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How 360 Degree Training Can Improve Individual Development

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Feb 13, 2017 5:17:56 PM

When you think about it, 360 degree training makes sense. However, many people in leadership, HR and talent development, don’t know what 360 degree training is or they don't fully understand how to apply it.

Let’s take a moment to examine 360 degree training: what it is and what it can do if executed properly...

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Topics: Employee Development, leadership development, Employee management, employee training, leadership training


Why You Should Not Use 360 Degree Performance Feedback For Appraisals

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Feb 7, 2017 2:16:00 PM

As we charge through the age of analytics and instant feedback, many old systems, tools and processes are falling by the wayside. The standard annual performance review is one of the victims being claimed and, for many organizations, it’s being replaced by a solution called the 360 degree performance appraisal.

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Topics: Employee Development, leadership development, Employee management, leadership training


How Successful Organizations Maximize Employee Strengths

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Jan 18, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Based upon decades of research on human behavior in organizations, Gallup recently concluded: Strength-based management works. Employees who are encouraged to develop and use their strengths are more engaged and loyal. They perform better, produce more, learn their roles quicker and more positively affect their organization's profits.

Other outcomes of strength-based environments include more enthusiasm and commitment, greater effort and stronger work ethic. Additionally, workers who use their strengths every day are six times more likely to be engaged than their non-strength-exercising counterparts. For these reasons, it behooves an organization's leadership to develop employee strengths.

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Topics: Employee Development


How To Identify High-Quality Management Training Systems

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Jan 12, 2017 8:56:30 AM

With the professional and personal growth of employees in your hands, you have a lot of responsibility - not just to your company but to the people within it. Of course the development of your employees is important, particularly with the influx of millennials into the workplace.

In fact, one source states that 35% of millennials feel that quality employee training and development programs are one of the most desirable qualities in the workplace. Having a high-quality training program is a desirable thing; however, the lack of such a program can cause trouble. According to go2HR40% of workers leave their positions in the first year due to poor workplace training.

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Topics: Employee Development, leadership development, Employee management, Millennial Development, employee training, leadership training


5 Workplace Ethics Training Activities For A Perfect Workplace

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Oct 12, 2016 6:31:00 PM

Do you have an ethics problem in your organization? Or maybe the ethics of your workers is acceptable but you want to improve them? Perhaps your organization only has a few areas that need to be targeted. The reasons that leaders of an organization would choose to implement ethics training are varied.

The best reason is that good ethics is simply good business.

The opposite is also true: Bad ethics is bad business. In fact, over 50% of the largest corporate bankruptcies have occurred because of unethical practices. If that isn’t bad enough, in 2011 these bankruptcies totaled $1.228 trillion or close to 10% of the United States GDP. No business can afford unethical practices.

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Topics: Employee Development, leadership development, Employee management, Millennial Development, Conflict management


Employee Development Management 101 & 102

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Oct 5, 2016 4:30:00 PM

Every organization should invest in the development of its employees. Whether it’s called employee development, professional growth or leadership development, it all boils down to the same issue:

How do you develop and grow your employees to become better employees and strong leaders?

Employee development management ranges from developing their leadership potential to training them to manage their time more wisely and productively. If you haven't dedicated enough time, energy and funds toward employee development management you’re doing your company and your employees a great disservice.

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Topics: Employee Development, leadership development, Employee management, Millennial Development


5 Truly Effective Approaches To Positive Employee Feedback (With Examples)

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Sep 28, 2016 11:38:00 AM

Ken Blanchard once stated: “Feedback is the breakfast of champions.” This holds true and is essential for any endeavor, whether athletics, business or academia. Feedback is necessary to adjust the rudder of your organization's "ship." The more feedback you give and receive, as long as it’s quality feedback, the better for your employees and for your organization. Quality feedback increases worker engagement, which increases productivity. In fact, companies with engaged employees outperformed those with disengaged employees by 202%.

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Topics: Employee Development, leadership development, Employee management, Millennial Development


Improving Customer Service Through Training Videos

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Sep 20, 2016 2:20:00 PM

Customer service matters. Even in our time of technology, convenience and competition among several companies offering the same product, customer service matters. Some would argue that it matters more now than in the past especially because of competition.

No matter the product or service, you can count on other companies to compete for consumers along with you, and there will always be someone who offers your product cheaper, faster and with more perks than you. When that happens, you must find a way to set yourself above the rest. Customer service is a great way to do that.

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Topics: Employee Development, leadership development, Employee management, Millennial Development, Customer service, employee training, training videos


10 Ways To Implement Workplace Ethics Training

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Sep 13, 2016 12:48:00 PM

You’ve decided to start an ethics training program, and now you’re trying to figure out ways to implement it. You must consider your employees’ available time as well as the costs to your organization.

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Topics: Employee Development, leadership development, Employee management, Millennial Development, Conflict management, employee training, training videos, leadership training


5 Leadership Training Videos You Need For A More Unified Workplace

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Sep 6, 2016 8:48:00 AM

It's a fact: Employees want to work for organizations that offer quality professional development. One long-term study found that 74% of workers polled wanted more professional development in their place of employment. They felt they weren’t meeting their full potential in the workplace because of a lack of professional development.

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Topics: Employee Development, leadership development, Employee management, Millennial Development, Conflict management, employee training, training videos, leadership training


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