How Corporate Learning Has Changed: CLI’s Own Rapid Learning Workshop Series Comes of Age

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How Corporate Learning Has Changed: CLI’s Own Rapid Learning Workshop Series Comes of Age By Susan Cain, Ed.D, and Tim Buividas, Ed.D, The Corporate Learning Institute September 2018 As experts in corporate learning, Dr. Susan Cain and Dr. Tim Buividas prepare companies to develop learning strategies that fit their needs in the digital age. Training is Changing (Again) When I …

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Strategies for Incorporating New Team Members

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Organizations often have a difficult time incorporating new contributors into tight-knit internal teams. Luckily, there are tried-and-true methods for overcoming the awkwardness that can pervade the orientation process. If you’re struggling to integrate new team members, consider implementing some of these strategies: Encourage new team members to adopt positive work habits so they don’t disturb their colleagues. Facilitate Friendships Currently, only 30 …

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Have you done a ropes course?

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It is ropes course season! Now, I know there are many different opinions about ropes courses, so I will share mine based on over 20 years of using them. First off, a ropes course is an outdoor (typically) adventure facility that has activities that participants progress through that are physically, mentally, and emotionally challenging. Ropes courses are rooted in Experiential …

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Bring your Team Together with an Offsite Outing

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Off-site team gatherings are often the subjects of intense ridicule, with employees and business leaders dismissing them as useless time sucks. In reality, these activities carry tangible benefits and have the potential to facilitate real growth among participants. So don’t give into pressure from doubters and scrap your off-site conversation strategy. Instead, put together an event that will produce real …

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How Physical Activities Spur Team Effectiveness

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How Physical Activities Spur Team Effectiveness Employees may turn up their noses at traditional team-building activities, expressing contempt for cringe-worthy psychological exercises and forced social situations. So do away with these contrived pursuits and embrace a more effective and exciting alternative: physical activity. Team-based athletic contests carry a variety of benefits and can help improve overall team effectiveness. Achieving Physical Triumph These …

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How to Motivate Individual Contributors

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Motivated individual contributors often propel effective teams and ultimately determine team output. Unfortunately, many businesses find it difficult to motivate employees these days. In fact, only 33 percent of Americans say they feel engaged at work, according to polling data from Gallup. To overcome the odds and get your team members excited, try adopting some of these time-tested motivational techniques: Find Real Meaning …

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Four Steps to Effective Delegation

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Delegation is one of the most difficult but necessary workplace skills. Learning to delegate effectively is important because no one person can accomplish everything effectively. We have created a simple process to help you delegate better. Job Aid: Four Steps to Delegating Tasks   Evaluate the task and resources needed to manage it. Assess the opportunity and candidates for delegating …

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Effective Leaders Pay Attention to Personality

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In today’s employee-centered workplace culture, business leaders must carefully monitor their behavior and take time to reflect on the non-business variables that affect their management style, including personality. Everyone, no matter their temperament, has the potential to rise through the ranks and assume leadership roles. However, some possess traits that make them more effective in such positions while others must overcome …

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Get a Handle on Managing the Diverse Talent in Your Organization

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CLI is a leading expert in DiSC assessments, as a Wiley Partner CLI offers a wide variety of DiSC tools for you to use. Imagine being able to instantly understand your co-workers! DiSC work style assessment is a very useful learning tool, pictured to the left, developed by Wiley to assess work style preferences by understanding yourself and your colleagues …

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Why Team Building Does Not Work

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Effective teaming is a must do. Teaming is important to the success of all organizations. Having worked in the field for over 20 years I do not know any organization that does not utilize teams in some form. Teams have become the norm and are no longer considered a strategic advantage – they are a must do. And they must …

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