Take Your Team to the Next Level with a Team Development Process

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How Team Analytics Can Drive Team Development in Your Organization By Dr. Tim Buividas   It used to be that building teams involved a campfire and climbing some ropes. That is still a viable option to develop your team, but a new resource can help you get a more accurate picture of your team’s performance needs. The new family of …

Dr. Susan CainTake Your Team to the Next Level with a Team Development Process

Getting Your Point Across Without Hurting Others: Quick Read on Assertive vs. Aggressive Communication

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By Shelby Hammel, I/O Psychology Master’s degree Candidate Below you will find some tips for communicating effectively without being aggressive. When we communicate assertively, we are clear about our opinions but are also open to others’; respect is critical. There are four styles of communication – please look at the chart below and think about your own communication style. Of course, …

Dr. Susan CainGetting Your Point Across Without Hurting Others: Quick Read on Assertive vs. Aggressive Communication
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Take Your Team to the Next Level with a Team Development Process Instead of an Event

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By Dr. Tim Buividas Overview: Team Analytics are helping to improve the process of building effective teamwork. Find out how.  It used to be that building teams involved a campfire and climbing some ropes. That is still a viable option to develop your team, but a new resource can help you get a more accurate picture of your team’s performance …

Dr. Susan CainTake Your Team to the Next Level with a Team Development Process Instead of an Event

Instructional Design and Delivery Best Practices for Exceptional Training Impact

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By Dr. Sue Cain The Corporate Learning Institute is a small custom training consultancy that specializes in blending training, coaching and strategy to help organizations align to achieve their goals. We have learned a lot here at CLI though two decades of training design and delivery. Our clients have become our trusted teachers, friends and collaborators. These same clients have …

Dr. Tim BuividasInstructional Design and Delivery Best Practices for Exceptional Training Impact

The Not-So Common Sense Findings of What Makes Teams Great; The Value of Creating Psychological Safety and Norms in Teams

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Dr. Susan Cain of The Corporate Learning Institute reviews the recent article, What Google Learned from Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team, by Charles Duhigg, New York Times Magazine, February 25, 2016. The Corporate Learning Institute has helped develop strong, interdependent teams since 1986. What makes some teams successful while others falter? We can thank Google for perhaps the most useful and comprehensive …

Dr. Tim BuividasThe Not-So Common Sense Findings of What Makes Teams Great; The Value of Creating Psychological Safety and Norms in Teams

Using the MBTI to Build More Effective Sales Relationships

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Susan Cain, Ed.D. LCSW When we think about how we are connecting with clients and customers, we rarely take into consideration how they perceive us. Instead, we think about how to push our services or our products out to them, we articulate how we can meet their needs, we try to “sell” or persuade them to see our side. I …

Dr. Susan CainUsing the MBTI to Build More Effective Sales Relationships

The Surprising Lessons that Horses Teach us About Developing Transformational Relationships

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By Susan Cain, Ed.D., LCSW There I was at a brand name Chicago Company with a sales team the other day showing them, of all things, a video of a horse being trained. I was asked to talk with a group of sales professionals about the topic of building transformational vs. transactional relationships. What type of career suicide was I …

Dr. Susan CainThe Surprising Lessons that Horses Teach us About Developing Transformational Relationships

What Makes Training Effective: Understanding Training Transfer

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Organizations all over the world spend countless dollars providing training services to employees. Many invest millions of dollars in training each year, because “they believe that their people do not have the right skills to compete effectively,” (Cheese, 2004, p.12). A continuous challenge for developers of training programs is to ensure that training dollars are well spent and that training …

Dr. Susan CainWhat Makes Training Effective: Understanding Training Transfer

How Innovation Helps Groups Improve Workflow Approaches

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I stood in the training room of one of my favorite clients, hoping to introduce the 30 associates to a word that did not describe their present level of performance. That word was innovation. I was there to hold a two-hour rapid learning session, to awaken the group to the value of using innovation at every level of their small …

Dr. Susan CainHow Innovation Helps Groups Improve Workflow Approaches

How to Hold a Q4 Organizational Review and Why It Matters

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It was a Thursday morning when I walked into the tasting room of a wine market in the west loop area of Chicago. I was there to facilitate an organizational review for a well- known law firm, and to help prepare staff to finish the year strong with a great performance in the fourth quarter. As I ticked past the …

Dr. Susan CainHow to Hold a Q4 Organizational Review and Why It Matters