Managers as Leaders: Three Critical Components of Good Leadership

Managers and leaders are often referred to interchangeably. But in reality, they are quite different. Managers control and direct people according to the values that have been established. Leaders set new direction or vision for their group. They also act as the spearhead for that new direction. Management without leadership Managers without leadership characteristics serve …

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8 Effective Strategies to Develop (and Keep) Your Employees

How effective are your strategies for developing—and keeping—your employees? Creating an effective strategy to develop and retain your employees can have several benefits beyond just the employee. It can also improve the performance and growth of your business. But first, employers should understand the reasons why employees leave their jobs to begin with. Most commonly, …

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Perfection: How L&D Pros Can Let Go of It and Simply Be Themselves

Learning and development professionals could all use a little reminder that perfection is unrealistic and that they can feel comfortable exposing their human side at work. When employees look at learning and development professionals, they may think of us as superhuman in a way. Perhaps not on the level of Superman, but they may assume …

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How L&D Can Go From Order Taker to Strategic Business Partner

Do you or your learning and development team feel like an order taker in your organization when you’d rather be seen as a business partner? Often the learning and development teams feel somewhat separate from the rest of the organization and are brought into the conversation way later than they would like. This is a …

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How to Support Employees in a Career Change

Over the past 12 months, employees worldwide have had time to examine their lives and question whether or not they’re on the right career path. Those who want a change may even have begun to build their skills and start planning for their future.  When a talented employee says their heart isn’t in their current …

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The Value of Embracing Different Perspectives at Work

Do you consider and encourage different perspectives in your place of work? There’s a lot more open discussion in the world today, and more people value the spirit of inclusion and diversity. But for some, there’s still a long way to go, particularly in the workplace. How you approach open discussion in the workplace can …

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Five Tips to Improve Virtual Training for Employees

How can you create a highly effective virtual training session? Whether virtual sessions are your go-to method of training or not, it can be difficult to deliver a session that works for everyone. There are lots of things to consider when putting together any kind of virtual meeting. While challenging, virtual sessions offer unique opportunities …

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6 Tips on How to Encourage Innovation in Your Team

How can you spark new ideas and encourage innovation in your team? Innovation is so important for organizations to continue growing. But are you openly encouraging it within your own team? Are you creating a space where employees at all levels feel comfortable sharing their ideas? That’s what Matthew Brown discusses in this episode of …

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How to Reassess Your Priorities During Constant Change

How often do you reassess your priorities, both in business and your personal life? In times of change or crisis, many of us make the mistake of keeping those priorities and plans the same. However, if the world/the business/your life has changed, shouldn’t those priorities change as well? That’s the topic of discussion in this …

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