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FEB
07

Why Is “Why” the Most Important Component of Any Curriculum?

TrainingIndustry.com

As professional educators and consultants, we all understand the basics of designing effective learning curriculums. We focus on the needs of our audience, their objectives and how these elements relate to the purpose of the training. I couldn’t agree more with this direction … except for one missing key ingredient.

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JAN
29

15 Personal Branding Mistakes to Avoid as an Executive

Forbes.com

Executives too often "come off" as if they are untouchable and without error. In fact, some come off as extremely unapproachable because they give off as if the entire company's success is carried on their shoulders. They use it almost as an excuse to warrant being "hard to connect to." A positive personal brand depends on being personable, transparent and even imperfect.

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JAN
23

14 Ways To Continue Sticking To Your New Year's Resolution

Forbes.com

Want the "true secret" to accomplishing your new-year resolution? Tell as many people as you can about it so that the next time they run into to you, they will ask you about how you are doing. Don't believe me? Try it. Why does this work? For one, you, yourself will challenge what you really want to commit to. Two, resolutions "kept to yourself" are optional since they are private.

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JAN
16

Put It Into Practice: 14 Actionable Ways To Implement Your Learning

Forbes.com

Learning without application is a waste of time when it comes to company ROI. Before learning, one should ask, "What's the current issue I'm trying to resolve through my learning? What's the 'why' behind what I need to learn?" Just like a New Year's resolution, learning doesn't translate into action without a high need.

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JAN
11

12 Trust-Building Tips For Converting Contacts Into Clients

Forbes.com

Clients need two things from you to have their trust: your competence and you, being likable and relatable. Ever go to a great restaurant where the food was good but the service was bad? Ever go back? Me either. The same goes for client conversion. Deliver on your promise and at the same time, genuinely connect with your client. Understand as much about them as the problem!

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JAN
4

Cultivating Superpowers In The Workplace

Forbes.com

We all love superheroes. More specifically, we love the superpowers that superheroes possess. After all, a superpower’s unswerving sense of invincibility and purpose seems so much more impactful than mere mortal strengths.

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AUG
29

Disrupt Or Be Disrupted: Leadership In The Digital Age

Retail Executive

If you have any doubt that your business requires disruptive leadership, consider Kodak, Blockbuster, or BlackBerry. Or the 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies in 2000 that no longer existed by 2010. Then think Amazon which quintupled its North American sales from $16 billion to $80 billion in a mere six years. Disruptive leadership made the difference.

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