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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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Training Strategies and Tools – The Checklist

Effective Learning that Lasts You've just completed your best training ever (you think), and now you're waiting for the results. Your concern is that previous trainings have resulted in early lifts in job performance, but that after a few weeks … Continue reading

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Business Best Practice for 2013

Be Remarkable in the New Year Purple Cows and Chairs Early last year I wrote a brief blog, Be Better – Be Different. Yesterday, while preparing some book recommendations for the New Year, I stumbled across the book Purple Cow … Continue reading

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Social Media Epic Fail: Lessons from KitchenAid

Social Media gone awry: What KitchenAid did wrong and what they got right It’s been several days since KitchenAid’s disastrously offensive tweet during the Presidential debate, and the dust has now settled. Time to take a look at what went … Continue reading

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Peter Drucker’s Advice: Don’t Solve Problems – Pursue Opportunities

How do you spend your day? Professor, writer, and business consultant Peter Drucker, spent over 60 years advising some of the world's leading executives. Drucker identified eight practices of effective executives. One of them was: “They were focused on opportunities … Continue reading

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Apple vs. Samsung: What’s an Idea Worth?

  U.S. Jury Awards Apple $1.05 Billion in Suit against Samsung The Jury didn't award Apple over a billion dollars in its suit against Samsung because Apple discovered a new technology. Phones that play songs were not new. Phones that … Continue reading

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Your Training Problem

Do you think that you have a training problem? I don't think so. If you went to the hospital with a broken arm and they put a cast on your arm would you say that you have a cast problem? … Continue reading

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3 myths about training

3 common myths about training are revealed. Continue reading

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Appliance Salespeople

    Steven Covey recently died of complications from an injury suffered in a bicycle accident. He's most famous for his bestseller, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Here are 7 entirely different habits that are characteristic habits of … Continue reading

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Be Better – Be Different

Columnist and author Dale Dauten once wrote, “Different isn’t always better, but better is always different.” This pithy aphorism deserves some serious thought. The fox in the photo may be safe (for now), but by definition if we want to … Continue reading

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