A kind word changes everything—especially when you’re learning something new

My wife is six months into a new job.  She has been through a lot of training since she started and just recently completed a four-week class to qualify for an advanced role. She’s been struggling to learn all of the different components of the new role and she hit a low point this past…

People aren’t picking up new skills fast enough? It might be your fault. Six questions to ask yourself

In a recent webinar on 6 Keys to Creating Learning Experiences that Inspire and Engage, 76% of participants said that in their opinion, at least 60% of a person’s success on the job can be attributed to their ability to learn job specific skills. Yet only 9% identified that any company they had ever worked…

6 Keys to Creating Learning Experiences that Inspire and Engage

Join The Ken Blanchard Companies for a complimentary webinar and online chat beginning today at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (12:00 noon Eastern).  Dr. Vicki Halsey, author of Brilliance By Design will be discussing learning and application strategies for leaders in a special presentation on 6 Keys to Creating Learning Experiences that Inspire and Engage. The…

Tests and Exams—one important question to ask yourself before you test others

As a young college professor, best-selling business author Ken Blanchard constantly found himself in front of disapproving faculty boards. The reason?  His insistence on giving out the final exam to each of his students on the first day of the class he was teaching. As soon as they found out, the board would call Blanchard…

Why Leaders Need to Be Teachers (and 3 tips for getting started)

A lot of leaders are disappointed these days. Even though they work hard to provide clear direction to their people, when they check in on progress at the end of the month, they often find that little has changed. The problem, according to Dr. Vicki Halsey of The Ken Blanchard Companies is that leaders confuse…

Have you got “virtualosity”?

As the world becomes more connected by technology, there is a growing expectation that modern professionals are accessible and responsive. Often, this means stretching boundaries and developing new skills to conduct business with people in far-reaching time zones and geographies. One of the basic requirements in today’s new connected world is “virtualosity” when it comes to responsiveness…