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Take Your Team to the Next Level with a Team Development Process Instead of an Event

Dr. Susan Cain Categories, Company Culture and Change, Culture, Organizational and Performance Assessments, Performance Coaching, Professional Development, Team Building, Team Development, Training & Development, Training and Development Leave a Comment

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

How Innovation Helps Groups Improve Workflow Approaches

Dr. Susan Cain Innovation, Management, Professional Development, Training & Development, Training and Development Leave a Comment

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

Idea Management: Where Do Ideas Come From?

Dr. Susan Cain Management, Professional Development, Training and Development, Two-Minute Reads Leave a Comment

Where Do Ideas Come From? By Taylor Viering, M.A. While management often has lofty ideas, it is the employees who are on the front lines, running day to day operations who have more ideas that create innovation and break-throughs. Their ideas have transformed many businesses (Post-it notes were developed by 3M employees – not management). Yet, most businesses leave the innovating to …

Dr. Susan CainIdea Management: Where Do Ideas Come From?

Giving Feedback to Different Personalities

Dr. Tim Buividas Professional Development, Training & Development Leave a Comment

Different kinds of people receive feedback differently. Using the four quadrants of personality theory, there are four kinds of people: Drivers Influencers Steadiers Analysts Have a conversation with your coworkers to know how they like to receive feedback. Everyone is different. Drivers: Drivers are direct and to the point. They are results-focused. When giving feedback to drivers, have your feedback …

Dr. Tim BuividasGiving Feedback to Different Personalities
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Types of Feedback: The AIM Model

Dr. Tim Buividas Management, Professional Development, Training & Development Leave a Comment

The AIM model provides three different types of feedback that are applied to our performance target. A  is for Acknowledgement. I  is for Improvement. M  is for Measurement. Each type of feedbackhas a specific use. A key for their use is to ensure that you use the correct type of feedback in a given situation. A common error in the …

Dr. Tim BuividasTypes of Feedback: The AIM Model

How Conflicts Show Up in Your Organization

Dr. Susan Cain Culture, Professional Development, Training & Development, Two-Minute Reads Leave a Comment

How Conflicts Show Up in Your Organization: A Look at the Denison Culture Survey and the GRPI Model to Decode Areas of Conflict   There are many areas of conflict within an organization that cause problems for an organization. The Denison Culture Survey is a tool to help you understand how people feel about your organization, and what they perceive about …

Dr. Susan CainHow Conflicts Show Up in Your Organization

Sustaining a Consistent Performance Over Time by Becoming Resilient

Dr. Susan Cain Coaching, Motivation, Professional Development, Training & Development, Two-Minute Reads Leave a Comment

  By Susan Cain, Ed.D. The Corporate Learning Institute Developing the resilience to rebound and even “bounce back” from setbacks or discouraging events at work is a critical ability. This two-minute read will help you with becoming resilient and build and sustain your creative best. It will change your ability to: Stay calm in the moment and rebound quickly from …

Dr. Susan CainSustaining a Consistent Performance Over Time by Becoming Resilient

Four Critical Things New Supervisors and Managers Need to Know

Dr. Susan Cain Leadership, Management, Professional Development, Training & Development, Two-Minute Reads Leave a Comment

Four Critical Things New Supervisors and Managers Need to Know  Dr. Susan Cain, Ed. D | Corporate Learning Institute   Becoming a new manager catches many unaware of the new expectations for their role.  Recent data suggests that up to 60% of frontline managers fail within the first two years in their role. 26% felt they were not ready for …

Dr. Susan CainFour Critical Things New Supervisors and Managers Need to Know

The Outcome Thinking Model

Dr. Susan Cain Professional Development, Training & Development, Two-Minute Reads Leave a Comment

Outcome Thinking Outcome Thinking is a thought-action process used by high performers to manage successfully. It is a combination of thinking differently to act differently to achieve superior results. The Outcome Thinking Model is comprised of 4 distinct steps: Desired Outcome – a positive statement which identifies specifically what is needed, along with the expected benefits to the organization. Clarity …

Dr. Susan CainThe Outcome Thinking Model

Working Collaboratively in a Stressful Environment

Dr. Susan Cain Management, Motivation, Professional Development, Training and Development, Two-Minute Reads Leave a Comment

Work is filled with demands, changes, constant interruptions, and shifting priorities – a stressful environment. The World Health Organization estimates that stress costs American businesses $300 billion dollars a year. Even in a work environment like this, however, you can find ways to manage the stress and collaborate to achieve the goals you share. Let’s look at how stress can creep into your work relationships. …

Dr. Susan CainWorking Collaboratively in a Stressful Environment