Category Archives for "Business"

How to Plan Effective Training

Planning for training takes more than pulling information together. Having conversations with constituents will ensure the training is effective. Does your company have a need for internal training? Perhaps on a new procedure, product or software? Regardless of the topic, planning for training is not just about pulling the content together.  Planning also includes asking […]

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What is a “People System”?

When a client asks me what the ‘magic pill’ is for business success, I have to respond by saying “people”.  It’s not just employees, though. This includes all of your constituents – staff, vendors, customers, partners, suppliers, … But when I refer to people systems, I am referring to employees.  I’ve outlined the 7 components […]

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Have you Sharpened your Saw Lately?

Stephen Covey tells the story of a man who was walking through a forest when he came across a frustrated lumberjack.  The lumberjack was trying to cut down a tree and was swearing and cursing as he labored in vain. “What’s the problem?”  The man asked. “My saw’s blunt and won’t cut the tree properly.”  The […]

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