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Ta-Da’s Instead of To-Do’s

How much time do you spend creating and working through your to-do list everyday?  I am guessing most of us have one and depending on the day, check items off that did get done.  We usually don’t celebrate that checkmark, either hand-written or digital.  Or even acknowledge it is gone because we are so focused… Read more »

Ask Your Employees This One Question Now

I read a piece by columnist Mary Schmich in Sunday’s Chicago Tribune that got me thinking deeper about why employees leave their jobs. The piece focused on this question: “What’s a hard thing about your job that no one understands?”  Answers included “patience” from a barista and an attorney feeling like his clients want him… Read more »

Underestimating the Power of a Reference

How often do you think about what the people you list as a reference say about you?  I am guessing not often.  For many of us, we think about our references only when we are looking for a new job.  And even then, we quickly mentally scan our friends and colleagues list in our heads… Read more »

Evaluate to Fill Jobs

I recently interviewed a perspective a candidate for an outside sales position.  During the conversation, he told me that he takes time after every sales call and evaluates how it went.  He said that even though he has a successful process, he evaluates each call because his process can continue to be re-tooled to land… Read more »

Springtime Learning Opportunities

In our last blog, I discussed passion and how it is key in workplace learning.  To take professional learning driven by one’s passion to another level, we will look at some training options available Spring/Summer 2017 for your employees.  The in-person learning opportunities are located throughout northern and central Illinois while the online learning options… Read more »

How to Prepare for an Online Learning Experience

Whether you are brand new to using online learning, a seasoned online learning attendance pro, or a leader in charge of coordinating employees for an online program, there are several must do steps to take to maximize your online learning experience. “Houston we have a problem” Online learning is only impactful when the technology works. … Read more »