Category Archives: Assessment

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

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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

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How Experiences Affect Training

A Trainer walked into a room to train on new products for 4th quarter. He’d prepared for weeks to make sure he knew the material, his slides looked great, his presentation was polished, and his group activities were planned to … Continue reading

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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

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How to Train Mental Process Changes

How do you train a mental process change? If your goal is to teach someone how to bend their mind a certain way, what steps must you take to achieve that? It is well documented that when a person enters … Continue reading

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The Two Most Important Words in Training

Show me. Two little words that carry the weight of all your training efforts.  These two words initiate an assessment process showing whether your trainees  learned what they were taught or just provided a tunnel for sound to pass through. … Continue reading

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Retraining the basics: 5 things to remember

Every training manager, teacher, and coach knows the importance of retraining basic skills.  There are examples of it every day: the national soccer team practices dribbling, the elementary teacher reviews basic math skills they taught six months ago, and the training manager runs … Continue reading

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