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How important is it that training content be fully customized for your organization?

Our reader poll today asks: How important is it that training content be fully customized for your organization? Not at all. It’s about the methods, not the customization: 56.1% Not at all. It’s about the methods, not the customization: 25.3% Very. We demand the majority of training be customized: 9.9% It’s critical. We won’t conduct […]

Stop Being a Leader and Start Being a Team Member

To get an appreciation of the work your team does and what it takes to be a successful team member, step out of your leadership role and take on a role on your team for a day. You might be surprised by what you learn and how much fun you have. A few years ago […]

Balancing Risk and Empowerment in Decision Making

Decision making is a trade-off between risk and time. As leaders, we need to create an environment where our people feel free to make decisions but that we don’t let them create too much risk. As leaders, we say we want our people to be empowered and to go out and make decisions. We say […]

What is your preference with respect to leadership training?

Our reader poll today asks: What is your preference with respect to leadership training? – I’d like to attend leadership training in-person: 75% – I’d like to take leadership training by video course: 7% – I’d like to do “on the job” versus formal leadership training: 14% – I’d like to construct self-led leadership training: […]

Is your organization rigorous about succession planning?

Our reader poll today asks: Is your organization rigorous about succession planning? – Yes. We have a thorough process for succession planning: 10% – Kind of. We do succession planning only for key roles: 38% – No. When there’s a hole, we’ll figure it out: 52% Waiting for a crisis. It’s scary to think that over […]

Stop Worrying about People Leaving and Start Greening Your Own Grass

Instead of worrying about your people leaving and having problems with your Millennial population, invest in their development in a personalized and meaningful way. Today’s post is by Lee Caraher, CEO and Author of The Boomerang Principle (CLICK HERE to get your copy).  Today, the managers’ lamentations of “Millennials aren’t loyal!” and “why should I […]