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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

CLI’s Creative Approach to Engage and Train your Workforce

Dr. Tim Buividas Training and Development Leave a Comment

Susan Cain Ed.D., Partner, The Corporate Learning Institute    It’s seven in the morning at Alliance Disaster Kleenup in the Chicago suburb of Wheeling, Illinois, as employees arrive at work in various stages of wakefulness. The employees are attending a creative training session designed to engage them as well as offer useful training skills, offered through the Corporate Learning Institute. ADK’s CEO, …

Dr. Tim BuividasCLI’s Creative Approach to Engage and Train your Workforce

What Makes Training Effective: Understanding Training Transfer

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

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

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

How to Hold a Q4 Organizational Review and Why It Matters

Dr. Susan Cain Strategy, Training & Development, Training and Development Leave a Comment

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

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?

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

Why Making Decisions is So Hard and What to Do About It

Dr. Tim Buividas Management, Professional Development, Training and Development, Two-Minute Reads Leave a Comment

We all have to make multiple decisions each day. For many good reasons, some decisions are harder to make than others. Let’s use the DiSC model to understand how each of us is challenged, in our own way, to make the best choices possible.  Overview of The DiSC Model  The DiSC model profiles preferences that you have as you approach …

Dr. Tim BuividasWhy Making Decisions is So Hard and What to Do About It

8 Tips for Managing Your Boss

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

There’s always room for improvement. Two-Minute Reads are a free tool you and your organization can use just for that reason. According to John J. Gabarro and John P. Kotter1, managing your boss means “working with your superior to obtain the best possible results for you, your boss and the company”. Here are 8 tips to help you effectively manage …

Dr. Susan Cain8 Tips for Managing Your Boss

Building Community in the Workplace

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

There’s always room for improvement. Use this Two-Minute Reads as a free tool that you and your organization can use just for that reason. Do you remember going trick-or-treating at Halloween? Bounding up the stairs to ring the doorbells of neighbors you knew? How about as you got older and wandered beyond the familiar boundaries of your neighborhood? Did you …

Dr. Susan CainBuilding Community in the Workplace