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.
11 Leadership Lessons from Puppy Training
OK, I’m a sucker for puppies, but this article has some great reminders of what good leadership means, especially for trainers. Take a look when you’re planning a class or just coaching your team. Read more.
Jane’s Top 10 Tools for Learning
Jane Hart, champion of learning through work, shares her favorite tools for encouraging continuous learning. The best thing – most of these options don’t cost a thing! Read more.
Four Tips for Creating Effective Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)
If you have a geographically disperse team and you’re thinking about doing some virtual training, check out this short article with practical tips for success. These are key for VILT, but would be useful for any instructor-led training. Read more.
Are You Holding Your Learners Accountable?
Most of us would agree that employees ultimately need to be responsible for their learning, but it’s not always obvious how to create that culture of accountability. This thoughtful article discusses some of the challenges and offers advice for helping people own their development in your organization. Read more.
How to Balance Hard Skills and Soft Skills
Any training program faces the challenge of prioritization. You can’t train everything at once, and you don’t have unlimited budget or time. So how can you strike the right balance between basic competencies necessary for the job and basic people skills necessary for working together? This article offers some advice on the question. Read more.
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