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Seven reasons why training can fail

Panopto not only outlines seven reasons why training can fail (see below), they also provide succinct fail-safe training tips. LEARN MORE. Limited Time and Competing Priorities Lack of Interest Limited Budget and Training Resources Information Overload Lack of Planning and Poor Timing Neglecting What Happens After Training Relying on Technology to Do the Work for […]

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Don’t sound like a conceited jerk

Beth Buelow, PCC is a facilitator, mentor coach and the author of The Introvert Entrepreneur. I loved her Linkedin ARTICLE on “How to Self-Promote Without Sounding Like a Conceited Jerk.” She touched on why it isn’t easy for some people (especially introverts) to self-promote. Beth says, “It’s essential to have a healthy sense of self. […]

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Learning by social learning

Social learning proposes that behaviours and skills can be acquired through observation and imitation of others. This is on the cutting edge of our industry right now. CLICK HERE to access a free download from eLearning Industry on the topic of Social Learning in the Workplace: How to Cultivate a Collaborative Online Training Culture. 

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Great leaders listen

I came across this old article by Susan Mazza in Saba Blog Digest, where she talks about how listening to people shows them you care. It’s also an excellent skill for leaders to have to show their employees they care. Susan’s three tips are below. READ HER ARTICLE. Give someone your full and undivided attention […]

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Keep your goals to yourself

It’s that time of year again—when we declare this year’s resolutions to all our friends and colleagues. But how many of our goals are then abandoned? There’s always been a large gap between intent and action. Thinking about this made me remember reading about research by NYU’s Peter Gollwitzer that found that announcing your goals […]

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Do you know this person?

A colleague recently asked me to go to a site called thispersondoesnotexist.com. I clicked on the link, and what came up was a photograph of a person—refreshing the link brought up more people. So why was this special? Who were these people? The answers: exceptional and no one. These people do not exist in real life. […]

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Be a better leader

Joanne Trotta has written many excellent articles about the importance of soft skills, such as empathy for effective leadership. She notes, “In my opinion, effective leadership simply does not exist without empathy. I feel this way because of experience: Every leader who has inspired me throughout my life and career has been extraordinarily empathetic.” Read […]

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Learn more about learning

The eLearning Coach’s Connie Malamed has kindly put together her LIST and rationale for five “books that pack a powerful punch.”  Agile for Instructional Designers by Megan Torrance Fully Compliant: Compliance Training to Change Behavior by Travis Waugh Microlearning: Short and Sweet by Karl M. Kapp and Robyn A. Defelice An Overview of Training and Development: Why […]

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Long live the Quilty resistance!

Workers at a Houston animal shelter couldn’t figure out how their rescue cats kept escaping the cat room in the evening. Looking at security footage, they found the culprit—a recent addition called QUILTY “who would jump up and pull the handle down on the door. Three times, he managed to Houdini himself and the dozen […]

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Remember to breathe

We all have moments when we feel overwhelmed, which results in anxiety and sometimes outright panic. There’s a simple solution that can get fast results—RESONANT BREATHING. It works, and it’s so simple: “Take five breaths per minute, and keep it going as long as needed. This means each inhale will last six seconds, and each […]

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