Category Archives: Analysis

Why Leadership Training Often Fails

There is a very simple reason why leadership training fails in so many companies across America, and it’s the same reason a lot of training fails. It’s both easy to identify, and simple to understand, yet it can be very difficult … Continue reading

Posted in Analysis, Assessment, Development, Training | Leave a comment

When Training Fails Epically

Tonight, Greg Gianforte, the Montana candidate for the House of Representatives seat that was opened due to political appointment, allegedly body slammed a reporter for asking him tough questions. Tomorrow is the election. True or not, this can’t go well … Continue reading

Posted in Analysis, Assessment, Training | Leave a comment

Why Learning Tracks Matter

Sam is a new management trainee that just promoted from being a Paint Department Associate. Her Store Manager recognized strong leadership skills and a solid work ethic over the last two years, and encouraged her to apply when the job … Continue reading

Posted in Analysis, Development, Management, Training | 1 Comment

Advice for Those New to Learning and Development

Learning & Development. Training. Talent Development. Staff Development. Human Resource Training Department. People in this line of work fall under many different names. Studies show the vast majority of people in the US that work in the field of training … Continue reading

Posted in Analysis, Authoring, Communication, Development, Learning Theory, ROI, Training | 1 Comment

When Training Isn’t the Right Answer

In most companies with a mature Learning & Development function, managers will, at some point, identify a problem and declare a need for training to solve it. It’s a natural answer that L&D teams strive to achieve. The cashiers didn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Analysis, Development, Management, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

9 Steps to Effective Operational Training

After being involved in training for several decades now, first as a manager and now as a professional trainer, I can confidently say that I find it easier to train theory-based concepts than operational skills. Maybe it’s because I have … Continue reading

Posted in Analysis, Assessment, Training | Leave a comment

The Fosbury Flop: Finding Hidden Efficiency

In 1968 a small town kid named Dick Fosbury set the Track & Field world alight. In a sport with long tradition and set methodologies, he unexpectedly won Olympic gold in the high jump with a brand new technique that … Continue reading

Posted in Analysis, Lean Processes | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment