Training Delivery

11 Articles on Interviewing, Employee Onboarding and Leadership

February 20, 2014

Looking for some useful articles on interviewing, new employee onboarding and leadership? Check out last month’s articles on my HR Answers page – I was in the mood to write!   First, I did a set of articles on the ways that organizations and the hiring managers who work there can improve their hiring practices: […]

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4-Part Series on Effective Management Coaching

December 11, 2013

For the month of November, I tried something new with my HR Answers.com page – I wrote a series of articles that elaborated on an existing article in the Answers library called Essential Management Coaching Skills for the Best Results. The result is a series of articles on four key attributes of coaching: communication, relationship […]

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Senior Leadership Development – Get Them to Experiment

September 16, 2013

Designing leadership development programs for members of an organization’s senior leadership team is challenging. They’re a time-starved bunch. Some of them aren’t big fans of formal learning. And, if they’re lucky, they’ve already had past access to excellent learning opportunities. So the program needs to be relevant, practical and extremely engaging. How should training directors […]

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5 Reasons Training Activities Suck

September 12, 2012

  What’s your opinion on training activities – love ‘em or hate ‘em? My colleague Robin Schooling has a love-hate relationship with training activities. I can relate, having attended my share of workshops where I’ve found myself thinking, “Really?! Move about the room and act like MONKEYS?” (Seriously. One time, a group of us were […]

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Your Leadership Development Back-To-School Supplies List

August 13, 2012

In my part of the world, summertime is very brief. Consequently, I’ve noticed a trend in my consulting work: corporate training schedules mirror the traditional K-12 educational model.  When it comes to leadership development training, companies essentially “take the summer off” because many employee vacations are crammed into the space between the Memorial Day and […]

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Fun with Factoids Icebreaker

April 5, 2011

As a learning facilitator, I have a toolbox full of ice breakers, team builders and group facilitation techniques that have served me well over the years. Just the other day, I freshened up one of my favorite standbys called “Fun with Factoids” with the addition of audience voting technology. It worked so well that I […]

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My Take on “If I Could Change 1 Thing About HR . . .”

February 14, 2011

About a month ago, Michael Carty, editor for the United Kingdom’s XpertHR Employment Intelligence blog reached out to introduce himself and inquired if I would contribute an article to his blog series “If I Could Change One Thing About HR. . .”  I asked if he would consider a contribution that explores training and development. […]

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What We Teach How We Learn

October 21, 2010

I’m pleased to announce the launch of a resource that focuses on my core passion: helping people grow professionally. Learning and development professional Benjamin McCall has launched a new e-book called What We Teach How We Learn. The book features ten essays from people in the world of learning and development. Inside this book, you […]

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Leaders: Maximize Employee Training

September 24, 2010

“How do we begin to change the culture of expectations in our organizations where instead of being held accountable for participating in learning and development activities, people will be held accountable for applying and using and changing their job performance?” —Robert Brinkerhoff   This quote appeared in the August 2010 issue of T+D magazine. Brinkerhoff […]

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Using Toys for Childlike Learning

September 3, 2010

Today I’ve got my Corporate Trainer hat— if you do too, I want to know: Do you use toys in your classroom session? I’ve been bringing what I call Fiddle Toys to my classroom learning sessions for nearly 20 years and they’re always a hit.  I find that giving learners something active to do with […]

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