Posts Tagged "learning and development"

The 1 Question All Your Employees Wish You Would Ask

Posted on June 26th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Having a discussion with your employees or manager about job performance is never an easy feat. If executed incorrectly, the process could produce counteractive results. Managers have to find ways to provide both motivation and constructive criticism, and employees have to share individual goals underneath the scrutiny of their bosses.


However, what if you could knock down these obstacles with a single process? A system that created a platform for managers to discuss improvement opportunities, and one question that encouraged employees to be open with their managers. Well, you’re in luck. One such process and question exists. First, let’s take a look at the process: 360 feedback.

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Employee development conversations can be scary. These two approaches can help ease the nerves of all parties involved.

Do These Four Things To Make Your Boring Presentation Sound Interesting

Posted on June 19th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Let’s be real for a second: You don’t have a monumental bit of news to report every time you have to give a presentation. Maybe the third Tuesday of the month has just rolled around, and it’s time to update your team on the latest batch of figures. And whatever status report, project review, or operational details you’re going to share with them, you know it’ll be dull.


So how do you make those basic facts and figures more than a form of ritualized torture? Here are a few pointers.

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All that data needs to be in there—what can you do? Well, this.

How To Use Your Emotional Intelligence To Rewrite Your Job Description

Posted on June 19th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

If you have a job, there’s a roughly 50/50 chance you don’t like it—at least according to one sobering study last year. Not only are those statistical odds the same everywhere, but quitting for a more satisfying gig is easier said than done. Plus, it can take awhile to learn the technical skills you might need to land a job you like more.


But there may be a useful shortcut: What if you could double down on the so-called “soft skills”—like emotional intelligence—that you already have in order to improve the job you’re in? It starts with just thinking more strategically about your relationships around the office. Here’s what to do.

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Turn your office blues into a job that you’re excited about—without having to learn any new technical skills.

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