Category: learning

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What is Microlearning and Why Care About It?

Humpback whales are “filter feeders,” collecting their prey by swimming forward with their mouths wide open. Although they do eat and require larger prey such as sardines, anchovies, salmon, haddock, and other...

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Different Types of Knowledge and What They Mean For Your Organization

Every successful company or organization in the world is built upon the same foundation: knowledge. And this makes sense; after all, if a company isn’t built around knowledge—knowledge of the customer, knowledge...

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7 Steps to Create a Training Course for Blended Learning

Blended learning is an approach that more and more companies are taking to train employees. There are still those who rely either only on instructor-led training or only on online courses, but...

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Do’s and Don’ts of Corporate Retreats

Corporate team retreats carry a threefold purpose: Provide an opportunity to solve business problems Build, strengthen, and align relationships across a team Offer a chance for retreat attendees to further develop their...

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The Strategic Advantage of Collaborative Learning

The twenty-first century has brought about rapid change that has resulted in many businesses experiencing financial difficulty and failure.  These difficulties can be directly linked to a failure to respond to the...

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Book Review: The Brain Advantage

Using the most recent research in neuroscience as a springboard for talking about leadership skills seems, at first, to be a strange pairing. I admit that I expected to be bogged down...

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Don’t Just “Fix It!”: Solving Problems Effectively Through Problem Profiling

Problem solving and decision making is the heart and soul of most jobs and careers. Problems come in all sizes; major problems and daily nuisance problems. If solutions can be found and...

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Traditional Classroom Training vs. E-Learning

Recently, one of the participants in our Applied Strategic Thinking Workshop asked if the material being presented was available in an E-Learning format or if we had considered making it available on-line. ...

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Less Is Sometimes More. Know Your Audience When Communicating.

How important is it to know your audience? Extremely important if you are dealing with a culture different than your own. A few weeks ago, my Father told the following story to...

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Cutting Edge Training and Facilitation Skills: The Adult Learner

The adult learner is in charge of his/her own learning.  The trainer cannot impose or insert learning, but instead must serve as a leader, guide, and catalyst. 1. Adults are motivated to...