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Do Companies Wait too Long to Train Their Leaders?

An interesting Harvard Business Review article found that on average, managers got their first leadership training a decade after they began supervising people. Not surprisingly, they found this unfortunate practice often leads to poor performance. Click here to learn more.

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Google Confirms Manager Connection & Accessibility Impact Employee Performance

I wanted to share an interesting New York Times piece on Google’s quest to make better bosses.  It turns out Read More…

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Tricks for Managing Q&A Sessions

As an experienced facilitator, I’ve found Q&A sessions to be one of the most powerful ways to uncover audience concerns, assess content understanding, and drive key points home. Read More…

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Tomorrow’s Leaders Begin Planning & Preparing Today

Like most things in life, planning and execution prove to pave the way for future leaders.

Link: HBR: Act Like a Leader Before You Are One

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Coaching for Performance: What Can We Learn from March Madness?

Maybe it’s the hubbub of “March Madness” but coaching and its link to high-performing teams has been on my radar these days.

Throughout the tournament, I’ve had a number of “aha” moments watching these high-performing players and examples of coaching excellence.    Read More…

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The Ideal Praise to Criticism Ratio

Do you really get more with honey than vinegar? Harvard Business Review addresses the issue of praising employees and playing to their strengths vs. using criticism to address weaknesses. The real question is- in what proportion? Read more…

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Retention Strategies: Keeping Superstars and Potential Superstars

As the saying in sales goes, “It’s easier to keep an existing customer than get a new one.” The same thought goes for high-performing employees. Keeping your superstars happy, engaged and focused just makes good business sense.  But this begs the question, “What can companies do to best develop and retain their top talent?” Read More…

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Top TED Talks for e-Learning Junkies

I can’t resist the energy and ideas of TED Talks. I wanted to pass along Read More…

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New Year’s Leadership Resolutions That Matter

At this time of year, we often dust off our annual New Year’s resolutions. Whether you’re focused on the perennial “last 10 pounds” or religiously attending each and every one of your kids’ soccer games, let me throw out a suggestion for your new year. Read More…

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Let the Leadership Journey Begin…

Training and leadership development are my passions. Watching people grow and achieve- and helping others grow and achieve Read More…

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