How to Look Back at Your 2013 Business Year and Apply Lessons Learned Toward 2014

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This is a natural time of year to recap the gains and gaps and the things you learned from the past year and your business. To do that, I want to offer you a creative visual moment. Imagine that you have just received an award for the most amazing business year of your career. It is December, 2013. The press …

Dr. Susan CainHow to Look Back at Your 2013 Business Year and Apply Lessons Learned Toward 2014

Improving Performance Feedback

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In my coaching practice across a wide variety of corporations and organizations, a common thread I hear from young, developing contributors, consistently strikes me. It is this…”I need more feedback!” I am equally struck by an interesting phenomenon-I always ask “well, …are you asking for feedback?” The answer is most often, no, that for many reasons-shyness, an aversion to bad …

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Team Building Revisited: Building Collaboration Skills

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There’s always room for improvement. Two-Minute Reads are a free tool you and your organization can use just for that reason.  Many companies desperately need collaboration skills that span their organization. If your company is siloed, it may be losing some of the benefits of cross-collaboration. Dr. Susan Cain of The Corporate Learning Institute is a noted content expert in …

Dr. Susan CainTeam Building Revisited: Building Collaboration Skills

Building Collaborative Muscle in Your Organization

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Do the people in your organization operate collaboratively across your company?  Many organizations have moved away from a siloed business model toward a more “matrix” operating approach. Many combine both business approaches successfully. Matrix management is essentially a process for pooling people to operate more efficiently across the functional areas of your organization.  Skills and information flow horizontally across to …

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Is It a Good Idea to Hire Outside Assistance for Training and Developing Your People?

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Training your talent pool is a very personal thing.  Many times, you may have the internal resources but find that you are stretched too thin to deliver the training or coaching that your people need to succeed. To find out of you could benefit from an outside “pair of hands” with expertise, try to answer the following questions: Is the …

Dr. Susan CainIs It a Good Idea to Hire Outside Assistance for Training and Developing Your People?

Why Team Building Pays Off

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Team building skills allow people to work together better, saving time, money and your most important asset-knowledge. The Corporate Learning Institute helps individuals and teams develop optimal collaboration skills. How do they do it? Recently, Dr. Susan Cain worked with a high profile client in Santa Barbara, California. The team, from a start-up company in famed Silicon Valley, California, was …

Dr. Susan CainWhy Team Building Pays Off

Growing Your Business From the Ground Up

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Long-term CLI client C/D/H was recently awarded West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, by the Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA). I recently had C/D/H Partner, Paul Hillman on CLI’s Blog Talk Radio show, and he enlightened our listeners about how the firm made the climb from start-up in 1990 to the present. What emerged during …

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Training Fit for the 21st Century

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Learn-Apply-Create-Discuss! Video games will save the training world. They will liberate us from boring PowerPoints and poorly written training material. Interactive learning based on gaming technology will show us how to develop the next generation of training. Benedictine University recently found that, “College students have spoken, and lecture-based learning is prehistoric.” But it’s not just college students who find traditional …

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Drawing Life and Business Lessons from Monty Roberts

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I recently had New York Times bestselling author Monty Roberts and his Vice President of Business Development, Debbie Roberts-Loucks, on CLI’s BlogTalkRadio show.  Monty is “The Man Who Listens to Horses”, and is a world icon promoting non-violence for horses and people. What’s interesting about his work is that people who are not associated with horses are more impacted by …

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Assessing Your Organization’s Leadership Bench Strength

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Stores are jammed with diet and exercise products and equipment. Those of us who made New Year’s resolutions are actively pursuing them…this month. But resolutions are hard to keep. In your organization, resolving to look at the workforce changes that are going on around you is critical. A shift is occurring in the world. We have an aging population of …

Dr. Susan CainAssessing Your Organization’s Leadership Bench Strength