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 Deal with Participants from Hell
We’ve all been there. Sometimes you have people in your courses who seem determined to undermine your every effort. Before you lead another class or workshop, check out this great article. It’s really a cheat sheet that offers practical advice for handling different types of disrupters and for good management techniques that adjust sour attitudes before they emerge. Read more.
Five Ways to Ensure Your Feedback Has Impact
Are you good at giving feedback or do you avoid it like the plague? If you’re not very comfortable with using it to improve employee performance, take note of the practical and applicable advice in this article. It may help you turn feedback into a powerful development tool. Read more.
Imposed v Chosen Change: Strategically Manage Change in Your Business
This article doesn’t address training specifically. But I believe that real learning is about change and as trainers, we’re asking people to change how they think and act as a result of our programs. So it makes sense for us to get better at change management. This article provides a good perspective on how to encourage your trainees to embrace change which would in turn make your offerings more effective. Read more.
Promote Active Learning: It Sticks!
You’ve probably used some form of active learning like discussion groups or problem solving in your programs. This article provides some additional ideas and dives into why active learning makes training more effective. Read more.
3 Powerful Ways to Promote Workplace Optimism
Whenever your business is going through a tough time, it can take a toll on morale. Even external events like natural disasters or stock market dives can make your team feel blue. But you can help them see the silver lining. This article reminds you to re-focus on a positive future by finding a larger purpose and growing essential skills. Read more.
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