of Apple, and a trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation. He has written several books about startups, social media, and technology at large. His voice has become a go to source of insight into the digital transformation of the market today. Here are a few key lessons we can learn from Guy.

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Topics: presentation skills

What Could Your Corporate Training and MacGyver Have In Common?

By Brianne Bailey on May 16, 2017 3:02:00 PM

MacGyver is known for a style of creative thinking and problem solving that can get his character out of a tight spot with little more than chewing gum and a paper clip. That ingenuity and critical thinking can be directly applied to your learning and development programs for greater outcomes. How? Read on to find out how your training can benefit from a mind like MacGyver.


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Topics: Corporate Training

In Charge Of Change Management?  Consider The Complications and Command The Chaos

By Herb Tieger on May 9, 2017 2:01:00 PM

In order for businesses to stay competitive, change is inevitable. It is often received with hesitation and even resistance, but when handled correctly change is a great opportunity. It is an opportunity to start clean, to fix broken systems, to build more effective teams, and above all to be the best you can be. As we all know, knowledge is power, and preparing for the challenges of change management will help you be better able to overcome those challenges. If you are in charge of your company's change management strategy, there are several complications you should be aware of to take better command of the chaos.

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Topics: Organizational Consulting

What Do the U.S Navy and Corporate Training Have in Common?

By Bob Bonomo on May 2, 2017 2:02:00 PM

The answer is the ADDIE model instructional systems design framework. If you are unfamiliar with the term, the ADDIE model is a training format that lists generic processes that many instructional designers and training developers use. It is represents a descriptive guideline for the building of effective training and performance support tools. ADDIE is made up of five phases: analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation.The U.S. Navy's version of ADDIE is called PADDIE+M, which addes a planning phase and a maintenance phase to the framework. Both are so similarly structured because they work toward outlining the process of ongoing educational development of their teams.

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Topics: Corporate Training

May 2017 L&D News

By Brianne Bailey on May 2, 2017 8:00:00 AM
We’ve scoured the web for all of the cutting edge learning and development stories and curated them for you in one, easy to read newsletter. Take a look!
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Topics: Clarity News

3 Ways to Engage with Learners in Your Corporate Training Seminar

By Bill Neville on Apr 25, 2017 2:01:00 PM

Learner engagement is one of the most important metrics by which you can gauge the success of any chosen training topic. Without engagement, the chances of your learners retaining and using their new skills and knowledge outside the classroom are limited at best. Make sure your employees can fully benefit from the important lessons their training offers by building engagement in these ways.


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Topics: Corporate Training

These Strategies Will Help Keep Your Organizational Change Process Positive

By D.J. Mendonca on Apr 18, 2017 3:01:00 PM

Change and transformation is a normal but difficult period within the lifecycle of a business. There are any number of challenges that companies come up against when navigating their own change management, but there are a number of strategies that will work toward keeping your organization on the right track, through good times and bad. Here are just a few of those strategies to keep things positive. 

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Topics: organizational change

Leadership Skills That Can Help You Successfully Manage Change?

By Serafim Mendonca on Apr 11, 2017 3:02:00 PM

Change is a natural part of business, particularly in today's fast-paced market. Whether you are dealing with mergers and acquisitions or fast changing technology, as a leader you need to help your employees deal with change in a manner which is as seamless and easy as possible. There are some leaders who are naturally better at this than others, but the skills are clear in those that know how to manage change well. Here are a few characteristics of leaders who are best able to help their business through turbulent times.


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Topics: Leadership Skills

Do You Have a "Formal" Informal Training Design?

By Brianne Bailey on Apr 5, 2017 11:50:00 AM


Your company thrives off of a solid learning and development program. It’s how your employees get the skills and knowledge they need to grow within their roles, and how your business is able to do bigger and better things year after year. Chances are that you have a formal training plan in place (and if you don’t, you should create one). But have you thought about bringing in a more official strategy for your informal training opportunities as well? Here’s why you might want to formalize your informal training design as well.


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Topics: Training Design

What Are The Benefits of Benchmarking Performance?

By D.J. Mendonca on Mar 28, 2017 2:01:00 PM

Performance is an ever-moving target. To evaluate your employee training based on their most recent performance (even the impression made over a period of multiple months), simply does not provide an accurate picture of their overall value. In order to avoid any unfair bias and to get a more accurate perspective of their performance, you must establish baselines, define best practices, and identify improvement opportunities throughout the year, in writing, to gain the most benefits possible from the process.

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Topics: Employee Training

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