Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development. I look for advice grounded in reality that small and large companies can easily use to help people engage, perform, and improve. I’ve pulled the best ones from this week so you can get right to the good stuff.
How to Get Over a Creative Block in the Middle of a Work Day
Like a lot of people, about 2 pm every day, my brain goes into “power save” mode and can only handle the essential tasks like breathing and staying upright. It’s not fertile ground for creative genius. But we don’t have to live with a daily mental slump. This article offers some easy techniques to wake up the grey matter and start the ideas churning. Read more.
Curse of Knowledge: Why Experts Struggle to Explain Their Know-How
I was talking recently with a training manager who noted that some of her most knowledgeable employees have a hard time training new people, and sometimes hard feelings result. You might have come across something similar. If you rely on SMEs for your training content – take a look at this article which explains why some experts simply can’t explain what they do. Read more.
4 Ways to Get Honest, Critical Feedback from Your Employees
Asking for feedback is one of the hardest and most important things we have to do as leaders. It’s not easy to hear criticism or to create a culture in which people feel comfortable being honest, but this article offers some strategies for getting that crucial information which could be the key to boosting your performance. Read more.
5 Steps to Becoming a Change Champion in the Workplace
As L&D professionals, we are in the change business, and if we want people to embrace the new ideas we’re offering, we need to champion those efforts. Here are 5 things you can do to become more effective as an agent of progress. Read more.
3 Proven Marketing Strategies to Enhance Your Next Learning Program
Even when we create amazing programs, we still have to sell them. If you’d like to do more to whip up enthusiasm for your training, take a look at these marketing strategies. If they can help sell questionable holiday sweaters, they can help you. Read more.
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