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.
Break Bad Habits with a Simple Checklist
Sometimes learning new skills means breaking old habits. If you have people that need to get out of an unproductive rut, check out this short, informative piece from the Harvard Business Review. It offers my favorite thing – simple, practical advice for making real change. Read more.
Giving a Hand to Your Safety Training
Even in a non-industrial business environment, your hands can be at risk for injury, so if you conduct safety training, here are some great points about protecting hands that you can import directly into your presentations. At the bottom of the article is a link to another article with a training exercise. Read more.
Six Ways to Make Your Presentation a Hit
If you train others, you do some presenting. You might even give presentations to management to report on your department’s progress. If so, check out this article which borrows from Hollywood’s story-telling prowess to shape your presentations into “two thumbs up” hits. Read more.
The Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit
Are you trying to encourage employees to take the reins on their own development? Or are you looking for resources to help employees build skills that you don’t have prepared content for? If so, you will love the Modern Professional Leaner’s Toolkit, a detailed list of dozens of learning resources you and your employees can access. Plus, the article links to user guides for many of the tools. Read more.
Lessons in Management: We Asked Some Senior Leaders What Their First-time Mistakes Were
New managers get very little training or support and many fail as a result. Here are some confessions from people who persevered and learned from their experiences. Even if your company doesn’t have formal new manager training, you can lean on their experience to help your team avoid some pitfalls. Or if you do have formal manager training, these stories can make great additional content. Read more.
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