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Optimizing Supervisor Training for Business Success

The ongoing, effective coaching, training and managing of supervisors should be a part of every organization’s performance management program Today’s post is by Marta Moakley, JD, MA, Legal Editor at XpertHR. Conscientious employers emphasize comprehensive supervisor training in order to minimize the organization’s overall liability risks. However, the depth and breadth of supervisor training options […]

Building the Bonds of a High-Performing Team

We’d all love to lead a high-performing team. The good news is there are several deliberate steps you can take to bring in the right people, strengthen the bonds between them, and build trust among them. If you can do all that, you’re well on your way to having a high-performing team. You think you’re […]

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: […]