Archive for the ‘Training’ Category

Video IS Pervasive!

Do you see what I see? Visuals, especially moving visuals, are superlative in educating, training, influencing, and evoking emotions. It’s awfully easy now to use video when the camera you need and the software processing is in your pocket and at your fingertips with your smartphone.

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LEASE—Let Efficiency Atrophy So Ego Is Appeased

Work together, but stay at home or on the road. Just putting people together in an office is not going to make them work together.

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Leadership Training for the Front Lines—Where Is It?

Frontline leadership is needed for millions of people in large businesses and small. Where does it come from? I don’t see many small company leaders or frontline employees getting training. Where Is It?

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Ascend to Success

Success in the long term requires the ascension of someone to your position through succession planning. Are you ready to let go?

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Go Ahead and Stereotype People

Demographers, using broad brush strokes, are painting pictures of different generations that are, basically, stereotypes. That can lead to prejudice. Further, it does not account for the immigrant nature of our country or how to deal with people globally. We are all individuals. Learn about the 7 Elements of Culture for Business and seek to know the individual.

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Very Important People

“No man is an island.” “We are all in this boat together.” Whether the boat is a project, small company, department of a larger company, the country, or the planet, we need to effectively work with people. Very Important People want to benefit from you Value Improvement Proposition.

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LogEmoTion™

It takes a combination of logic, emotion, and action to be a successful leader. Having just one of the three will cause serious problems for you. Even having two of the three will leave you vulnerable in many ways. Whether you call it being a resilient person, or having GRIT (Growth, Resilience, Instinct, and Tenacity as Paul Stoltz does in his book by that title), a leader needs to make informed decisions and must inspire people to take the appropriate actions. . . . let’s look at the three items. Consider the person that does not think and does not have an emotional appreciation for the results of his actions. That person, might be called . . .

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Think—Inspire—Do

Each of us has a valuable perspective that we can bring to the business. Some think, some inspire, and some do. We cannot do it alone. Even a religious leader like Jesus needed twelve others that could go out and do the work of contacting prospects, helping them think through the needs they have, and inspiring them to take action to join the group.

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No Business without People

Computers in the office, robots in factories, and driverless vehicles are often intended to reduce manpower and have fewer people doing direct labor. However, the end goal is to feed people, move people, supply people, or otherwise make people more relaxed or happier. There is no business without people.

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Your Business Culture

Everyone talks about establishing a culture in their company. Large or small, leaders talk about the importance of culture to their success. But, what is culture? What helps create it and sustain it? 7 elements that define the culture of a society can be used to define the culture of a business.

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