Category: Training & Teambuilding

Resilience: A Teachable Skill for Navigating Change

Persevering in the face of adversity is critical to getting ahead. It has the power to take us farther than IQ, education or experience alone. It’s applicable across all roles and all lines of business in every industry around the world. And yet, we don’t spend nearly enough time developing resilience in our workforce.

Are You Prepared For Change?

Change is constant and occurs whether we like it or not. Understanding its components on a personal level can help us translate that understanding to the organizational level; an important thing as organizational change typically affects many different areas of that organization. Maybe even more important is the effect that change has on the individuals within the organization, and the impact the change has on them.

Apprenticeship Programs Fuel Employee Experience: Much to Learn From “Made in the Trade”

As spotlighted during my recent judging experience with the 2017 Small Business BC Awards, apprenticeship programs provide a great example of formal talent management in practice, demonstrating as they do the power of experience, the path of potential, and the ultimate productivity which results.

Are Your Newest Hires Trained to Work Safe?

As a supervisor or manager, making sure new employees are familiar with onsite safety procedures and work practices can be an important place to start with your new or young workers.

Orbital learning rather than linear learning

If you’ve ever designed a training program you’ll understand the pressure to have it go from A to B to C in a logical linear way. This works well for subjects that are logical and linear. Is management like that? Not very often.

Improving Staff Morale Through Authentic Appreciation

Four core conditions have been identified which need to be present in order for employees to truly ‘feel’ appreciated, which differs from recognition just being communicated.

Changing From the Inside Out: From PowderKeg to Powerhouse

A study by leading strategy consultancy, McKinsey & Company, showed 70 per cent of all change efforts fail. Further analysis revealed a theme across the majority of failures. The Achilles’ heel of virtually every change program? Old habits.

10 Fantastic Coaching Questions to Ask Your High Potential Talent

Natalie Michael shares some great coaching questions you can ask your best and brightest people.