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Coaching Vs. Training

Coaching Vs. Training

Are your managers trainers or coaches? While it might seem like these are interchangeable roles, they are really two interdependent positions. Especially in today’s workforce where technology has transformed training techniques, trainers and coaches accomplish very...

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Coaching Vs. Training

Are your managers trainers or coaches? While it might seem like these are interchangeable roles, they are really two interdependent positions. Especially in today’s workforce where technology has transformed training techniques, trainers and coaches accomplish very...

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You Might Be a Scary Boss If…

You Might Be a Scary Boss If…

All employees have their own definitions of a “scary boss” – whether it’s someone who doesn’t understand boundaries, calls during vacations, blames others for their mistakes – and they can most likely immediately conjure a name and face to fit that definition. You...

Innovative Ideas to Improve Your Business

Innovative Ideas to Improve Your Business

We’ve all heard the saying, “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it,” but sometimes, you should be doing the exact opposite. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut following the same routines, performing the same duties, and using the same promotions day after day – but if you want...

Is Custom Online Training Right for You?

Is Custom Online Training Right for You?

Online learning often falls into one of two categories: off-the-shelf courses or custom online training programs. Which one is the best option for your company? That’s a difficult question to answer, but the good news is that you don’t have to choose one or the other....

The 10 Strategic Elements of a Culture of Convenience

The 10 Strategic Elements of a Culture of Convenience

Ask anyone and they’ll tell you; life is easier when everything is simple and convenient. The same is true for your business - when you can streamline tasks and establish processes that keep everything running like a well-oiled machine, your job becomes a lot easier....

The Art of Delegation for Managers

The Art of Delegation for Managers

A daily to-do list is a critical tool in any leadership position. Without one, your day will rule you instead of the other way around. If you’re not constantly evaluating your to-dos, however, your list will be more of a reminder of all the tasks you didn’t get to...

Controlling Your Responses to Stress

Controlling Your Responses to Stress

Stress is a normal part of life, both personally and professionally. You can’t always control the stressors you’re faced with, but you can usually control how you respond to them. Let’s take a look at the most common responses to stress. Common Responses to Stress We...

Overcoming Staffing Challenges

Overcoming Staffing Challenges

With the economy improving, as a business manager or owner, you can just sit back, relax, and watch the sales roll in, right? Not quite. As the labor market changes, the availability of applicants for staffing tightens. Many managers respond to this with a strategy of...

Five Ways to Incorporate Technology in Training

Five Ways to Incorporate Technology in Training

Not long ago, the concept of technology in training meant rolling out the TV cart for new employees to watch videos about your company policies. However, employee training has changed drastically in recent years. So put away those VHS tapes, and consider these five...

LMS Benefits – What Does a Learning Management System Do?

LMS Benefits – What Does a Learning Management System Do?

LMS stands for Learning Management System. That sounds simple enough, but what does it really mean? Let’s break it down based on the people an LMS benefits. What an LMS Does for Employees Employees are the largest set of a learning management system’s end users. LMS...

10 Signs Of an Insecure Leader

10 Signs Of an Insecure Leader

​Leadership is hard. Even on the best days, you’ll likely be faced with challenging situations and difficult decisions. Second-guessing yourself every once in a while is natural, but be careful. Too much internal doubt can mean you’re an insecure leader who seems to...

Importance of Compliance Training

Importance of Compliance Training

When it comes to compliance risks, you can't afford not to train your staff. Training your employees on compliance topics is required by law in some instances, and strongly encouraged in all others. A simple read-and-agree approach is not enough. Your compliance...