Design your own training programme

The Management Centre

Choose the right training and it can help you improve productivity, achieve more goals and make a lasting difference to working life. In short, to build your own training programme. In this blog =mc Director Charlotte Scott looks at some considerations for tailored training, and shares examples of who it’s worked for. At =mc we regularly work with organisations to design training programmes that suit the specific needs of their teams – which can vary dramatically.

How to Get Meaningful Sales Training Outcomes

LSA Global

Meaningful Sales Training Outcomes Require Meaningful Steps. If you are looking for real behavior change from your sales force (and you should), you need to change your view of sales training from a one-time event to an ongoing change process.

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What to Do Before, During, and After Sales Training to Get Results

LSA Global

Frustrated by Disappointing Sales Training Results? If you are frustrated by the results of your business sales training investment, you are not alone. Only 1-in-5 sales training participants change their on-the-job behavior or performance from standalone sales training.

Shell Fires Another 10,000; Energy Layoffs Top 250,000; Oil Breaks $28 Again; In Search of Jobs

MishTalk

Energy Layoffs Pile Up July 28: Chevron to cut 950 jobs in Houston, 500 in San Ramon,500 companywide October 30: Chevron will lay off 6,000 to 7,000 workers, slash spending. I think it’s going to come bite us extremely hard,” says Tobias Read, CEO of Swift Worldwide Resources, an energy recruiting firm based in Houston. Two years ago, the energy sector’s big concern was a shortage of skilled workers.

Bureaucracy Can Drain Your Company’s Energy. Agile Can Restore It.

Harvard Business

The energy, commitment, and collaboration among team members was a revelation. Third, train the entire organization and ramp up a motivation campaign. We assemble multidisciplinary teams and do joint training. Tetra Images/Getty Images. Believe it or not, bureaucracy was once a progressive innovation. Its hierarchical authority, specialized division of labor, and standard operating procedures enabled companies to grow far larger than they had ever been.

When Companies Should Invest in Training Their Employees — and When They Shouldn’t

Harvard Business

companies spent over $90 billion dollars on training and development activities in 2017, a year-over-year increase of 32.5 %. Training is useful at times but often fails, especially when it is used to address problems that it can’t actually solve. Many well-intended leaders view training as a panacea to obvious learning opportunities or behavioral problems. Here are three conditions needed to ensure a training solution sticks. Photodisc/Getty Images.

What it’s like going through the Strengths Communicators Training with LVC

Leadership Vision Consulting

Strengths Communicator Training, developed by Leadership Vision Consulting (LVC), is for individuals who want to enhance their skills in order to help others understand the unique behaviors of strengths. At the conclusion of the training, individuals have learned how to lead others through 1:1 StrengthsFinder conversations around their top five themes of strength. What is Strengths Communicator Training? But this Strengths Communicator training intrigued me.

Learning New Skills at Work Is Complicated

LSA Global

And surprisingly to many, learning new skills at work does not happen by attending one-time training programs. Based upon measuring over 800 training programs , our research shows that only 1-in-5 participants on average change their behavior and performance from training alone. Before launching a training program designed to build new work skills, you need all key stakeholders on board. Coil, bend your knees, and swing the racquet to gather energy and gain power.

6 Turnaround Tactics for a Failing Team

Rick Conlow

Less than 25% of employees have attended a company sponsored training program in the last five years. If you are the leader you will need to know how to do this or need to engage a trained facilitator to help you. A failing team creates discomfort for everyone.

6 Turnaround Tactics for a Failing Team

Rick Conlow

Less than 25% of employees have attended a company sponsored training program in the last five years. If you are the leader you will need to know how to do this or need to engage a trained facilitator to help you. A failing team creates discomfort for everyone.

How to Set More Achievable Sales Goals

LSA Global

4 Tips that Work for Achieving Sales Goals While most consultative selling training programs teach meaningful skills to help achieve sales quota, they rarely touch upon the actual process of setting achievable sales goals. Harness your energy and skills to drive in a purposeful direction.

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What If All U.S. Coal Workers Were Retrained to Work in Solar?

Harvard Business

The global economy is in a massive transition from a fossil-fuel-based energy system to one using sophisticated renewable energy technologies. For tens of thousands of fossil fuel workers, though, the energy industry outlook is not promising. Energy Information Administration notes that between 2010 and 2012, 14 gigawatts (GW) of coal-fired capacity was retired and that a total of 60 GW will be retired by 2020.

Technology and Wisdom: Where and How Do They Intersect in Life, Work and Play? (Part 1)

Women in Consulting

Ingoma Nshya, first ever Rwandan women’s drumming group – fantastic drumming performance, full of life and energy. Consulting Training and Education By: Jennifer LeBlanc. Taking a break from my usual marketing-specific topics to do a review of a technology and wisdom conference I attended Feb. 14-17 called Wisdom 2.0 in San Francisco.

