Learning and Development Blog

Hiring L&D Professionals: A Gamified Guide

By Brianne Bailey on Oct 20, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Molding your company into a learning organiztion has become increasingly important as the value of expert talent rises. Download our gamified guide on hiring L&D professionals and learn:

  • Who needs to be a part of your multiplayer L&D team
  • How the salaries of your team members stack up against industry averages
  • The best ways to attrack top talent
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Topics: Using Consultants

How To Help Your Employees Develop As Leaders

By Brianne Bailey on Oct 18, 2016 5:02:00 PM

John Maxwell, a business and leadership guru, advises leaders in companies to come up with a delegation plan that works for them. He suggests the 10-80-10 rule.  Plenty of leaders wonder why is it so hard to delegate. Understanding where you should be "hands-on" and where you should back off is key to the success of your projects and your team, as well. Here are a few thoughts on how the 10-80-10 principle can help you delegate more effectively.

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Topics: Leadership Tips

7 Key Differences Between Managers and Leaders

By Cristina Mendonca on Oct 13, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Many human resources experts say that they are searching for leaders rather than managers these days. Why is that? Aren’t leaders and managers basically the same thing? Not really. In a book excerpted in the Wall Street Journal, Alan Murray explains that while leadership and management often go hand-in-hand, today’s knowledge economy requires the inspiration and purpose-driven vision that can only come from true leaders, not just efficiency-focused managers.

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Topics: Leadership Tips

5 Stakeholder Management Tips: (Tip #1 You Don't Have to Manage Them)

By Bill Neville on Oct 11, 2016 10:02:00 AM

Engaging the stakeholders on a project is essential! There are a number of simple ways to keep them engaged, positive, and empowered throughout. You might be surprised that it's actually less work than you might think. So read on to find out what the best ways to align and inspire your stakeholders for long-term project success.




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Topics: Project Management

The Carrot and the Stick: Understanding What Motivates Employees

By D.J. Mendonca on Oct 6, 2016 10:30:00 AM

What gets people more motivated to work: the carrot (a reward) or the stick (a consequence)? Does one method stand head and shoulders above the other in terms of effectiveness?

The answers to these questions depend on how you view your employees. Douglas McGregor at the MIT Sloan School of Management coined his ‘Theory X’ and ‘Theory Y’ in the 1960s to describe the dichotomy of individual characteristics. Theory X holds the assumption that humans, by nature, prefer to avoid work, and employees only work to make money.

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Topics: Leadership Tips

Essentials for Your Business Presentation Toolbox

By Herb Tieger on Oct 4, 2016 3:03:00 PM

Every construction job requires a different set of tools. Similarly, every presenter needs to have their own "toolbox" of skills and strategies for presenting in a variety of situations. Identifying which of your skills are the right one for the job, or appropriate in the given situation, will help you land your message better and see longer lasting results. This article will help you identify some of those skills for your own "toolbox," and describes when they might be useful to you. 




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Topics: Leadership Tips

How To Help Your Employees Develop As Leaders

By Serafim Mendonca on Sep 29, 2016 9:00:00 AM

All companies need employees who are strong leaders. Managers need leadership skills to encourage, motivate and support their teams. Even those who are not in managerial roles provide more value to the organization if they possess some of the leadership qualities described by Adam and Jordan Bornstein in Entrepreneur, like having focus, confidence and integrity.

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Topics: Career Development, Leadership Tips

October 2016 L&D News

By Brianne Bailey on Sep 28, 2016 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

eLearning Should Tell a Story

By Brianne Bailey on Sep 27, 2016 11:11:00 AM

 Research shows that learners gain a deeper understanding when their training is built on a story.  The story presents real-life scenarios in which employees are to apply their knowledge to solve a problem or construct a plan. Here are a few examples of how to incorporate storytelling in to your training sessions.


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Topics: eLearning

Tips and Tricks to Help Retain Knowledge

By Cristina Mendonca on Sep 22, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Every day we are bombarded with an avalanche of news, articles, advertisements, social media posts and more. Our families and friends email and text us at all hours. The amount of visual, aural, and emotional stimulation to our brains is simply staggering—and seems to be increasing all the time.


So how do you help your employees screen out all of this stuff while they are at work, so they can focus, retain the knowledge they need, and improve their memory, thus becoming more productive and effective at their jobs?

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Topics: Leadership Tips

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