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From monthly archives: October, 2014

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Help Your Team Spend Time on the Right Things

This week's training article has come from the Harvard Business Review. Help Your Team Spend Time on the Right Things, focuses on a soft skill that the majority of us could use some help - Time Management. The authors open with, "What is the most common resource that’s always in short supply? The answer, of course, is time. This applies not only to your time, but to your team’s. It’s the one organizational resource that is neither expandable nor renewable. Therefore, making sure that time is spent in ways that will have the biggest impact is a critical determinant of organizational success." Read More.

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Stop Believing That You Have to Be Perfect

Harvard Business Review has another great article about Best Practices. Stop Believing That You Have to Be Perfect is by Dorie Clark who is  a strategy consultant and speaker for clients such as Google, Yale University, Microsoft, and the World Bank. She is an Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, and author of Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future. A great quote from the article is,
"Failure makes success possible, but not because of the eventual possibility for lucrative exits. Rather, failure opens the dialogue to show that we don’t have to be perfect; in fact, we can’t be. We need to speak honestly and openly — to let ourselves be known, so that failure and mistakes are put in their proper context. We can’t be afraid to acknowledge that, if we’re growing, failure isn’t an anomaly. It happens every day."

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Importance of Employee Training: 6 Reasons Why It Saves You Money

The Importance of Employee Training: 6 Reasons Why It Saves You Money is a great article from Business2Community that demonstrates the importance of training. It not only helps your employees, but your overall company. A great quote from the article which brings home the importance of training is: "If you were given the choice between two different pilots—one was trained, the other not—which one would you choose? But what if there was no “up-front” cost for the untrained pilot? You still wouldn’t do it? Yet many business owners do not recognize the importance of employee training."


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