Can you really teach soft skills virtually?

The short answer is YES! A skilled facilitator can be effective at teaching soft skills in a virtual environment. From communication to management skills, it’s all possible. So how do you teach things like leadership, management and communications skills virtually? Here are three nuggets I’ve learned since mid-March. 1.      Attention spans are shorter when people looking […]

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Manager Training – what to include?

I recently wrapped up a 9-month Manager Training program for a client. As a capstone, participants shared three key learning points and how they made changes in their work. Here, I’m sharing takeaways that stood up for people in the training. These topics are a must for training managers and leaders in your organization. Communicating […]

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Developing Employees from Hire to Exit

The employee journey starts with the recruitment process and moves through onboarding to development and finally exit. We call this process a “People System”. A company’s ‘people system’ carries an employee through their entire journey, from recruitment to exit.  Ideally, the employee journey is aligned with the company’s vision, mission and values. As this image depicts, employees […]

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How Important is New Employee Onboarding?

In a Bamboo HR study of over 1,000 workers, 31% reported having quit a job within the first six months.  According to the research participants, the top reasons for leaving were a poor onboarding experience, a lack of clarity surrounding job duties and expectations, or a less than stellar boss. We know that ‘people leave […]

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Consider These 6 Elements for Your Leadership Development Program

These 6 elements will enrich your leadership development training program.  A Sponsor. This is someone on the executive team who is a champion for the program. They participate in the kickoff and celebration, as well as one other point in the program. Coaching. Provide a coach to each participant to process and integrate what they’re […]

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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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How to Plan Effective Training

Planning For 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 […]

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