Euro Sucks Italian Blood; Prime Minister Blames Tax Evasion

MishTalk

Italy has a relatively low education level and a poor infrastructure characterized by potholed streets, an energy supply prone to failure, constantly delayed trains and outmoded communication networks. MISHS. Global Economic. Trend Analysis. Contact. Advertisers. Sitka Pacific. Recent Posts. Featured Links. GoldMoney: The Best Way to Buy Gold & Silver. Dollar Collapse News on the Dollar's Death Spiral. Minyanville Business and Market News.

10 Questions to Determine if a Client is Worthy of You

Consulting Matters

If you're a consulting or coaching business owner, you probably invest a ton of time, money and mental energy trying to find your perfect clients and convince them of your value. ” Get my Free Value Proposition Creation Video Training!

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The Business Empath's Guide to Consulting & Coaching

Consulting Matters

An empath is someone with an extremely reactive neurological system which causes them to absorb both the positive and stressful energies around them. Once you go for the third, you have crossed your own boundaries that might take away the energy you need for your other clients.

Solar Is Being Held Back by Regulations, Not Technology

Harvard Business

The wealthy can now install large high-power solar energy systems that produce enough energy to meet their needs for an entire year. How can these people take part in the solar energy revolution and all the money savings that come with it? They can be installed on a porch or backyard by an average person with no training, and they can be transported from home to home. It would also boost the energy capacity of the solar industry and provide U.S.

4 Field-Tested Places to Focus as a New Manager

LSA Global

Here’s where we think you should focus as a new manager in terms of your attention and your energy: Getting to Know Your Team. Blog Management Development New Manager TrainingYour Team Is Watching. With one stroke of the pen, the promotion became real. You were suddenly thrust into the position of leader. Unfortunately the abilities and attributes that earned you the more exalted position are not the same abilities and attributes you will need to succeed as a leader.

NSA tool collects "Nearly Everything You Do On the Internet"

MishTalk

The NSA boasts in training materials that the program, called XKeyscore, is its "widest-reaching" system for developing intelligence from the internet. Compounding concerns about the New Zealand militarys targeting of journalists, the Sunday Star reported that a confidential military training manual drafted in 2003 lists investigative journalists as one of the top threats to state security–up there with terrorists and hostile foreign intelligence groups. MISHS.

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Are Your New Managers Ready to Lead?

LSA Global

As you sort out what works, see if you, too, can practice new manager training skills around effective communication, setting goals, gaining agreement, giving feedback, making decisions, prioritizing for the activities that really matter, and following up. Effective managers don’t hide from problems; they spend their energy on solving them. Blog Communication Leadership New Manager TrainingAre Your New Managers Ready to Lead?

The Most Common Money Fears of Consultants & Coaches (and How to Get Over Them)

Consulting Matters

"Money is congealed energy, and releasing it releases life's possibilities." - Joseph Campbell. Invest in specialized business development support and training with the full expectation it will pay off. Sure they may ask for a training program to develop their leadership talent.

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Fed Balance Sheet vs. Stock Market; Will QE Cause Inflation?

MishTalk

“Investors rush to get on the train even as it accelerates. MISHS. Global Economic. Trend Analysis. Contact. Advertisers. Sitka Pacific. Recent Posts. Featured Links. GoldMoney: The Best Way to Buy Gold & Silver. Dollar Collapse News on the Dollar's Death Spiral. Minyanville Business and Market News. Patrick Housing Crash News Top Housing and Commercial Real Estate News. Get Involved The State of the Unions Finances: A Citizens Guide.

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: IMF "Baseline Scenario.

MishTalk

The head of the IMF Mission explained that to ensure job creation Spain needs a further increase in wage flexibility, improvement in training for the unemployed, reduced taxes and elimination of regulations that discourage hiring. MISHS. Global Economic. Trend Analysis. Contact. Advertisers. Sitka Pacific. Recent Posts. Featured Links. GoldMoney: The Best Way to Buy Gold & Silver. Dollar Collapse News on the Dollar's Death Spiral. Minyanville Business and Market News.

