Posts Tagged "training"

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.

5 Leadership Mistakes Even the Best Bosses Make

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 by The Learning Factor

If you think your boss is some freak of nature and you’re the luckiest person alive, I’ll break it to you gently: He or she is human and will make mistakes.


The great ones rise up from their errors by A) acknowledging they made a mistake and correcting a behavior (think humility), or B) acknowledging a blind spot that needs to be addressed, then doing something about it.


Lets dive into a few prevalent leadership mistakes that even the best and smartest leaders tend to make.

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They may be great and smart, but they’re also human and will make mistakes.

To Make Your Meetings More Productive, Do 1 of These 4 Things

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 by The Learning Factor

If you feel like most of your meetings at work are a waste of time, the good–and bad–news is that you’re onto something. One survey found that 50 percent of meeting time is unproductive while up to 25 percent of meetings are spent on irrelevant issues. The same way we put deliberate thought into building businesses for our customers, we need to be intentional about planning meetings for their participants. A successful meeting is designed with its participants in mind.


Here are four tips for designing a brain-friendly meeting.

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The design of your meeting might be more important than the content you plan to discuss.

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