Monthly Archives: April 2013

KBIS is Dead. Long Live KBIS.

KBIS2013 is over. NKBA is changing the format by “co-locating” the 2014 KBIS with IBS (Int’l Builder Show) in Las Vegas. Will the NEW KBIS attract the industry support needed to bring back the glory days? Read the review from 2013 and decide for yourself. Continue reading

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Where JC Penney Went Wrong

Faulty Pricing Strategy Cost JC Penney Billions Former JC Penney CEO, Ron Johnson, implemented massive changes at JC Penney since taking over the helm in November 2011. But the change that led loyal customers to abandon JC Penney in droves … Continue reading

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6 Popular Posts from the Archives

Click to Read the Blog Post: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Appliance Salespeople (July 21, 2012) 7 Ways to Fight Online Retailers (Feb. 6, 2013) Peter Drucker’s Advice: Don’t Solve Problems – Pursue Opportunities (Sept. 12, 2012) Lessons for … Continue reading

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Saving JC Penney

5 Step Plan to Save JC Penney 1. √ Fire CEO Ron Johnson 2. √ Re-Hire previous CEO 3. √ Hire Blackstone to sort out financial options 4. ? Get customers back 5. ? Move forward In the last few … Continue reading

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Evaluating Training Programs: Part 3 of 3

Measuring Training Programs – Beyond the 4 Levels In our two previous blogs we've briefly covered two of the four levels of evaluating training from Donald Kirkpatrick's book Evaluating Training Programs: The Four Levels. Kirkpatrick's Level 1, surveys trainees to … Continue reading

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Measuring a Training Meeting’s Value

Training measurement from the ground up. Using Kirkpatrick's four levels of evaluation Marketing departments have a host of metrics that they can use to justify the effectiveness of their advertising for a brand, a product launch, or even an individual … Continue reading

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Is Your Training Program Effective?

Measuring Training Results Does management bemoan the fact that they can't effectively measure training? Have you heard the claim that there is just no way of knowing whether a specific training initiative was successful or not? Sometimes managers will use … Continue reading

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