Retreat Yourself

Women in Consulting

Then move your focus to your right knee, then your hips, then your stomach, your chest, your left shoulder, your neck, and back to the top of your head — pausing between each move to let the energy refocus in the new spot. Finally, return the energy to your dominant hand, and then relax your focus. Consulting Training and Education Top Consulting Tips Women in Business long term vision women in consulting

Business Predictions for 2014 (Hint) Leadership A Strong Focus

Cheryl Cran

We will see more organizations seeking talent with an established skill set and an increased demand for talent that has been trained by other successful business leaders. We will see an increased demand for leadership development in areas such as technology, senior leadership grooming, emotional intelligence and ‘energy management’ skills development. “If only we had a crystal ball… ” Business predictions for 2014 are varied and dependent on the source.

10 Ways To Making Money And A Difference as a Consultant & Coach (Number 2 Is My Favorite)

Consulting Matters

Consultants do not work harder than their clients – they have to bring the energy and sponsorship of the work. Our clients have to bring the energy for their own change that we can support. It's our energy that attracts (or repels) potential clients.

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How the Water Industry Learned to Embrace Data

Harvard Business

If not addressed, water scarcity will squeeze food and energy supply chains, and stall economic growth. The law of unintended consequences was also alive in operations: because of the initial problems, the field transmissions group distrusted the data — even after the IT problem was diagnosed and resolved – and therefore required additional training to assuage their doubts. Information & technology Energy & Natural Resources Digital Article

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Motivating others: how to be an encouraging leader

The Management Centre

Motivation is energy. They have the energy and commitment to do what is needed today and to welcome what might be needed tomorrow. At times it can feel like a marathon we have not trained for.

17 Memorable Quotes about Gratitude and Thanksgiving

Rick Conlow

“Gratitude is a powerful process for shifting your energy and bringing more of what you want in life. In addition, go here for our RealTime Learning & Training leadership and personal development website.

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The Safe Space #3 – getting focused

The Management Centre

This could have a huge toll on your personal energy and wellbeing. So instead of thinking about all the things you need to do, start each day with one or two important goals – what would be the most impactful thing I could put my energy into today?

How to Consistently Get Consulting Clients.Even if You're Brand New and Just Starting Out

Consulting Matters

archetypal energy, wants, needs, aspirations, etc.). Join my list using the link at the bottom of this post and get consulting quick wins and training right to your inbox. It's a brand new skill that you haven't been trained in.

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Five Steps to Designing a High-Impact Executive Team Meeting Agenda

Consulting Matters

Any issue or challenge that they face as an organization can be better dealt with if they have a neutral and trained facilitator to guide the process and integrate participants' perspectives. No one has energy for an all day meeting past 3:30pm or 4:00 even if your client tells you that their team wants to go until 5. At some point all consultants will be on the hook to lead a senior team meeting.

Seth's Blog: Avoiding the custom bully

Seth Godin Blog

« Conservation of energy in conversation | Main. Here's the thing: no matter how much you paid for your ticket, you never bother to even try bullying the conductor or the gate agent to get your train or plane to leave a few minutes later. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Avoiding the custom bully : « Conservation of energy in conversation | Main. Seths Blog.Seth Godins riffs on marketing, respect, and the ways ideas spread. About. Archives.

Batteries not included

Seth Godin Blog

The single most important part of any project is the battery, the source of energy, the optimism and effort that turns the long shot into the sure thing, one day at a time. Better to hire and train and seek out batteries. It's easy to dream of a strategy or a set of tactics that will make your forward motion feel less like an uphill slog. A perpetual motion machine of progress. These are few and far between.

The Power of Mindfulness: Remember, Recenter, Re-engage

Brimstone Consulting

Now, having remembered the present moment, and having recentered, we can re-engage with the fresher, calmer energy that we are experiencing.

How To Make Ice Cubes Out Of Icebergs

Kai Davis

If you — though lack of use or lack of training — never really built up the ‘chill’ skill, then that could become a fun personal project to work on. You won’t have the bandwidth/attention/energy necessary to get those things done well.

A Quiet(er) Mind

Brimstone Consulting

Even a few minutes of mindfulness practice daily allows the mind to rest, leaving us refreshed and able to lead with more energy, clarity, and focus.

The Power of Mindfulness

Brimstone Consulting

All distractions disappear, and we feel a sense of focus, energy, and aliveness. Mindfulness is a tool that can help place attention where it is most needed and then keep it there as long as required to reflect, plan, decide and act. Our attention is always someplace.

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How to Create More Meaning for Your Teams at Work

LSA Global

Check in regularly to see that your team members have this sense of satisfaction or, if not, find out what’s missing and fix it with a shift in assignment or with targeted training to increase competence. Players” have more energy and know that they can rely on their team mates to perform.

Solving problems, creating ideas, building consensus

The Management Centre

It can also engage and motivate the people we work with, giving energy and inspiration to our work. If you want to enhance your facilitation skills and get access to a comprehensive facilitation toolkit, take a look at our Facilitation Skills training programme.