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Teamwork and Productivity Tips

Posted by on October 1, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Teamwork and Productivity Tips How would you like the people in your business, the people you work with or even yourself, to be more productive at no additional cost? All you need is great teamwork. With a high performing team, you can achieve something much bigger, more effectively and more enjoyably than a group of [...]

Negotiating Salary Tips

Posted by on October 1, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Negotiating Salary TipsCan’t Get That? Then Get This!How to Get Something of Value in a Negotiation with Your Boss By Liz Tahir Performance Review Time It is time for your company review, and you are focusing on one thing: an increase in salary. Not only that, but you have determined how much of an increase [...]

Hiring Process Job Interview Question

Posted by on October 1, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Does Your Company’s Hiring Process Measure Up? J.T. Taylor, M.A. In Jim Collin’s excellent book Good to Great his research team documents a powerful practice which top performing companies consistently practice – they only hire top talent. The hiring process these companies use results in the best people getting on the bus. Once they are [...]

Does Experienced Based Training Work

Posted by on October 1, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Does Experience-Based Training and Development Work? The Research The purpose of the study was to examine the effects of an experience-based training and development program on the supervision abilities of participants. The changes were measured using Kirkpatrick’s four levels of evaluation model. Sixteen participants were interviewed three months after the training to evaluate bottom-line earnings [...]

Making Effective Decisions

Posted by on October 1, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Five Levels of Decision MakingJ.T. Taylor, M.A. Leaders make solid decisions and commit to seeing them through. Losers put off decisions and mess around with them once they are made. A key skill in becoming a successful leader is the skill of decision making. It is surprising how many people don’t like to make decisions. [...]

Measuring ROI for Soft Skills Training

Posted by on October 1, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Measuring Return On InvestmentFor Soft Skills Training J.T. Taylor, M.A. Senior management is demanding cost justification for training more than ever In our current business climate senior management is demanding cost justification more than ever. Human resource directors want to comply, but they are faced with two unpopular choices: invest time and energy into learning [...]

Teamwork Your Way to the Top

Posted by on October 1, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Teamwork Your Way To The Top By Alan Weiss, Ph.D., CMC "It is amazing what can be accomplished, when you don’t care who gets the credit."  — John Wooden I’m sitting poolside at the Marriott Resort in Lihue, Kauai. There are four waterfalls embracing five Jacuzzis, a bridge connecting to an island in the middle of [...]

Communication Strategies

Posted by on October 1, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Communication Strategies To Fast Track Your Career By J.T. Taylor, M.A. Listening is more important than any amount of technical savvy What you know about listening to people has more to do with breaking into the highest levels of management than any amount of technical savvy. While working with over 4,000 managers to set workplace [...]

How to Choose a Team Building Company

Posted by on October 1, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Seven Questions to Ask When Selecting a Team Building Company Buyer Beware! Many team building companies are simply recreation majors who know how to play games, but don’t understand business. Possibly the best way to evaluate a team building company is to ask their advice on helping you solve an actual problem your team is [...]