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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...

How to Build Emotionally Intelligent, Productive Teams

There’s been a lot of talk about emotional intelligence in the last few years. Many people believe that a person’s EQ (emotional quotient) is just as important as IQ, if not more...

How to Create a Leadership-Development Plan in 9 Steps

A leadership-development plan is a detailed blueprint of the professional development and learning activities you’re going to engage in during a certain period of time. Its goal is to improve your leadership...

The Top 5 Workplace-Productivity Killers

While the beautifully designed spaces and free coffee of the modern workplace might not look like a 19th century sweatshop, it might still feel that way to employees slogging through their to-do...

Soft Skills Development: 7 Essentials for Leadership Success

“Soft skills” is a term that might not inspire much confidence. Perhaps the term itself needs a rebrand. However, what we know for sure is that soft-skills development can help you become...

Middle Managers: 3 Reasons Why They Can Unlock Business Success

The Linchpin of a Business Have you ever seen or heard of a linchpin? A linchpin is defined as something that holds the various elements of a complex structure together. For example,...

Having Difficult Conversations with Employees: A How-To Primer in 20 Tip

As managers, we’re there with our direct reports through both good times and bad. They’re not always the people we want them to be. Sometimes they have different perspectives, goals, and interests...

Your Frontline is Your Foundation for Success

Any successful construction project begins with a properly designed and prepared foundation. Whether it is a home, a high-rise, a bridge, or a by-way, if the foundation is improperly prepared and constructed...

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...

10 Reasons to Invest in Your Employees (and How It Can Pay Off)

Running a business requires making many different kinds of investments. A company invests its money and resources into advertising, research and development, social media, partnerships, technology, security, and much more. In turn,...