If you asked most White Americans in 2000 if discrimination in the US was still a big problem, they probably would have said no. After all, slavery was long gone. Anybody could live, work, and socialize wherever they wanted. The US had finally succeeded in achieving its goal of becoming the great American melting pot.
If …Read More
If you have ever hired a training professional before, you know that finding the right one can be tricky. Sometimes you get lucky and get experts who know what they are doing, like the consultants at Comprehensive Learning Solutions. Other times, you get people who are good at lecturing, but not so good at helping …Read More
The killing of George Floyd at the end of May at the knee of a police officer set in motion a round of protests at cities around the US. Sadly, many of those protests saw an increase of senseless violence as the sun set and peaceful, right-minded protestors of police brutality gave way to the …Read More
Any successful training program begins with a thorough needs assessment to determine the right solution. When working in the US, we often take for granted certain minimum standards. For instance, we assume that the classroom will have electricity and that, in most cases, our audience knows how to read and write at least to a …Read More
It’s the middle of February. Time to celebrate those connections that make us feel special and valued. And if those connections work right, we get engaged.
This is the story about Bob in Accounting. Bob just got engaged!
It started when he connected with Charlotte, the CEO of his company. Charlotte recently started holding regular gatherings where …Read More
Every year, employees in countless organizations engage in the “check the box ritual:” They attend mandatory training to comply with safety, financial, or legal requirements. In the past two decades, many organizations have resorted to web-based training to ease the burden: organizations do not have to spend as much on training delivery, and employees can …Read More
Jim Rohn, the American entrepreneur and philosopher, famously said, “The more you know, the less you need to say.” If you really understand something, you can summarize it in a few words. Want a quick test of how well people understand? Ask them to explain their company’s mission. If they give you paragraphs that sound like …Read More
Women’s fashion in the 1800s was characterized by maxi-dresses which came all the way to the ankles. By the 1940’s, skirt lengths crept to mid-calf with the introduction of the midi-skirt. The 1960s continued the upward climb with mini-skirts that sat mid-thigh. These days, any length is acceptable, including the hybrid hi-lo: short in the …Read More
When it comes to preparing us for adult life, schools do a pretty good job. We learn basic skills like reading, writing, and mathematics and advanced skills like critical thinking, creative thinking, and public speaking. But we never learn to network. Networking, according to Lynne Waymon in Make Your Contacts Count, is “the deliberate process …Read More
The good news for training professionals is that more and more companies are seeing the value of investing in training. According to a 2015 Deloitte University study of over 3,000 business leaders globally, 85% felt that “learning” is “important” or “very important” to their business’ success.
The bad news is that those who are responsible for …Read More