Posts tagged with: professional growth

  • abandon resolutions
Last year, I stopped making New Year’s resolutions. Instead, I tried creating a specific vision for the year I’d like to have. I thought, “It’s what I train business owners to do for their organizations; why not give it a...
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Can you imagine your training and development manager staring at the budget and trying to decide where to invest the company’s money? The narrative in their head might sound something like this. “Can we afford to incorporate training on creative...
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  • Disappointed with training
Last month you proudly unveiled a new incentive program to increase referrals generated by your employees’ networking. This month, as you review the results you are disappointed. Why? Before I jump into the reasons, I’ll tell you this scenario is...
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  • Training development for research
I have to start this post with a quote from an online article from Contracting for Business titled Even Accidental Plagiarism Can Cost You. Authors C. Greer and M. Michel say, “With the Internet, plagiarism is on the rise. In...
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  • Team Work on the Mechanism of Metal Gears.
In the “Why Teams Outperform Groups” blog, we talked about the difference between leading groups and leading teams and why that distinction is so important. This week, we’ll be discussing the primary ingredients in creating a successful team: trust and understanding....
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  • Fortune: Success Grows from Within
Do you believe in serendipity? I’ll admit I didn’t think about it much until last week. I looked up the definition to make sure it was happening to me, and yes, “I experienced an occurrence of events by chance in...
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  • Betty Folliard presenting
A lesson on podcasts turned quickly into a lesson about life, business, and taking measured risks. On September 24th, 2015, Betty Folliard generously agreed to talk to a new MeetUp group I’m involved in to learn more about podcasting. I...
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  • Lessons Learned Just Ahead sign
Several days ago I celebrated my birthday. Whenever I do, I think about playing Monopoly and the excitement of passing the “GO” square on the board and collecting $200. In a game that seemed to go on forever, passing “GO”...
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  • Woman stepping off ledge
February 19th, 2016 marked my third year judging for Minnesota Collegiate DECA’s MN State Competition. As I was reflecting on what to write, I found the post [below] from two years ago. Back then, I was employed full time by...
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  • Are you listening?
I found loads of resources about what to do to engage clients, customers, and employees as I began my research for this third post in the three-part series that started with 3 Notes to Scale Up Your Sales. The one piece of...
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