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Your Best Trainers Already Work for You

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Oct 24, 2022

What’s the best training you ever experienced? Did it change your behavior?

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Topics: Training, training and education, measurement, Work Rules - Insights from Inside Google, Measure Learning, How to Measure Training Effectiveness

Why Role-Playing Fails

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Mar 9, 2020

Start discussing role playing, and most people quickly feel an aversion to it.

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Topics: Employee Feedback, employee performance, Training, training and education, Sales Training, Role Play

Toastmasters Mission (Core Purpose) is Clear – Is Yours?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 28, 2014

Most of us struggle to get out of our comfort zone.  Yet it’s the one thing, done frequently that can dramatically transform our performance. 

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Topics: Training, Leadership Training, leadership, training and education, Core Purpose

Finding People to Lead & Manage

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Apr 24, 2014

If you’ve found it challenging to find effective managers you’re not alone.  Recent research by Gallup points to a number of glaring issues that may make you feel better about your management hiring success rate. 

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Topics: employee engagement, Business Growth, manager, training and education

Why Leadership-Development Programs Fail - Solution

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Apr 10, 2014

A recent article by McKinsey & Company, one of the most prestigious consulting firms, Why Leadership-Development Programs Fail, notes four major reasons leadership development programs fail.  Many of the reasons focus directly on the leadership program.
Leadership training is more than just setting up programs to train and develop your future leaders.  It begins with how you train your people to be leaders in your present operating disciplines.  Let me share the four mistake areas from the article and share how Gazelles Coaches and Positioning Systems treat these to prevent leadership-development failures.

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Topics: Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Leadership Training, leadership, training and education, Patrick Lencioni, Job Summary Scorecard

Free Training & Education Opportunity

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Fri, Feb 14, 2014

“Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody ever does anything about it,“ is a quote attributed to Mark Twain.

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Topics: Training, Leadership Training, training and education, Education & Training, Leadership Team

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