Category Archives for "Leadership development"

Horses teach us about communication and leadership

Have you ever wondered how horses are like humans? We are both herd animals. We are both social and highly communicative. Horses can not communicate something they are not feeling – they are completely authentic. That is what makes them such great coaches and mirrors. Horse Power Leadership™ provides a safe environment that surfaces profound […]

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Turning Subject Matter Experts into Expert Trainers

3 Tips for Selecting Trainers It takes more than being a SME (subject matter expert) to be a great trainer. Having information down cold is an important attribute of a good trainer, but it’s just the beginning.  Trainers with “the edge” are continuously reading the room, engaging participants, managing time, and checking for knowledge transfer. […]

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Needs Assessments for Learning & Development

It’s prime time to be conducting needs assessments to plan meaningful learning & organizational development initiatives for the coming year. Here are three tips for crafting thoughtful questions that will get to the heart of what you need to know. 1. Inquire at all levels Use surveys, focus groups and interviews to seek information from […]

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Presenting vs. Training

The best trainers certainly have excellent presentation skills. However, presenting is just one element of effective training.  Simply put, training is the transfer of knowledge.  But how do you know if the transfer of knowledge occurred?  Using both types of knowledge checks, embedded and post check, ensures that learners are following you along the way, and […]

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