Many human resources (HR) teams make this error: They focus on training rather than overall development. Is there a difference? Doesn’t training lead to development? Not necessarily; training is often just the tip of the development iceberg.
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You are probably familiar with the word multitasking. However, you might not have come across the terms switch-tasking and single-tasking. The word multi-tasking is often used incorrectly by people who are actually referring to switch-tasking.
Companies that want to thrive in today’s fast-changing and competitive environment desperately need people who can both create and execute effectively. But how do creative people become creative? Is there a secret sauce or strategy involved?
You have probably heard the debate around the skills gap, the mismatch between the skills that employers will need to compete in the global economy and the skills that their employees actually have. You might even be actively trying to address it.
Is kindness a business currency? Kindness is essential both in business and our personal lives. More than profit and revenue, kindness helps us build meaningful relationships that, whether we expect them to or not, will benefit us in the long run.
IQ and EQ — intelligence quotient and emotional intelligence — have been hallmarks of success in the past. A new success trait is what Silicon Valley Bank vice president Natalie Fratto calls AQ — the adaptability quotient.
Imagine, at the end of a day of training, knowing you were impactful, the attendees had new actions to take, and they left with the confidence they could take those actions. That is the definition of a satisfied trainer.
Our conversation about change and alignment started in June 2017, shortly after Dina became head of corporate training and development at Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC), one of the world’s largest oil refiners.
The wrong answers to the right question result in team frustration. Many team building efforts and programs are focused on trying to engage and hold the attention of participants who wish they were somewhere else.