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Professional Development Training Ideas

Posted by Jesse Daniel Amos on Jan 31, 2020 1:12:28 PM

You take your responsibility to improve employee productivity and engagement seriously—and are looking for professional development training ideas. You might be hesitant to get started because you’re afraid of making the wrong decision when choosing the best professional development
approach for your business. Or maybe you’ve gone down a similar path before and had little to no success. There are several challenges to navigate before you can bring your professional development training initiatives to life. Here is the step-by-step guide to launching a professional development program. 

 

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Topics: Career Training, Professional Development

What Are the Benefits of Professional Development?

Posted by Jesse Daniel Amos on Jan 31, 2020 11:31:09 AM

Looking to find out what are the benefits of professional development? Look no further than retention, succession, and attraction. It’s important to understand why you or your organization are affected by professional development and the professional development training options available.

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Topics: Professional Development

6 Leadership Styles That Get Results

Posted by Morgan Landry on Sep 12, 2019 8:12:00 AM

Daniel Goleman, author of Leadership that Gets Results, developed research that suggests the most effective executives use a collection of distinct leadership styles, each in the right measure, at just the right time. This adaptability is tough to put into practice, but pays off when executed. Best part, it can be learned.

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Topics: Leadership, Execution

The 5 Top Leadership KPIs You're Not Measuring

Posted by Morgan Landry on Sep 12, 2019 7:58:00 AM

I recently had the honor of learning about the top leadership KPIs from a session by Verne Harnish, Gazelles. Over the last four years I've also seen the impact of his principles here at The Center for Leadership and Development. and in surrounding businesses, through both personal and professional relationships. Recently, I heard Verne deliver a Leadership keynote at Microsoft Inspire, a worldwide celebration of new technology, ideas and leadership. 

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Topics: Management, Leadership

Extending Your Sphere of Influence

Posted by Jesse Daniel Amos on Jun 3, 2019 5:20:44 PM

Influencing others is an essential workplace competency. Extending your sphere of influence is the ability to affect the character, development, or behavior of someone. At the core of every individual is the ability to lead and influence others. Knowing how to utilize influence in everyday situations is crucial to gaining an understanding of others - it encourages openness and communication, builds goodwill, and is a key element to being a successful leader.

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Topics: Professional Development

When to Train Managers to Lead

Posted by Morgan Landry on Apr 25, 2019 10:08:26 AM

The average age that companies train managers to lead is 42, which is about ten years after they begin supervising people. 95% of employers believe leadership development should begin by the age 21. This means that we begin to train leaders 21 years too late. WorkTrends found that companies that scored the highest in offering their employees training and development were 40% higher in employee engagement scores than those companies that scored the lowest in their T & D offerings. A 2014 University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School study in conjunction with the Human Capital Institute found that 85% of executives surveyed said there was an “urgent need to step up leadership development.” So how do we prepare our organization to build effective leaders?

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Topics: Leadership

What is Emotional Intelligence?

Posted by Terry Mott on Apr 1, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Emotional intelligence is knowing how to work productively with other people. It is crucial to achieving professional success and continuing to grow over time. Consequently, experts in business and leadership have been increasingly interested in exploring the concept of emotional intelligence over recent years. By understanding the way you and others feel and applying your skills in managing emotions, you may pave the way toward the next steps in your career.

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Topics: Leadership

Keys to Managing a Multigenerational Workforce

Posted by Terry Mott on Mar 11, 2019 8:56:28 PM

The best multigenerational workforce companies know how to be on the same page when setting objectives, completing projects and planning for future growth. Businesses rely heavily on departments that run smoothly and align closely with the needs of the rest of the organization. As time passes, however, an inevitable challenge for maintaining cohesion has arisen in many workplaces.

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Topics: Communication

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