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How do you view deferring important training to future dates?

Our reader poll today asks: How do you view deferring important training to future dates? – Totally unacceptable: When there’s a skill gap, fill it immediately: 14% – Not a good idea: Only defer training if there’s a critical reason: 80% – Not a big deal: It’s OK if it’s deferred. We’ll get to it […]




Building Creative Stamina: Three Keys to Strength Training for Adults

Creativity is a skill that can be built like any other. Understanding your passion and challenging the voices in your head that say “no” are a great way to start. Today’s post is by Jane Dunnewold, author of Creative Strength Training (CLICK HERE to get your copy). Maybe it’s disingenuous to say that each of […]




An Easier and More Effective Way to Give Feedback

Giving feedback can be difficult and emotionally-charged. But by following a simple model focused on facts and behaviors you’ll be giving more effective feedback more easily than you’ve given it before. If we want people to change behaviors and improve their performance, we have to give them feedback. Giving feedback can be really difficult because […]




Do you invest in training and conferences for your development?

Our reader poll today asks: Do you invest in training and conferences for your professional development? – Yes – I invest a lot of time in these events: 34% – Kind of – I invest time in these events occasionally: 47% – Not really – I don’t go to training or conferences often: 15% – […]




Fishing For Job Descriptions

We often miss the mark when we write job descriptions. We’d be much better suited to understand the job vision before we list qualifications for a candidate. Today’s post is by Bill Munn, author of Why Make Eagles Swim? (CLICK HERE to get your copy). Dave is thirty-eight and manages a team of HR professionals. […]




What’s the most important element of a great leadership conference?

Our reader poll today asks: What’s the most important element of a great leadership conference? – Awesome speakers and topics: 62% – Lots of vendors to interact with: 1% – Great breakout sessions: 22% – Social and networking activities: 13% – Great venue and location: 2% – Other aspects like cost and giveaways: 1% Content […]




Turning Your Potential into Tangible Success

Achieving greatness is a matter of mindset, action, and habit. The more you reflect on where you are and where you want to be then take action to move in that direction every day, the higher the likelihood you’ll achieve the success you desire. Today’s post is by Michael Teoh, co-author of The Potential Matrix […]




5 Benefits of a Holistic Approach to Employee Wellness

Companies that focus on employee wellness derive benefits like increased productivity, lower healthcare costs, and higher morale. Your organization can get these benefits by taking a few simple steps. Today’s post is by Dan Colgan, CEO of Rock Paper Team. Company wellness doesn’t stop at providing health insurance. Taking a more holistic approach to corporate […]




How to be a Mentor to Your Millennial Recruits

Millennials work differently than other generations. The way you onboard them, give them assignments, and hold them accountable needs to match how they work best if you want to get the best out of them. Today’s post is from Matt Arnerich, from graduate jobs & internships specialists, Inspiring Interns. One of the most important parts […]




Have you ever put someone on a performance improvement plan?

Our reader poll today asks: Have you ever put someone on a formal performance improvement plan? – Yes, several times: 66% – Once: 21% – Never: 13% PIPs are a challenge. People sometimes perform below standard and you’ll need to step up and put them on a PIP. When you do, set them up to […]